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ABC Stuck in a Moment of One-Sided Coverage

World News Tonight features Bonos call for more foreign aid, but no critics of corrupt African governments.

Newspapers Saw the U.S. Budgets Slightly Smaller Shadow

Its five more years of drastic cuts, say The Washington Post and New York Times

Bravo for the Maestro

Greenspans greatest achievement was resisting political pressure and keeping money supply stable, fueling investment in the United States.

Medias GDP Reports Grossly Unproductive

Quarterly economic numbers typically get ignored, downplayed and hyped.

Media Emphasize Exxon Profit, Restart Focus on Windfall Taxes

But study finds Uncle Sam makes a killing off gas taxes already.

CNN Plugs Study Showing Partisan Divide Causes Confusion about Economy

But 30 minutes later network showcases a liberal economic critic without noting her ideology.

Income Reports Authors Tilted Left, but Media Didnt Note It

Liberal leanings of studys think tanks dont merit consideration or balance from most media.

ABCs Lisa Stark Goes After Oil Profits

Reporter portrays an oil tax advocate as consumer champion.

Hit Job

Networks Emphasize Layoffs In A Year of 2 Million New Jobs

Hit Job: Executive Summary

Networks Emphasize Layoffs In A Year of 2 Million New Jobs

In Depth Report on Detroits Woes Skirts Heavy Union Costs

NBCs Thompson skipped the millions spent on paying laid-off UAW members.

Special Edition: Jobs

Newscasts Overlook Fords Costly Severance Programs

Searching for reasons behind layoffs, reporters skip $140 million paid yearly to former employees.

CNNs Dobbs Blames Free Trade, Non-Union Labor for Fords Woes

But foreign cars produced in the U.S. are largely made in union-friendly states.

Major Newspapers Ignore Low Jobless Numbers

Papers that hyped five-year high inflation ignored economists citing a strong job market.

CNN Spends 2005 Telling People Theyre Going Backwards

Despite monthly wage increases, network says inflation is destroying the middle class.

USA Today, Washington Post Repeat Inflation Concerns

But big story in 2005 was how economy weathered energy prices, says economist.

Networks Do a Poor Job with Unemployment Coverage

Labor coverage evokes a depression, but its more depressing than reality.

Whos Worth More?

Do CEOs earn their money as honestly as Hollywood actresses?

Nightly News Features Critic, But No Defenders of Corporate Pay

NBCs Thompson ignores critics political leanings and theory of economic rent

Own Your Own Retirement

As demands on retirement plans increase, American workers will benefit from market-based accounts they control.

Pension Promises: the Death of the American Dream?

As companies face the reality of their financial obligations, a new day of personal responsibility is dawning for the little old schmo and the media are worried.

Media Portray Drug Plan as Boondoggle

But reporters still ignore free market advocates who predicted it.

AP Reporter Hypes Wholesale Inflation

Story misses the good news: despite 2005s oil price spike, core inflation hasnt soared.

Media Downplay Ideology of Wal-Mart Foes

Papers ignore ties to union groups and socialized medicine advocates.

Media Jump On Study Showing Frogs Dying Off From Climate Change

But critics who say they croaked from other causes are ignored.

Lou Dobbs Plays Paul Revere over Chinese Cars

CNNs always-alarmist anchor warns of another Yugo coming by sea.