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ABC Discovers a New Gateway Drug for Kids: Caffeine

Story compares caffeine to Steroids, but leaves out how commonplace it is.

Networks Pump Up Gas Prices

NBC Adds to Storm of Climate Change Stories

Network emphasized controversial new study without even a discouraging word.

The Price of Recovery

When prices rise, it helps get resources to the places theyre needed most.

The Media Spin: The Gatekeepers

Who decides whether you hear more about the Red Cross or the Salvation Army? Its the news producers.

Media Use Katrina to Lobby for Higher Taxes

Criticism for budget deficits has been replaced by calls for big government

Cutting Taxes One Minute; Raising Them the Next

CNNs American Morning says raising gas taxes might be a better move than cutting them.

Times Cites U.N. Report Blasting U.S. as Cheap

Foreign aid story ignores U.S. charity and socialist aspects of U.N. analysis.

Strike one, Strike two

The Early Shows Julie Chen misreports gas prices two days in a row, two different ways.

The Understatement of American Generosity

Coverage of private hurricane relief efforts pales in comparison to constant blame game on network news.

Gas Prices Fuel More Bad Reporting

The Early Show misreports gas price, giving the false impression its an all-time high.

Media Use Katrina to Predict Economic Downturn

Recent and past precedents strongly suggest region will rebound strongly.

Media Link Hurricanes and Global Warming for More than a Decader

For at least 13 years, broadcasters have pushed global warming into coverage of disasters.

Media Do Poor Job of Reporting on the Poor

New poverty statistics ignore the fact that new numbers are among the lowest in 20 years.

USA Today Downplays Its Own Explanation of Health Care Costs

Major series fails to understand why premium care has a premium price.

Refining: the Untold Story of the Oil Chain

Hurricane season brings more media references to refining capacity, but little explanation of this force behind gas prices.

Times Downplays Greenspans 18-Year Success

Paper dwells on danger if housing turns into a bubble that bursts.

World News Tonight Criticizes Outsourcing

ABCs Closer Look takes one step forward, two steps back on trade debate.

Media Fail to Realize Oil Not Even Near Records

Reporter Jim Axelrod mocks local tourism and shows his field of dreams isnt in Iowa.

Bogus Mercury/Autism Claims Linked to Death

Controversial treatment to rid body of metals may have killed a child.

Saving at the Pump Means Paying More for Vehicles

Media continue to refine their talking points about failure of new CAFE standards.

Media Continue to Pound on Obesity Coverage

Fast food restaurants are stalking children; Southerners are getting fatter; and the misleading Body Mass Index is back in the news after a football players death.

Media Take a Bite Out of CAFE Guidelines

Government proposes new light truck, SUV fuel standards, but media highlight critics.

Networks Send Plaintiffs Message to Drugmakers

Media continue lopsided coverage of litigation in Vioxx verdict.

Lou Dobbs Attacks Free Trade