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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.

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.

Saving at the Pump Means Paying More for Vehicles

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

The Business of Rebuilding

Network news gives little time to Americans generosity, as businesses use their profits to help the needy.

The Media Spin: Bring Out the Tea Leaves

Global warming is in fashion today, but veteran journalist David Goodnow remembers when we once feared another little ice age.

Econ 101: Are Housing Prices Too High?

Professor Gary Wolfram explains the economics behind pricing and the housing bubble.

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

More Media Go Drilling for Viewers

CBS, ABC launch new features on gas prices. Reporter Axelrod shows hes going the wrong way.

AARP vs. the Free Market on Drug Prices

Ignoring the simple rule of demand in determining prices, news reports chide drug companies for not pegging their prices to inflations rise.

Trade Secrets

Lou Dobbs Tonight Hides Good News Behind Negative View of Free Market

Trade Secrets: Executive Summary

Lou Dobbs Tonight Hides Good News Behind Negative View of Free Market

Times Scares Readers with the Crisis Ahead

Magazine story describes a Mad Max future based one the work of one author.

Missing the Point on Prices

Networks continue to hype gas prices high above the national average, while the Post looks to government for pricing.

Oil Prices Drop and Networks Ignore It

ABC does note the cause of the problem is that businesses cant build new refineries.