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Tax & Spin

Five Ways the Media Distort Tax Issues

A Million-Year El Nio?

New York Times Selective in Article on Climate Studies

ABCs Mercury Straw Man

World News Tonight gives exposure to environmental group, even as story discredits Robert Kennedys claims.

ABC Reports: Breakfast is Controversial

New ads for kids cereals are the latest target in the anti-free market obesity war.

CNNs Henry Misrepresents Personal Accounts Polls

Claims public doesnt support private accounts, but facts show otherwise.

Times Brings Balance to Outsourcing Coverage

The insourcing side of the story shows how imported auto industry plants bring 60,000 jobs to U.S.

$7 Billion, But Whos Counting?

Media harp on PBS political controversy but ignore massive government funding of public broadcasting.

Post Spins History to Attack Business

Reparations story calls slavery a crime and fails to remind readers that it really wasnt.

Social Security Debate

Free market defenders fight for ownership, while reform opponents want to increase biggest government program ever.

30 Days of Supersized Guilt

Morgan Spurlock shows how difficult it is to pretend to be poor.

WSJ Attacks Exxon for Not Losing Money on New Energy Sources

Article looks down on free market success and leaves out scientists on the other side of the global warming debate.

USA Today Decides Climate Debate Over

The nations newspaper disregards scientific criticisms of global warming theory and doesnt include any scientific opposition in its one-sided cover story.

Is Greenspan Wary of Housing Problems?

Even the major media have trouble agreeing just what the Fed Chairman said.

Networks Not Lovin McDonalds Efforts

New commercial with a healthy focus draws fire from morning shows.

Biased Accounts: Part III

Risky Business: Media Bearish on Personal Freedom - Tying personal Social Security accounts to a risky stock market, journalists portray a wild investment world filled with simpletons.

For London Socialist, Taxes are the Answer

AP omits Red from Livingstones resume in coverage of his worldwide tax proposal.

FX Looks Left to Peak at Oil

Energy apocalypse is one big worst-case scenario

ABC Helps Officials Beef About Their Own Statistics

World News Tonight weighs in on the side of the Centers for Disease Control about obesity.

Media Neglect Support for Personal Accounts

Why are the media ignoring 450 economists in favor of personal accounts, including 5 Nobel Prize winners?

Network Doomsday Warnings Run Out of Gas

Gasoline prices actually fell during the week leading up to Memorial Day, but broadcasters reminded drivers of record highs.

Article Treats Wal-Mart Critics as Labor Experts

Media confuse the housing issue by comparing real estate to the stock market and stoking fears of a national bust.

Bubble, Boom or Bust?

Media confuse the housing issue by comparing real estate to the stock market and stoking fears of a national bust.

NBC Fuels Gas Price Hysteria

Network blames the president for high gas prices and emphasizes government regulation and taxes over free-market solutions.

Payday at CBS: 60 Minutes Cashes in on Another Business Attack

Network uses disgruntled customers, competitor and frustrated official to target loan companies.

Obesity Coverage: Give or Take 75,000 Deaths

The media cant seem to get the CDCs updated obesity statistics straight.

News Coverage Skews View of Social Security Reform

Networks deliver liberal talking points and then the media wonders why support for personal accounts isnt stronger.

Large Tax Increase Not Newsy Enough for Media

Major outlets ignore Democratic Congressmans Social Security proposal that would raise the payroll tax.

Biased Accounts: Part II - Truth About Social Security Reform Lost in Transition

Networks cite red-herring costs of personal accounts without explaining what they mean.

Paper Tigers Take Bite Out of American Dream

Three major newspapers attack traditional economic views and show support for the welfare state.

Getting Personal over Personal Accounts

Business Week attacks the ownership society with scare tactics and liberal talking points.