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Senator Calls Fannie/Freddie Bailout GOP 'Socialism'

Sen. Jim Bunning labels Bear Stearns rescue 'amateur socialism' compared to latest government move.

Former Shell CEO Blasts Government for Restricting Free Market

John Hofmeister tells CNBC short-term vision on energy from Washington leaders is costing Americans.

Media Feed Hysteria over Indymac Failure

ABC and CBS play up run on the bank, warning of more closings.

CNN: Want a Balanced Budget? No Tax Cuts for You!

'Your $$$$$' puts McCain's promises under the microscope, while glossing over Obama's.

Barney Frank Opposes Offshore Drilling For Fishing Industry

Connecticut congressman tells CNBC oil exploration would harm integral part of his district's economy, but ignores economic boost drilling provides in Louisiana.

'Nightly News' Attacks Budweiser/InBev Merger

Segment highlights negative aspect of deal without mentioning positives.

Dodd Defends Sweetheart Countrywide Mortgage Deal

Connecticut senator tells CNBC's 'Squawk Box' special treatment is a 'non-issue.'

ABC: Bank Failure Evokes 'People Stuffing Their Mattresses' Like the Depression

ABC, NBC morning shows give some perspective but still feed hysteria on bank closing.

Energy Expert: Poverty Stricken Don't 'Give a Damn' About Warming

Left-wing conference hears that without prosperity people won't try to fix climate; promotes government mandate for flex-fuel cars.

Morning Shows Drag Innocent Drug Maker into Deadly Incident

Reports on ABC and CBS link conflicting tragedies; connect drug maker to overdose at hospital.

Report: Bad Economy Keeping 'Troubled' Marriages Together

NBC's 'Today' cites relationship and financial experts to show high costs and declining divorce rate are correlated.

ABC Goes After Online Businesses for 'Hidden Fees'

'Good Morning America' calls pop-up ads a 'deceptive marketing practice.'

Cramer Pleads for Taxpayer Bailout of Fannie, Freddie

'Mad Money' host wants $100-billion 'government check' to raise capital for GSEs.

Networks Acknowledge Taking Gramm's 'Nation of Whiners' Out of Context

ABC and CBS admit Sen. Phil Gramm's comments are being twisted, but don't explain the truth behind them.

MSNBC Host Charges Airlines with Nickel-and-Diming Travelers

Tamron Hall reviews customer dissatisfaction, leaves out high cost of jet fuel.

ABC Reporters Team Up with Environmental Activists on Planet Green

Mainstream journalists join Discovery network's show about global warming threats.

Home Sweet 'Mortgage Hell'

Glamour warns women about their 'scariest money mistake' and a 'tsunami of foreclosures'

Good News on NBC: Texas Economy Booming Under Oil Rush

'Nightly News' segment details how economy is flourishing and says boom 'could pay off nationwide.'

ABC Accuses Gas Stations of 'Luring' Customers with Price 'Bait-and-Switch'

'Good Morning America' portrays covering extra expenses as dirty business, misleads on business practices.

GOP Senator Vows to Close Down Senate Until 'Vote on Offshore Exploration'

Sen. Jim DeMint calls Pelosi, Democrats 'hypocrites' for urging Bush to release oil from the strategic reserves and opposing drilling.

Sen. Jim Webb Sways from Left's Energy Playbook

Virginia Democrat promotes nuclear and coal power; expresses concern about warming but doesn't hype alternative or 'renewable' energy as solution to energy woes.

Starbucks Coverage with a Shot of Schadenfreude

From calories to caffeine, the coffee company and its products have been targeted by slanted media reports.

CNBC's Gasparino Fires Back at Rumor-Mongering Allegations

The business network's on-air editor calls the idea that rumors toppled Bear Stearns a product of 'ill-informed' media.

JP Morgan CEO: Bear Stearns Rumor-Mongers 'Should Go to Jail'

Chairman of investment bank that purchased Bear calls for SEC investigation into events that led to bank's collapse.

'World News' Ties California Fires to Global Warming

Segment cites climate change, ignores other factors as reason for increase in wildfires.

NBC Promotes Green Agenda in G-8 Summit Report

'Nightly News' blasts U.S. government for inaction on climate change and promotes expensive Japanese efforts.

This Broadcaster Wants Freedom

The ill-named 'Fairness Doctrine' is rearing its ugly head again in Congress - and would end radio as we know it.

ABC Notices Market Response to Gas Prices

'World News' acknowledges the private sector will react to high costs of traditional fuel with investment in alternatives

'Evening News:' Food Stamp Allotments Aren't Enough

CBS emphasizes hardship of food stamp users, complains that government has not increased federal assistance to match food inflation.