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Oil War: The Media Crusade

Broadcast journalists have attacked oil industry for years over 'mind-boggling' profits, wanting to expand drilling and for funding global warming 'contrarians.'

Time to Bury Fannie & Freddie, Not Praise Them

Taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for corruption, bad business decisions and lobbying.

House GOP Invites McCain to Join Protest; Challenges Pelosi to Stop Them

Republican congressman says presidential candidate welcome to speak on floor and credits bloggers for getting the word out.

CBS Favors Obama in Segment on Candidates' Energy Proposals

Report suggests GOP nominee McCain is 'in the pocket of big oil,' barely questions Democrat's plan.

CNBC Blog Credits Obama with Oil Drop

Author claims victory could knock $40 a barrel off cost, but he's a Democrat donor and other experts disagree.

ABC Joins CSPI Attack on Restaurants

'Good Morning America' reports liberal activists' hit piece on kids menus, ignores parents' responsibility to care for children.

A Year Later -- CNBC's Cramer Called It

Network's resident loose cannon and 'Mad Money' host ranting predictions came true at least in part.

WaPo's Pearlstein Writes Obituary for Capitalism

Columnist claims free-markets have failed to deliver 'safety, fairness, economic security and environmental sustainability.'

NBC Slams Exxon's 'Out of Line' Profits

'Nightly News' and 'Today' team up to attack oil earnings, ignore billions of dollars in taxes paid.

BusinessWeek 'Recession Blog' Inactive a Whole Month as GDP Jumps 1.9 Percent

Posts few and far between three months after magazine debuts 'stories of how individuals are coping with the downturn.'

Kerry: 'Al-Qaida Leadership is More Capable of Attacking Today' than on 9/11

Senator proposes $7.5 billion in 'non-military' aid; says 'winning the war of ideas' against al-Qaida important to climate change, AIDS.

Pelosi: San Fran 'Mischaracterized' by Right as 'Out of Mainstream'

House Speaker claims 'exploiters' villainize city because they don't want to nation to follow lead in 'living wage,' health care and environmental 'value.'

USA Today: Fewer Economists Expect Recession

Poll shows number of economists diagnosing a recession has dropped from 67 percent to 51 percent since April.

Second Minimum Wage Hike Not 'Enough' for the Media

Journalists from broadcast networks, CNN and AP inflate number of minimum-wage workers and complain wages still aren't high enough.

'World News' Promotes Food Police Attack on Marketing

Segment insists characters brainwash kids into eating unhealthy foods, says voluntary standards 'aren't nearly good enough.'

House Majority Whip: Climate Change Hurts Blacks More

Clyburn says African-Americans 'disproportionately impacted'; study recommends 'fee, tax or allowance auction on polluters.'

CBS Slams Payday Loan 'Traps'

'Evening News' ignores borrower responsibility in hit piece on short-term lenders.

The Media Fix Is In on Key Gay Issues

A columnist smears a witness testifying against permitting open homosexuals in the military, and the media ignore a California official abusing her office to advance same-sex marriage.

Pelosi Dodges Drilling Question; Blames Bush for Economic Downturn

'Today' co-host Meredith Vieira doesn't press House Speaker about blocking vote on offshore oil drilling.

ABC Sensationalizes Qantas Incident

'Good Morning America' reports plane 'instantly plummeted' and passengers had 'no idea what was happening.'

M.I.T. Scientists: Warming Will Actually Reduce Number of Hurricanes

American Meteorological Society report contradicts claim tropical activity increases due to climate change.

CNN Omits Democrats' Efforts to Prevent Drilling Vote

'American Morning' call Democrat majority's refusal to have an up-or-down vote on offshore drilling a 'partisan standoff.'

CNN Host: Obama's Anti-Free Trade Position 'Does Not Go Down Well' with Europe

Christiane Amanpour says senator's position is at odds with European officials that want 'globalization.'

Morning Show Fuels Countertop Cancer Fears

'The Early Show' says countertops could be dangerous but does not include representatives from industry.

Stern on XM/Sirius Merger: 'I Will Never Vote For a Democrat Again'

Satellite radio talk show star cites 'gangsterism,' 'communism' for holding up deal.

CNBC's Burnett Gives Schumer Free Pass on IndyMac Bank Run

'Street Signs' host claims senior senator from New York 'wishes he was powerful enough as being able to cause a run on a bank.'

'Evening News' Praises $25-Billion GSE Bailout

CBS report ignores long-term consequences of bill and calls a rise in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stock an endorsement from Wall Street.

Lou Dobbs: Free Market Advocates 'Should Be Pilloried'

CNN host blasts administration; calls free traders 'ignorant, hypocritical, sanctimonious' in wake of potential Fannie bailout.

IndyMac Attack

Networks see IndyMac failure as sign of catastrophe on the horizon, but fail to offer historical context or real reasons for downfall.