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The Great Media Depression: Executive Summary

News reports depict economy far worse now than during the 1929 stock market crash

Washington Post Declares 'Human-Generated Carbon Dioxide Emissions' Already Cause of Disasters

Article quotes four experts and a study from one side but offers no counterpoint.

Networks 'Cherry-Pick' Data to Blame Slowdown on Housing Woes

But on CNBC some experts say housing 'crisis' is overstated and blame the media for hyping it.

'World News' Predicts $7-a-Gallon Gasoline

ABC evening show predicts extreme price increase, but curiously explains the actual cause of high gasoline prices and provides some context.

'Today' Fails to Define 'Average' in Food Bank Scare

NBC morning show declares middle class is 'new face of hunger in America.'

America's Great Media Depression

Bear Stearns coverage far more negative than how journalists handled 1929 stock market crash.

'Nightly News' Bemoans School Funding Woes

NBC blames economic downturn, but ignores multiple factors involved in spending decline for California public education.

CNN Pulls out 'D-Word' in Economy Speculation

Economist warns about $5 gas, 'something worse than a mild recession.'

'Early Show' Takes Jab at Oil Executives for Industry Profits

Segment later features oil expert that explains it isn't the oil company profits causing the spike.

Wash. Post on Obese Children: 'Parent' Never Mentioned

Article celebrates victories of anti-food advocates pressuring businesses.

'Evening News' Hits Against Metal Bat Manufacturers

CBS blames aluminum bat maker for horrible accident, familys lawyer calls metal bats a "weapon."

BusinessWeek Dedicates Blog Exclusively to 'Recession in America'

The site's purpose: 'to uncover the stories of how individuals are coping with the downturn.'

'Squawk Box' Guest Warns of $12-15-a-Gallon Gas

Robert Hirsch, an energy advisor, says CNBC morning show prediction was a citation of the 'Dean of Oil Analysts.'

Pressure Builds on Oil Companies - from Lawmakers, Media and Candidates

Networks give a free pass to Democrats' proposals to levy more taxes on oil companies, even as Senate committee grills oil execs.

Econ 101: Old MacDonald Had a Subsidy

Veto-proof farm bill shows the power of politics to take and redistribute our money.

CBS Uses Kennedy Diagnosis to Critique Government Cancer Funding

'Evening News' criticizes federal government for reserach funds 'drying up;' praises British government for higher funding.

'American Morning' Beams Over Pro-Tax Warren Buffett

CNN calls world's richest man and Obama supporter a 'genuine real person you could have a great time with' and oh yeah, 'a Democrat.'

Deja Vu: 'Today' Inflates Gas Prices

NBC morning show uses longtime network visual trick to make gas prices seem higher.

'Evening News' Blasts Flame-Retardant Materials

CBS report parrots cause of liberal Maine legislator but downplays the benefits, such as lives saved by chemicals.

The Worst is Yet to Come According to CNN's 'Your Money'

Correspondent Hunter suggests even the Great Depression can't compare to current 'crisis.'

'Nightly News' Calls Cuban Defections a 'Setback'

Segment about Cuban circus romanticizes life under authoritarian socialist rule.

'Big Oil' Faces 'the Same Game Plan that Brought Down Big Tobacco'

Lawyer that sued the tobacco industry in the 1990s now suing energy industry for causing climate change, according to Atlantic Monthly.

WSJ Washington Editor: Network Newscasts 'Don't Matter Anymore'

ABC, CBS and NBC nighttime reports less important to political news cycle.

ABC Anchors Bike to Work, Man Sings Protest Song about Gas Prices

'Good Morning America' report features individual who saved an average of $7 a day riding a bicycle and protestor singing on the roof of a gas station to respond to prices.

'Evening News:' High Gas Prices Leaving Little Girls 'High and Dry'

CBS correspondent reports higher fuel prices forcing municipal government cutbacks, including access to city swimming pools.

Media Follow Gay Script on Marriage Ruling

News coverage celebrates the California Supreme Court's creation of a new 'right,' but ignores the moral concerns and the infringement on the public's right to self-government.

Senators Warn Bill Could Spike Gas $1.50 to $5 a Gallon

Inhofe, Sessions blast massive costs of global warming legislation.

Lauer Prosecutes 'The People vs. Exxon' in CEO Interview

'Today' host repeats popular but faulty criticisms of oil companies in one-on-one with ExxonMobil head.