Business

Networks Quick on AIG Scandal, Not on Fannie, Freddie

ABC, CBS and NBC evening news broadcasts highlight $440,000 executive retreat, but don't scrutinize government-sponsored boondoggles.

'Evening News' Turns Credit Woes into Plea for Health Care Mandate

CBS segment features small business owners who expect federal government to solve their problems.

Oil Recession: Analyst Foresees Oil at $40 a Barrel or Lower

Equidex President Phillip Gotthelf tells Bloomberg TV oil prices poised to drop much further.

NYT's Krugman Predicts 'Partial and Temporary Nationalization of Financial System'

Liberal economist tells MSNBC's Maddow bailout is a failure and predicts government takeover 'with almost 100-percent confidence.'

Knock Out: CNBC Confirms Lehman CEO Punched at Gym

Network verifies reports Richard Fuld was attacked for financial institution's bankruptcy.

'60 Minutes' Blames Crisis on Credit Swaps, Ignores Subprime Defaults

CBS's Kroft attacks traders, misses how overleveraging was real cause of financial turmoil.

CBS's 'Dangerous' Medicine Reporting Hard to Swallow

'Early Show' discusses new FDA regulations for cough medicine; excludes business perspective.

Time Cover Highlights Depression, But Story Downplays Threat

Editor Stengel talks up danger of 'New Hard Times' on MSNBC while article does not say 'Great Depression 2.0' can be prevented.

CNBC Anchors Question 'Crap' Added to Senate Bailout Bill

'The Call' co-host Melissa Francis finds appropriate term for 'tax extenders' added to Senate bailout legislation.

Cramer: Bailout Opponents 'Don't Know What They're Talking About'

CNBC host says economic experts calling for patience and calm in rescue package would bring about Great Depression II.
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