Economy

Media Stimulate Recession and Tax Rebate Frenzy by Twisting Fed Chairman's Words

Networks report Bernanke 'confirmed recession fears' even though he specifically said he is 'not forecasting recession.'

CNBC's Jim Cramer Still Down on Fed After Three-Quarter-Point Rate Cut

'Mad Money' host challenges WSJ reporter Greg Ip for putting out contradictory stories on Fed leading up to the 'emergency' rate cut.

Zuckerman Compares Current 'Financial Crunch' to Great Depression

U.S. News & World Report editor-in-chief tells 'McLaughlin Group' viewers credit freeze is a problem 'nobody knows how to deal with.'

Post Finance Columnist Fawns over Hillary Clinton

Michelle Singletary describes Clinton's proposal for taxpayer-funded help to debt-ridden Americans in glowing terms.

Will Hyped 'Economic Stimulus' Package Be Tax Relief or Wealth Redistribution?

Media so far downplay critics of rumored plan, fail to ask tough questions about tax relief.

TV Critic Alessandra Plays Economic Cassandra

Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley makes another ill-advised foray into sociology: "The gloom [of the show] is understandable, of course. The economy and the political landscape today are weighed ...

'Street Sweetie' Burnett: Jim Cramer 'Certifiably' Crazy

NBC News' favorite economic pundit takes 'crazy pills' according to talk show host Conan O'Brien.

Lauer Fears 'Rich' Might Get Some Tax Relief

'Today' host grills Treasury Secretary to make sure likely tax rebates will benefit only the lower and middle classes - despite the fact that 'rich' fork over most of the nation's revenue.

'Nightly News' Reports on Foreign Investment with Isolationist Tone

Segment neglects to explain foreign countries invest in the U.S. economy because it offers a good investing opportunity.

ABC Offers Tips to Secure the Job You'll Probably Lose Anyway

Morning scare-fest warns many jobs are in danger, suggests securing your position by boasting, kissing up.
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