Economy

Post Business Columnist Wishes for Economic 'Burn'

Steven Pearlstein exemplifies media desire for economic hardships and 'harsh and vengeful solution.'

Charles Barkley Calls Conservatives 'Fake Christians,' Likes Obamanomics

Former NBA star appears on CNN's 'The Situation Room' and says he is supporting Obama for economic reasons.

Head to Head: Media Turn to Greenspan When Bernanke Says No Recession

Fed Chairman's persistent 'no-recession' forecast isn't good enough for media who stick with 'bleaker' headlines.

Reuters Story Makes Outlandish Claim: U.S. Depression a Likely Possibility

Report raises the prospect of the U.S. government being forced into buying American stocks to avert an economic crisis.

CNN Correspondent Asks 'Where We Are in This Recession'

Ali Velshi's report indicates recession is already underway as he looks to Bernanke and Paulson for answers.

Consumer Confidence: Only News When It's Low(er)

Just how low is consumer confidence - or how high? The media have historically focused on low reports while ignoring highs - and their own role in shaping opinions on the economy.

Surprise: Despite Bleak Predictions, Retail Sales Climb in January

Even with 0.3 percent increase, 'Morning Joe' co-host remains convinced that economy is 'heading' for downturn.

'World News' Jumps to Criticize 30-Day Foreclosure Freeze

Left-wing organization spokesman calls program unveiled by U.S. Treasury Dept. 'a PR effort.'

ABC 'World News' Goes after Credit Card Companies

Network fails to explain: just because the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, it doesn't undo supply and demand in the credit market.

Couric: Stocks Too Risky? Try Stamps

'Evening News' anchor advocates 'safer investment' in postage stamps and portrays meager savings as profit.
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