Economy

Networks Hype New-Homes Decline as Sign of Woe

CBS, NBC use new home sales data to make the economy look terrible, while ignoring rise in the majority of the housing market.

NY Times Insists Economy Isn't as Good as It Appears

Reporters rely on discredited housing bubble storyline, comparison to tech bubble of 1990s.

CNN Reporters Won't Take Professor's Word on Middle Class

The economy is strong, but 'In the Money' panel looks for every negative possibility, pushes liberal talking points.

The Times Buries Good Economic News, Emphasizes Hypothetical Bad News

Economics reporter Vikas Bajaj puts forth his usual sunny outlook: "The road ahead promises to be a long, hard slog as corporate profits are starting to slow." Meanwhile, the higher-than-expected ...

CNN's Velshi Argues Boosting Minimum Wage Could Boost the Economy

Business reporter says higher-paid workers will spend more, but fails to take into account lost jobs, lost hours, lost profitability from businesses.

Networks Ignore President's Defense of Tax Cuts as Key to Economic Growth

ABC's Betsy Stark highlighted applause lines in Bush speech on income gap, CEO pay.

NY Times Reviewer Complains about Friedman Documentary on PBS

Reporter Ginia Bellafante puffs up Friedman rival who said Soviet economy was sounder as it was collapsing in the 1980s.

Hillary Clinton, 10; Falling Gas Prices, 0

Pre-State of the Union newscasts ignored falling gas prices, totaled 10 minutes in face time with NY senator about 2008 run.

Times Celebrates MLK Day the Usual Way: With GOP-Bashing

"Against the backdrop of an escalating war in Iraq and increasing economic disparity in the United States..." What does that have to do with Martin Luther King Day?

CBS News Complains of Lackluster Christmas Shopping Season

But strong growth in jobs, wages and Internet sales belies reporter's slant.
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