Economy

What's the 'Freegan' Deal?

Post romanticizes dumpster diving as protest against Bush administration, capitalism.

CBS News Blusters about Hypothetical Hurricane 'Crippling' U.S. Economy

Reporter Michelle Miller left out experts who disagree with pessimistic forecast and ignored strong economic recovery one year after Hurricane Katrina.

Housing Bubble, What Housing Bubble?

CNN says Bernanke's comments about orderly decline in home sales are 'boring'.

Wash. Post Finds Negative News Coverage Affects Americans' View of Economy

Survey commissioned by the paper found more positive views of economy when respondents saw stories on job creation.

Media Deficient on Budget Deficit Reporting

Surprisingly strong tax revenues in 2006 aren't cheered by TV newsrooms.

CBS Upstages Good Economic News with Foreclosure Worries

Reporter highlights Cape Cod foreclosure, but leaves out how house is above average in value.

Media Confidence Index Stays Low Despite Consumer Optimism

Housing sales, consumer confidence up despite predictions of economic downturn.

Networks Think Inflation is Important Only When It's Rising

Signs that consumer prices are under control get ignored or downplayed.

Networks That Praise Gates, Bashed Oil Firms

Same media outlets that attacked oil companies for success compliment Microsoft, a more profitable corporation.
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