Economy

CNN Starts Weeklong Katrina Series with Attack on Insurance Companies

Reporter Velshi, anchor O'Brien assume corporate greed, dismiss personal responsibility.

Media Point to Dip in Home Sales as Sign of 'Housing Chill'

But industry spokesperson says it's media that should cool it with sensationalistic reporting.

Unhappy Anniversary: Katrina Insurance Battle Continues

TV journalists frame insurance stories with plaintiffs in mind, blaming insurance companies for lack of flood coverage.

Wash. Post Spins Inflation Data Negatively

Most other media outlets report positive assessments from experts after Wall Street rally.

NBC's Brown Blows Smoke on Housing Bubble

Home values still growing, just slower than before as housing market shifts into buyer's market.

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.
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