Business and Media Institute

Food Food Everywhere, But Not a Bite to Eat

Washington Post reporter complains about supermarkets, citing a critic who thinks Americans spend too little and eat too much.

New York Times Complains of Medicare 'Windfall' for Drug Companies

Reporter Freudenheim downplays taxpayer pain in paying for the nearly $700-billion program.

Entertainment Weekly Says Global Warming Keeps Gore 'Cool'

The debate remains, despite magazine's incorrect claim that even Fox News won't challenge movie.

CBS Serves Whine with Global Warming

Reporter Blackstone excludes scientists who are skeptical of new study forecasting doom for Napa Valley.

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.

Networks Insist Oil Is at 'Record High'

Reporters finally give geopolitical factors strong place influencing price; but adjusted for inflation, oil is still $10 below 1981 peak.

NY Times and NBC Flip-Flop on Cancer Drugs

'Breakthroughs' and 'promising new treatments' now treated like high-risk drugs.

CNN Ignores Labor Union Source of Wal-Mart Shoplifting Story

Reporter omitted the fact that activist group WakeUpWalMart.com was the source of a NY Times article publicizing the retailer's softened stance on shoplifting.

Media Deficient on Budget Deficit Reporting

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

Networks Serve as Deputy for Food Police

Anti-food-industry group has more food stories on network news than official government agency dedicated to nutrition.
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