CNBC's Burnett: Recession vs. Slowdown is Only 'Semantics'

'Today' contributor claims there's no real difference between recession and slowdown, despite the fact that worried talk contributes to economic woes.

CBS Plays Class-Envy Card Over Countrywide Event That Didn't Happen

Embattled mortgage lender cancels controversial Colorado event, but 'Early Show' report spins it anyway.

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.

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.

'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.

The Worst-Case Economy Reporting Handbook

Media using extreme cases as examples of how bad the economy is for 'average Americans.'

'World News' Criticizes Faith-Based Financial Adviser for Being Anti-Debt

Anchor Dan Harris says following Howard Dayton's Christian financial advice might mean 'radical belt-tightening.'

Countrywide CEO Gives Up $37.5 Million; 'American Morning' Complains It's Not 'Fair'

Anchor Kiran Chetry says CEO severance package agreed to by company's boards of directors a 'disconnect with Main Street.'

CNN's Willis Teams Up with Jon Stewart to Bemoan Recession

Comedy Central host suggest economic turnaround will take two decades; CNN financial analyst says recession is a sure bet.
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