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.

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.

ABC: Housing Crisis Leading People to Burn Down Their Homes

Segment portrays home borrowers nearing foreclosure as high-risk for arson with extreme statements.

ABC Casts Stones at Evangelical Financial Advisers

Anchor Dan Harris challenges the 'quality' of advice proffered by counselors who apply Biblical principles to money, mortgages and credit cards.

A Tale of Two Cramers: CNBC Host Does Complete Reversal on Market Outlook

'Mad Money' host Jim Cramer predicts financial stocks will make 'a fortune' and there will be a 'housing shortage a year from now.'

Curry: Environmental Responsibility Means Paying More

'Today' host acknowledges higher costs of 'green-friendly' products while slamming businesses for 'misleading' claims.

The Underreported View - 'The Economy Is Fine'

Newsweek cover story 'The U.S. Economy Faces the Guillotine' gives a bleak one-sided view ... but what media outlet doesn't?

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.

Bernanke Critics and Rate-Cut Proponents Quiet after French Banking Scandal

SocGen fraud may have caused European stock market fall that inspired Fed's emergency rate cut last week; Economist: 'There is way too much panic.'

Networks Cheer: 'The Check Is in the Mail,' 'Cash Is on the Way'

Coverage is not concerned with the cost to taxpayers, but if checks can be cut in time and whether recipients will spend or save their 'rebates.'
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