Recession

'Evening News' Blames GM Cutbacks on Gas Prices, Ignores Union Effect

Report blasts automaker for producing 'gas-guzzling' vehicles but doesn't mention expensive labor agreements.

'Today': Pawn Shop's Business Indicates 'Bust Economy'

NBC morning show rolls out yet another 'economic indicator' in attempt to paint economy as weak.

Bad Economy Causing Spike in Spam Sales, Reports 'Nightly News'

Anchor Brian Williams calls lunch meat product 'a huge economic indicator' although Hormel attributes profit increase to a variety of factors.

The Great Media Depression

News reports depict economy far worse now than during the 1929 stock market crash

'Today' Fails to Define 'Average' in Food Bank Scare

NBC morning show declares middle class is 'new face of hunger in America.'

America's Great Media Depression

Bear Stearns coverage far more negative than how journalists handled 1929 stock market crash.

CNN Pulls out 'D-Word' in Economy Speculation

Economist warns about $5 gas, 'something worse than a mild recession.'

Media Make Economic Storms Out of Silver Linings

Reports of stronger economy get spun as negative.

Networks Project Economic Gloom Before Release Of Positive GDP

Technical definition says it's still not a recession, despite downbeat coverage.

Surprising Figures Don't Stop NYT From Seeing "Recession"

Milder-than-expected job losses in April nonetheless spurred a lead story shouting the loss as "powerful evidence that the United States is almost certainly now ensnared in a recession."
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