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'Nightly News' Spins 'Black Friday' Increase as Bad

NBC downplays 7.2 percent hike in holiday sales; previously called sales on the day after Thanksgiving 'a giant barometer on the true state of the economy.'

CBS Squeezes in Bad Economic News before McCain Speech

'Evening News' finds time for 'disappointing' employment and retail figures, but ignored good GDP news Obama's night.

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.

2.4 Percent: 'Dramatic' Decrease or 'Disappointing' Increase?

Media downplay billions of dollars in increased holiday spending as 'weak' and 'disappointing'.

Networks: Low Women's Clothing Sales Foreshadow 'Nightmare'

Reporters paint ominous picture of the holiday shopping season based on one sector showing lower sales - even though many are up.

After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Stronger Than Predicted

Retail sales show big gains, although several media outlets warned of the worst.

Networks: Holiday Sales No Reason for 'Ho, Ho, Ho'

CBS continues trend as most downbeat of network newscasts for economic coverage.

CNN's 'Recession Watch' Continues, with New Definition of Recession

Morning show focuses on negative Christmas shopping predictions as indicator of economic health, despite strong job growth.

Wal-Mart's 'Solid' Holiday Forecast Has 'World News' Bearish on Economy

Stocks soar on positive news about the world's largest retailer, but ABC manages to find a downside.

CBS News Complains of Lackluster Christmas Shopping Season

But strong growth in jobs, wages and Internet sales belies reporter's slant.
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