Smoking

News Producer Applauds Car Smoking Ban as 'Common Sense' on NBC Blog

Network's Ed Deitch praises local ordinance, while reporter Mike Taibbi fails to get reaction from law enforcement officers.

Big Tobacco and the Supreme Court: Double Jeopardy, Civil-Style?

This Halloween, the Supreme Court will determine how much plaintiffs can scare up in punitive damages.

ABC Blows Smoke at Audience on Tobacco-on-Film Study

Reporter Nauert left out any critique of study by anti-tobacco advocates who call for R-ratings

ABC's Dr. Johnson Prescribes Higher Taxes to Get Smokers to Quit

'World News with Charles Gibson' left out second opinion: higher taxes don't lower smoking rates but do breed black markets, mob-related violence.

ABC Ignores Role Huge Taxes Play in Driving Black Market on Smokes

Reporter failed to ask New York's top lawyer if $3-a-pack tax rates have encouraged tax evasion.

Networks Think Inflation is Important Only When Its Rising

Signs that consumer prices are under control get ignored or downplayed.

Networks That Praise Gates, Bashed Oil Firms

Same media outlets that attacked oil companies for success compliment Microsoft, a more profitable corporation.

Summer of Gore Continues with Softball Game on Larry King

Host lets Gore slam his talking points out of the park without raising any skeptical questions on warming.

CNN's '70s Flashback: Serwer Sees Specter of Stagflation

But economy is performing strongly and inflation is well below 1970s levels.
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