Spending

Taking the Federal Government to Kindergarten

Education reporter Sam Dillon only talks to liberals who argue that massive pre-school spending by the federal government would be a wise investment: "...experts are debating how best to improve ...

'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.'

Dear Globe: Spending Santas Will Stay Jolly

Elected officials give pork indiscriminately to the nice on their list.

CBS Shows Obama Spending Plan $90 Billion in the Red

Evening News report says his promises don't add up.

USA Today: Fewer Economists Expect Recession

Poll shows number of economists diagnosing a recession has dropped from 67 percent to 51 percent since April.

"Overwhelming Margin" of U.S. Public Thinks War Cost Hurting Economy

Reporter John Broder: "With long-term estimates of the cost of the Iraq war ranging from $1 trillion to $3 trillion or more, the question naturally arises of what else the country could have done ...

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.

Post: Bush Budget Spends Too Much AND Too Little

Domestic spending 'cut' - except for that pesky $8.4 billion in increases.

'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.'
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