Morning Shows: More Government to Help Economy?

Gas prices, jobs and stocks, oh my! Could another 'stimulus' be the answer?

'Today' Teaches History, Shows Light at End of Recession Tunnel

NBC morning show assumes economy is in recession, compares current conditions to 1973, 1987 and 2001.

Media Pit 'Main Street' Against Wall Street

Theme emphasizes a divide between rich and poor, evokes John Edwards's 'two Americas.'

A Double Standard on the Dow: If It Soars, It Bores...

...but if it's bleeding value, it leads the front page.

CNN Reports Oil and Gas Price Fears, Ignores Market Dynamics

'American Morning's' Velshi cites poll of consumer worries but fails to report variables that have led to the rise and recent fall of oil prices.

CBS Reporter Suggests a 'Bailout' for Housing Crisis

'Early Show's' Maggie Rodriguez proposes a 'cram session' to Treasury Secretary to figure out a Bear Stearns-like bailout for 'agencies involved.'

'World News' Claims 'Free Market Didn't Work' in Bear Stearns Collapse

ABC correspondent Terry Moran ignores lost jobs and money lost by shareholders in assessment the free market didn't work, 'government did.'

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.

'Early Show' Makes Carter Years Comparisons in One-Sided View of Economy

Bloomberg TV anchor appears on CBS only offering worst predictions in survey, ignoring the majority, who say no recession in 2008.

The Oops and Downs of Economic Predictions

The public has to be confused as the media over-predict downturns and gas price spikes but lack accuracy.
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