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Fiscal Cliff Deal’s $4 Trillion Price Tag Ignored by 5 out of 6 Shows

On day of the deal only one of the network morning and evening shows mentioned the hefty cost of the deal because of the lack of spending cuts.

Under Deal, Debt to Rise $12 Trillion and 95% of Network Stories Leave That Out

ABC, CBS and NBC reports complain about the severity of spending cuts, instead of explaining that government debt will continue to grow.

Media Leave Out Economists from Stories on Debt Crisis 'Calamity'

In two weeks of news reports, only two economists were included by broadcast networks.

CNN Money Blames Budget Deficit on Tax Cuts

'Tax Cuts Push Deficit to New Milestone' story ignores massive spending of the Obama administration.

Networks Stand with Wisconsin Unions, Ignore $1-3 Trillion Pension Deficit for Five Days

On sixth night of protest coverage, ABC finally notes government pensions underfunded by at least $1,000 billion.

'Explosive' Debt Commission Recommendations Include $961 billion Tax Hikes

But only one of three evening news broadcasts report aggregate tax increase.

Uncritical Condition

Network news fails to examine high cost and proven failures of government-run health care

Santelli Urges Focus, Debate over Policy, Instead of Tea Party

CNBC reporter criticizes deficit commission, says country needs 'spending commission.'

ABCNews.com Credits Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac for 'Propping Up' Housing Market

Story claims housing sector 'would be in worse shape' without GSEs, omit potential $1 trillion cost to taxpayers.

Bernanke Critics and Rate-Cut Proponents Quiet after French Banking Scandal

SocGen fraud may have caused European stock market fall that inspired Fed's emergency rate cut last week; Economist: 'There is way too much panic.'
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