1982 http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/18718/all en The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009 http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-worst-economic-myths-2009 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p><p><em>Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2009 list:</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p> </p><p>10. CBS, NY Times Support Ecuadorian Shakedown of U.S. oil company<strong> </strong></p> <p>9. Media Fail to Scrutinize Obama’s Job Claims  </p> <p>8. Government Stimulus is the Answer to Our Economic Problems</p> <p>7. No Tax Increases for the Middle Class</p> <p>6. The Recession was Over … by July.</p> <p>5. Cash for Clunkers was a ‘Success’</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-worst-economic-myths-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 1982 2009 2010 abc Americans anti april Astroturf aug back bad bill billion Budget called car care cash cbo cbs Chevron claim claims class climate climategate clunkers company cost country create data day days dec Deficit didnt economic economists economy Ecuador events experts explained fact found gibson good government health high House including job jobs july made mails mentioned middle million morning myth NBC network networks neutral news numbers obama obamas oil package parties party percent pledge president program Protestors rate reagan Recession Recovery reform report reports rest roesgen save show Spending spent Stimulus stories story support tax taxes texpet theyre Today told unemployment washington year years Wed, 09 Dec 2009 23:13:00 +0000 admin 30122 at http://mrc.org Networks Flip Flop on Jobs http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Identical Unemployment Numbers Good News for Obama, But All Bad under Reagan. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2009/Networks_Flip_Flop_on_Jobs_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><br />These are tough times. More than 3 million people have lost their jobs just since February 2009 and consumer confidence fell unexpectedly in September. The unemployment rate has spiked from 8.1 percent to 9.7 percent in the first seven months of Barack Obama's presidency and is expected to climb even higher.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 1982 2009 abc cbs coverage data economic economy Food found gibson good House identical job jobs Journalists lost March mentioned NBC negative network networks news night numbers obama obamas positive president presidents rate reagan report reporter Reporters reports rising september showed Statistics Stimulus unemployment work Thu, 01 Oct 2009 07:58:00 +0000 admin 30578 at http://mrc.org Networks Flip Flop on Jobs: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2009/Networks_Flip_Flop_on_Jobs.html">See Full Report</a></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> <p>Unemployment under President Barack Obama is at a 26-year-high. The last time the economy had 9.7 percent or higher unemployment was under President Ronald Reagan. But despite similar periods of rising unemployment, Obama and Reagan received almost exactly opposite treatment from the network news media.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 1982 2009 administration gibson negative news obama percent reagan stories unemployment Thu, 01 Oct 2009 07:55:00 +0000 admin 30579 at http://mrc.org