The Balance Sheet

Media Seek Silver Linings in Economic Storm Clouds Despite worrisome economic news the mainstream media continue to shield Obama from the economy. From early in his presidency when journalists searched for green shoots to promote economic optimism to the most recent jobs report when another 54,000 jobs were lost, journalists continue to spin the state of the economy. 9/11 Nine Years Later: United We Stood, Divided We Stand Media help promote 9/11 conspiracies or revel in blame America rhetoric. continue reading
Journalists Still Hiding Obamas Broken Promises on Jobs The White House made many claims about what the stimulus package would accomplish, including 2.7 million to 3.6 million private-sector jobs. So far, they are 5.3 million jobs short. But the news media are still shielding Obama from criticism by ignoring those failures. 16,000 Birthday Wishes from Obama to His Favorite Person: Obama President's speeches show he puts the 'I' in narcissist, but media don't seem to notice. The Obama Economy: Cash-out and Cover for Many Businesses Even Mickey Mouse is playing Scrooge McDuck in this certainty-starved political economy. continue reading
The Golden Witch Hunt: Left-W ing, Mainstream Media Target Gold Advertisers Despite many legitimate economic reasons to invest in gold, the news media and liberal politicians have launched an attack on precious metal sponsors of conservative-leaning TV and radio programming. Never Mind the Darkness, Obama Says it's Morning in America! Can you feel us 'turning the corner' into the 'Summer of Recovery?' Me neither. The U.S. Needs Milton Friedman More than Ever Famous economist who offered innovative economic ideas based on free enterprise and liberty would have turned 98 this week. The Book of Job or the Book on Jobs?... continue reading
Unemployment Fight Shows Media Will Help Liberals Protect Their Jobs Senate Democrats defeated a Republican filibuster of a $34 billion bill to extend unemployment benefits to millions of Americans on July 20, while the news media mostly ignored Democratic promises of pay-as-you-go and attacked GOP opposition to the bill. Unicorns, Ogres and Dragons More Common in News than Good Reporting Fairness more myth than reality as stories from conservative media get ignored in the 'mainstream.' continue reading
Journalists Still Hiding Obamas Broken Promises on Jobs The White House made many claims about what the stimulus package would accomplish, including 2.7 million to 3.6 million private-sector jobs. So far, they are 5.3 million jobs short. 16,000 Birthday Wishes from Obama to His Favorite Person: Obama President's speeches show he puts the 'I' in narcissist, but media don't seem to notice. The Obama Economy: Cash-out and Cover for Many Businesses Even Mickey Mouse is playing Scrooge McDuck in this certainty-starved political economy. continue reading
Media's Latest Stimulus Push: Spend Now, Tax Later Krugman's 'third depression' declaration sets stage for more stimulus, paid for by proposals of a gas tax, value-added tax, national sales tax and rollback of Bush tax cuts. Facing Facts: Government is Still Less Efficient, More Incompetent Than the Private Sector 1984 Grace Commission found excess overhead, employment by government; today is no different as waste, corruption and fecklessness abound. Obama's Space Cadets Care More about Islam than NASA Media ignore new form of shuttle diplomacy that eviscerates very reason agency exists. continue reading
Media Defend Obama's Call for More Spending, Despite G-20 'Rift' When Obama and European leaders met at an economic summit last weekend, the U.S. president urged continued spending while Europe called for belt-tightening. Ultimately, the G-20 agreed to cuts deficits in half by 2013, but the American news media maintained their support for government spending and even warned that there would be bad economic consequences if stimulus runs out. Want Your Own TV Show? Get Caught with a Hooker! CNN legitimizes disgraced former N.Y. Governor; debases us. New Technology Puts Journalists on Defense, Just Like Rest of Us Post's Weigel... continue reading
Media-Backed Obama Mortgage Program Flops The broadcast networks praised President Obamas homeowner rescue in 2009, despite citizen outrage against bailouts, but have downplayed its hiccups. Now the Associated Press says the program is falling flat, with more dropouts than permanent mortgage modifications. The Oil Spill Problem is on the Links, not the Waves Hayward is a fall-guy for the Duffer-in-Chief. Reuters Reveals Sleaze Is Essential to Its Bottom Line Why is a news organization running dirty pictures of a 17-year-old girl to make money? continue reading
Obama Wants $50 Billion more for Stimulus, Networks Nearly Silent Is soccer more important to American taxpayers than President Obamas latest push for a $50 billion state bailout? It was to the broadcast networks, which devoted 38 times as much coverage to the World Cup as they did the appeal for cash. The Un-friendliest President Obama needs to read some Dale Carnegie. Obama Speech Sounds Just Like Carter at His Worst Will media highlight how president's Gulf speech themes similar to predecessor's failed 'malaise speech?' continue reading
Media Fail to See Obama's Fingerprints on Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf Reporters from several media outlets claim Coast Guard, FAA and BP have kept them away from oil spill, but few point fingers at the White House despite the administrations claims that the government is in charge. President May Want to Fix Your State, Too Obama should apply his indignation over state laws equally. UN Wants to Grab That Burger Right Out of Your Hands World body, media have beef with Americans because meat is mean to Mother Nature. continue reading