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    The Nuclear Option

When it comes to nuclear power for U.S. energy needs, the media take a No Nukes approach thats heavy on scares, light on facts.

    Health Savings Accounts: An Opportunity for Consumer Control

CBSs Trish Regan, post-State of the Union coverage on Jan. 31, 2006.

Shortly after President Bushs 2006 State of the Union Address, CBS correspondent Trish Regan featured two senior citizens opposed to health savings accounts (HSAs). Regan offered no supporters, nor corrected one mans erroneous comparison linking HSAs to Social Security privatization.

    Media Myth:  Hit Job
Jim Acosta, CBS Evening News from Nov. 21, 2005

Three days before Thanksgiving, CBSs Jim Acosta roasts the economys performance, hoping viewers gobble up his negative spin on jobs.

    Media Myth:  Hit Job
Trish Regan, CBS Evening News from Jul. 20, 2005

Two weeks after a jobs report by the government showed a gain of 146,000 jobs, CBSs Trish Regan saw a sea of pink slips instead of first paychecks.

    QuoteWorthy (Jan. 21, 2005)

Ben Stein on CNNs In the Money.

    Pension Promises: the Death of the American Dream?

    Pension Promises: the Death of the American Dream?

    QuoteWorthy (Jan. 13, 2005)

President George W. Bush in a Jan. 12, 2006 speech in St. Louis, Miss., on Gulf Coast reconstruction following Hurricane Katrina.

    QuoteWorthy (Jan. 10, 2005)

MSNBCs Joe Scarborough to Tim Biddle, a coal company attorney, on the Jan. 10, 2006 Scarborough Country.

    Media Quick to Blame Industry for Mining Tragedy

    In the Money Crew Rams Viewers Like a Bus With anti-Banking Bias

    Media Mantra: Unhappy Holidays

    Maybe Serwer Needs Another Cup of Joe

    QuoteWorthy (Dec. 24, 2005)

John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital CNNs In The Money

    Times Ignores Cost of Union Strike for Commuters, City

The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2005


    QuoteWorthy (Dec. 10, 2005)

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch to host Andy Serwer on CNNs In the Money

    Special Report - More Hot Air (Dec. 7, 2005)

    CNNs Dobbs Gives Hot Economy a Cold Shower (Dec. 6, 2005)

    QuoteWorthy (Dec. 5, 2005)

Diane Sawyer to Dan Bartlett, Good Morning America

    CNNs Serwer Huffs and Puffs about Bad News from Detroit (Dec. 2, 2005)

    Media Myths: The Housing Bubble Is Bursting (Nov. 30, 2005)

    QuoteWorthy (Nov. 16, 2005)

Dr. Russell Roberts, CNNs In the Money,
Nov. 12, 2005

The Trouble with Forecasting (Nov. 16, 2005)
Bob Schieffer reports on natural gas forecasts.


Now 11/10/05


Then 9/7/05


    A Simple Plan? (Nov. 9, 2005)

CBS: American dream "scrapped"?

    A Simple Plan? (Nov. 9, 2005)

CNN: Tax the rich!

    QuoteWorthy (Nov. 9, 2005)


    Media Myths: Gas Hysteria
(Nov. 3, 2005)

Anne Thompson laments "record-high" gas prices.


Fueling Outrage
(Nov. 2, 2005)

Charles Gibson gets a lesson in supply and demand.

    Media in a Frenzy over Oil Profits
(Oct. 28, 2005)

CNN's Miles O'Brien proves he is "not an economist."

    Whos Afraid of a Little Inflation?
(Oct. 26, 2005)

Clip #1

    Whos Afraid of a Little Inflation?
(Oct. 26, 2005)

Clip #2

    CNNs In the Money Team Loves
Jabs at Wal-Mart
(Oct. 24, 2005)

    CNN Calls Legal Reform Silly
(Oct. 20, 2005)

Andy Serwer on CNNs American Morning

    Media Wont Rest until Taxes Are Raised
(Oct. 12, 2005)

Matt Lauer and Bill Clinton,Today

    Media Wont Rest until Taxes Are Raised
(Oct. 12, 2005)

Ted Koppel and George Stephanopoulos, ABC Presidential Speech

    QuoteWorthy (Oct. 12, 2005)

Ben Stein, "Cavuto on Business," Fox News

    QuoteWorthy (Oct. 10, 2005)

Race car driver Richard Petty on NASCAR, CBS's "60 MInutes,"

    The Picture of Hype (September 21, 2005)


#1 - An Arm, a Leg, Firstborn
#2 - $5.87 a gallon

    Negative on Free Market (August 25, 2005)

CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight Hides Good News Behind Negative View of Free Market

#1 - China Dominating Market
#2 - High Cost of Free Trade
#3 - Exporting America

    Boom or Bust? (August 19, 2005)

Elizabeth Vargas and Betsy Stark speculate about a housing bust.

    Economy and Job Loss (August 19, 2005)

CBS's Trish Regan goes to "the streets" for views on the economy.


FairTax (August 4, 2005)

Radio talk show host and author Neal Boortz discusses the benefits of FairTax

Neal Boortz discusses the "Fair" Tax


Labor Unions (July 28, 2005)

CBS's Bob Schieffer discusses the current state American labor unions.

Bob Schieffer on American labor unions

Social Security (July 20, 2005)

FMP National Chairman Herman Cain on solutions to the social security issue.

FMP National Chairman, Herman Cain


Aid to Africa  (July 15, 2005)

On NBC Nightly News, July 6, 2005, Kelly ODonnell admitted U.S. donations were the highest, but stressed criticism of those numbers.

Kelly O'Donnell on NBC Nightly News


Aid to Africa  (July 14, 2005)

William Cohen and John King on Wolf Blitzer Reports discuss the importance of "Aid to Africa."

William Cohen and John King on Wolf Blitzer Reports


Fannie Mae Scandal?  (April 4, 2005)
TV news ignores $11 billion in accounting errors and $20 billion in stock losses at mortgage giant. Wall St. Journal, Washington Post show networks depth of scandal.

Charles Gasparino of Newsweek magazine explains that Fannie Mae is too "politically correct" for TV journalists to criticize.