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Reporter Jeanne Sahidi bemoans lack of tax increases, ignores high government spending.


Reporter Michael Grunwald touts long-term benefits of stimulus using White House sales pitch.



CBS alone in questioning GSEs over the 'disaster.'



ABC, CBS, NBC touted $3 summer average yet gas prices never hit 'expert' prediction.



Noted trends tracker Celente criticizes Obama administration over spending, bailouts, unemployment.


ABC, CBS, and NBC morning shows egg on FDA chief about increased authority, never mention FDA's $318 million budget increase.


'Nightline' follows government marching orders and attacks for-profits, never question inflating public university subsidies



Sanchez, Olbermann hype 'a million reasons' to hate Fox News, yet their own parent organizations all favor Democrats



ABC, CBS, and NBC spend more time on fedora sales than conference; print outlets echo calls for increased government role.



Media hype health food, yet KFC, Wendy's struggle with grilled chicken, salad promotions.


Leslie Stahl questions 'industry' disposal methods when state and federal regulations govern coal ash.



Morning show blames airline industry, kids for unaccompanied flight to Nashville.



USA Today cites data on 'each kid who buys a kids meal' when parents are usually making the purchase.


Reporter Rich Blake hints at 'new fat cats' but gives soapbox to union representatives to rebut 'unfounded' charges.


If news outlets were fueled by bias, then ABC, CBS, and NBC would be Hummers.

Over the past two years, the media have declared Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) "dying" while celebrating the popularity of hybrid cars. Americans disagree. Data from Edmunds.com showed SUV market share has grown or remained stable whereas hybrid market share has declined. In July 2010 alone, SUVs outsold hybrids 4 to one.

When gas prices were high in summer 2008, the media eagerly reported the demise of the SUV and wrote its epitaph, as CBS News's Hattie Kauffman eloquently did on May 26, 2008:

"Here lies the mighty sport utility vehicle, once a symbol of status and power, now collecting dust."



Paul Wiseman breaks media taboo and highlights GSEs as 'No.1 problem' with housing market.


When the credits are the most intriguing part of the movie, there's a problem.

In the new film "The Other Guys," starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, two mismatched cops try to make a name for themselves by investigating a potential Ponzi scheme run by a corrupt investor. The villain is a pseudo-Bernie Madoff but rather than vilifying a single fraud, director Adam McKay ("Anchorman," "Step Brothers") lumped all investors together and attacked Wall Street as a whole.

"The Other Guys" is a funny but not hilarious movie for 1 hour and 47 minutes but instead of simply rolling the credits and letting viewers leave smiling, McKay followed with graphics criticizing Wall Street and corporate executives. It was almost as if Michael Moore filmed the closing credits, as graphics included the anatomy of a Ponzi scheme, the ratio of CEO to employee salaries, a comparison of the New York Police Department's pension fund to an average CEO's pension fund, an average worker's 401(k) account compared to a CEO's, and the amount of taxes Goldman Sachs paid after the bailout.

While the credits provided the most egregious anti-business attacks, there were other subtle pokes at business and Republicans within the film. For example, the villain, named David Ershon (whose last name rhymes eerily with ‘Enron'), is seen in a photograph with former President George W. Bush and is said to be friends with conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Other chides included Ershon stealing from both the lottery and the NYPD pension fund -- essentially stealing money from the state and a labor union -- and the villains' drive SUV's while the heroes drive a Toyota Prius.



Will Ferrell movie 'The Other Guys' latest Hollywood attack on business.


AP reports GSE requests another $1.8 billion in aid, bury omission from financial reform bill.



In liberal reporters' minds, the "more perfect union" referenced in the Preamble to the Constitution is a more perfect labor union.

In an August 6 ABCNews.com story about pay raises for the middle class, reporter Ray Sanchez found a few reasons for "median wage stagnation" including the decline of organized labor. He also cited a common liberal talking point -- the "erosion" of the minimum wage.