Jeff Poor

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ABC Touts Fighting Obesity with Highway Money

'World News' plugs left-wing plan to use federal infrastructure funds for bike paths and sidewalks.

Media's Favorite Coal Expert Picks at Industry

Liberal activist Jeff Goodell paraded by media outlets as objective industry expert.

MSNBC Promotes 'My Bad Boss' Contest for AFL-CIO

Anchor says customers might get 'placenta' instead of pepperoni on their pizza because of evil employers.

ABC Attacks Bush for Threat To 'Cut' Children's Health Insurance

'World News' misrepresents president's promised veto as a funding cut, ignoring $5 billion expansion.

Experts Say Media Are Using Inflated Foreclosure Data

RealtyTrac, an organization that tracks foreclosures and is cited by many journalists, may still not be counting the number of foreclosures accurately.

CNN: Unsafe Sex, Pregnancy the Fault of Smaller Government

Network concerned that deficit reduction eliminated federally subsidized birth control for college students.

Time Magazine Blames Lenders, Makes Case for More Mortgage Regulations

Time suggests home buyers are lured in by mortgage lenders and home builders, but ignores borrowers' personal responsibility.

NBC's Latest Financial Expert: 'Mad' Cramer

With markets in flux, NBC's news shows repeatedly turn to Jim Cramer - despite drawbacks.

Signals Suggest Home Financing Giant Countrywide Will Weather Credit Crunch

Media reports of bankruptcy appear to be premature, as the Fed cuts discount rate and mortgage lender secures $11 billion in financing.

Media Bash Mattel for Chinese Production but Ignore Consumer Benefits

Cost of manufacturing goods in the United States would affect prices and availability of many products.

Stock Markets and Credit 'Crunch': Free-Market Experts Speak Out

Free-market economists and financial advisors talked to BMI about markets, mortgages and the Federal Reserve.

NBC: Combat Russian Imperialism and Global Warming

Broadcast mentions treaty but ignores fact U.S. has opposed pact since Reagan.

Network Look at Markets: 'Armageddon' or 'Nearly 3 Percent' Drop

NBC's Cramer continues his agenda, CBS provides the temperate voice.

MSNBC's 'Countdown' Parades Out Left-Wing, Anti-Coal Expert

Goodell, author of two books critical of mining industry, is the media's favorite new coal expert.

Media Criticism of Murdoch Almost Killed Wall Street Journal Bid

New York Post says attacks 'normally leveled at a genocidal tyrant' 'almost squashed the deal.'

'Evening News' Uses Wrong '45 million' Number of Uninsured Americans

CBS repeats data that includes non-citizens.

USA Today Continues to Hype Hybrids and Ignores the Downsides of Ownership

Hybrids still cost more and can have repair problems, but media coverage stays positive.

CBS Disagrees with Fed, Presents Worries about 'Credit Crunch'

'Evening News' hints that the Federal Reserve's decision not to lower interest rates is making it harder to get a mortgage.

'World News' Criticizes 'Dirty' Coal Industry During Search for Trapped Miners

One guest, a left-wing writer, compares environmental advances in coal-burning technology to 'fat-free doughnuts.'