NBC: Obama Casting Himself As 'Protector' of 'Middle Class Under Republican Assault'

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd promoted the President's speech in Osawatomie, Kansas calling for an extension of payroll tax cuts as "the Obama version ...

Social Security: Government 'Ponzi' Scheme Turns 75 with $41 Billion Shortfall

Social Security with its 'trust fund' of IOUs is in serious fiscal trouble, but you wouldn't guess it from the mainstream news media.

ABC Blames 'Decline of Organized Labor' for Income Stagnation

Reporter Ray Sanchez gives ample story space to SEIU union rep and member, avoids criticism of unions.

CNN Exposes 'Lavish' Government Pensions despite Economic Crisis

While many Americans struggle simply to reach retirement, 'Broken Government' illustrates Congressional members' 'generous' pensions.

Obama's a 'Rare' Middle-Class President, Claims Washington Post's Saslow

Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow befuddled readers on Wednesday by claiming Barack Obama "is a rare president who comes from the middle class." Did the Post forget the humble origins of ...

Media Ignore Contradiction between Obama's Middle Class Giveaways, Spending 'Freeze'

With State of the Union address imminent, the press downplays costs, finds little economic criticism of proposals designed to recapture middle class support.

The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009

From jobs 'saved or created,' to stimulus saving the economy, to 'deficit neutral' health care reform; here are ten biggest stories the media got wrong this year.

President Endorses 'Health Care' Bill and Violates Tax Pledge

House bill includes tax hikes on people making less than $250,000; networks say nothing.

Timothy Egan: Middle Class Too Easily "Distracted" To Know Own Best Interests

Former Times reporter Timothy Egan is vexed that many middle-class Americans are heeding "the brat's cry of Joe Wilson" and succumbing to "generalized rage" stoked by "well-funded Astroturf outfits."

Surprise: Times Discovers Rich Can't Pay for Everything Obama Wants

If Obama really wants his expensive health-care plan, then everyone's going to take a hit, a story by Jackie Calmes suggests. Finally.
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