How PBS Picks Your Pocket to Push for Minimum Wage Hikes

November 3rd, 2006 10:54 AM

Taxpayer-funded PBS is using your hard-earned money to present unbalanced news coverage of minimum wage hike ballot initiatives facing voters in a handful of states.

Former Business & Media Institute intern Rachel Waters took at look at the October 27 "Now with David Brancaccio."

Among other things she found two typical tricks of the trade for agenda-driven economic journalism:

  1. Present a human side to the story that plays up an individual's "victim" status in the economy
  2. Fail to include any conservative or free market-oriented economists to criticize the liberal answer to the real or imagined problem: more government regulation of the economy
You can find her story here.