This is the latest joke put forth by those who believe only good economic news should be covered by the media! Hell, why print or report the truth at all? This nut actually believes the media may be liable despite constitutional protections! 77% of Americans blame media for making economic crisis worse "The US survey of 1000 adults was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation and is statistically representative of the total U.S. population. The survey question: "Do you think the financial press is making the economic crisis worse by projecting fear into people's minds?" While the overall response indicated that 77% of Americans answered YES, here are highlights of note: Household Incomes: $25k - $35k -- 79% answered YES $35k - $50k -- 88% answered YES $50k - $75k -- 76% answered YES $75k - more -- 78% answered YES "Although statements by the media are protected by the First Amendment, the survey results demonstrate that the public believes that the press bears some responsibility for the lack of confidence in the economy. One would hope that the media would act less out of self-interest in these times of national crisis," said Mr. Scheff, vice chairman and partner with Philadelphia-based law firm Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads." Radio Business Report/Television Business Report - Voice of the Broadcasting Industry When you think about it, how can 77% of our population be this stupid? My guess is that people are scared and angry and need to lash out and blame someone or something...so they blame the media. I guess some want a law passed that says report all good economic news and none of the bad news. Yeh, that would be REAL smart! The next time there's a war or a massive natural castastrophe the media shouldn't cover it. That way we can act as if it never happened! De-Nile is not just a river in Egypt! Have you all heard that US auto sales had a GREAT year in 2008? And our financial industry has never been in better shape. Combine that with booming home sales and everyone should feel very confident...so get out there and SPEND...ya bunch of idiots!!! Hey, maybe we can sue all consumers that have cut back on their spending for treason! After all, aren't they acting against the best interest of the nation?