Julia A. Seymour

Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute
Author Articles

Executive Summary: Science Fiction

5 Years After: Networks Celebrate Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth,' Ignore Scientific Flaws, Criticism

April Unemployment Back Up to 9%; 27th Month Above 8%

Despite 244,000 jobs gained in April, national unemployment rate has been higher than promised since February 2009.

Gas Prices Top $1-a-Gallon Higher than Year Ago; Media Don't Blame Obama

Networks have refused to connect administration to steadily rising gas prices.

Rising Gas Prices Linked to Obama Drilling Ban in Just 1% of Evening News Stories

Since BP spill, anti-oil policy has been cited in only 3 network gasoline price reports.

Despite Huge Fuel Cost Increases, Networks Criticize Airfare Hikes

Media reports suggest fuel prices are an excuse, show little sympathy for concept of profit.

Finally: Bloomberg BusinessWeek Adds Balance to Media Coverage of Chevron/Ecuador Dispute

Magazine's 'Jungle Justice' story gives extensive treatment of both sides of protracted legal battle.

No Nukes: How Three Mile Island was Disaster for Media Credibility

More than 30 years later, nuclear accident shows how media hype can make a bad situation far worse.

Unemployment Below 9 Percent 'Bolsters Recovery Hopes' in 2011, But Little 'Consolation' in 1983

New York Times very downbeat in Reagan's day, despite much bigger monthly drop in jobless rate than February 2011.

Networks Link Bush to 'Skyrocketing' Gas Prices 15 Times More Than Obama

Mideast unrest has sent pump prices up rapidly, but networks mention GOP president in more gas reports than today.

Networks Stand with Wisconsin Unions, Ignore $1-3 Trillion Pension Deficit for Five Days

On sixth night of protest coverage, ABC finally notes government pensions underfunded by at least $1,000 billion.

Bloomberg Businessweek Celebrates Valentine's Day with Adultery Cover Story

Financial magazine features story on 'genius' behind AshleyMadison.com, a website that says 'Life is short. Have an affair.'

Foreign Unrest Raises Energy Worries, but Media Put Down Coal

Broadcast news emphasizes industry accidents nearly 80 percent of the time; ignore EPA and Obama attacks on U.S. industry.

Santelli Slams CNBC Panelists for Spinning Jobs Report

CNBC's floor reporter criticizes 'kool-aid drinkers' for trying to find good news in the 'disappointing.'

Video: Nine Most Terrifying Words

President Reagan once said the scariest words were: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." Yet, that is precisely what President Obama and the news media keep promoting.

Book Review: 'Climate of Corruption' Digs Deep Into Climate Change Agenda, Finds 'Big Lie'

Unlike the network news media that have campaigned against global warming for years, new book details the politicization of climate science.

Flashback: As EPA Approves E15, Remember the Media's Infatuation with Ethanol

Ethanol was touted as 'wave of the future,' hyped as 'easy solution' for energy independence.

Health Care Cost Estimates Challenged, But Media Skip Criticism of 'Non-Partisan' Agency

Congressional Budget Office figures challenged only 16 percent of the time, despite former CBO director's claims of 'Garbage In, Garbage Out' accounting.

CNBC Panel Warns Drop to 9.4 Percent Unemployment is 'Anomaly'

'Squawk Box' guests reacted to December 2010 jobs report with caution, predicted future rise in unemployment rate.

Networks Out of Step with Public, Ignore Majority Support for ObamaCare Repeal

In past month, ABC, CBS and NBC leave public's opposition out of 93 percent of stories mentioning health care legislation.

New Year, Same Old Krugman

It may be 2011, but liberal New York Times columnist still calling for New Deal-era policies he's promoted for years.