Julia A. Seymour

Assistant Editor for the Business & Media Institute
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‘American Atlantis’: Rolling Stone Imagines End of Miami Due to Climate Change

Contributing editor uses outlandish predictions to say ‘Goodbye Miami’ from 24-foot storm surge.
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Gasland Part II: Same Misleading Images, New Conspiracy Theory

Josh Fox’s follow up retreads old claims, but adds new level of spin.
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Half of Fracking Stories Rely on Hollywood Hit Jobs

News reports give platform to artists, celebs and anti-drilling documentaries in 50 percent of reports.
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Opposition Barely Mentioned Night of Obama’s Global Warming Speech

President announces ‘sweeping’ plan that would punish power plants, but hardly a hint of criticism on networks.
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Networks Do 92 Climate Change Stories; Fail to Mention ‘Lull’ in Warming All 92 Times

ABC, CBS and NBC ignore ‘mystery’ warming plateau in favor of alarmism about sea levels, allergies, weather.
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NY Times Fawns Over Bill Nye: ‘Warrior for Science’

Scientific critics of Nye’s climate claims get no attention in Times profile of activist ‘Science Guy.’ 
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Seven Soros-Linked Groups Behind Left's Push on Student Loans

Ahead of a possible July 1 interest rate hike for federally subsidized student loans, a coalition of liberal and education groups announced a “Social Media Day of Action” to demand congressional ...
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Movies Celebrate Occupy Wall Street as Anarchists and Thieves Target Businesses

From one man’s ‘Assault on Wall Street,’ to eco-anarchists, to illusionists robbing banks, anti-business ideals live on ... screen.
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Student Loan Hype: Networks Focus on Debts 245 Percent Higher than Average

 When ABC, CBS and NBC broadcasts mention what graduates owe, they go to extremes. 
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‘Rock Center’ Blames America, and Texaco in Anti-Oil Tirade

Ecuadorian villagers are upset and ready to fight to protect their rainforest homeland, from the government of Ecuador which has “launched a new oil boom,” according to NBC’s Ann Curry. But Curry ...
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Broadcasts Ignore ‘Bizarre twist’ of Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit

Several years ago, CBS’s “60 Minutes,” CNN and The New York Times tarred Chevron with biased reporting about a lawsuit between the oil company and an “eco-radical” group called Amazon Defense ...
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FDA Still Says BPA OK; Networks Continue Criticism

Bisphenol A ‘safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods,’ but that doesn’t stop broadcasts from questioning its safety.
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CDC Exonerates Vaccines Years After Media Stirred Up Fears

Dr. Frank DeStefano studied over 1,000 children; found no vaccine-autism connection.
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Pity the Fool: Celebrate April 1st with 8 Anti-Capitalist Journalists and Entertainers

These media people insult businessmen as ‘evil,’ call for the return of the guillotine and stoke class warfare.
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Ad Age Wonders if Sugar Will ‘Survive’ Regulatory Onslaught

“Large sugary drinks” got a reprieve this week after a judge struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on drinks above a certain size and in only some dining establishments. But ...
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Fuelish: NBC Devotes 3 Times As Much Airtime to Gas Prices in 2008, as 2013

Comparison shows NBC News far less willing to report soaring gas prices under Obama.
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Pump Prices Taking More Out of Wallets, But Not Much of Newscasts

Since Jan. 18, networks spent a combined total of eight minutes discussing the increase.
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Economic Growth Turns Negative, CBS Only Network to Admit Rate

NBC ignores GDP, while ABC dances around the ‘speed bump’ with positive report; print downplays drop.

Federal Revenue Erupts a Ginormous 267,869% In The 100 Years of Income Tax

NTU's Pete Sepp says income tax made way for 'massive fiscal expansion' of government.
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ABC Touts Housing ‘Comeback’ on Day of Confidence Drop

Tax hike makes consumer confidence plummet, evening news shows silent.