Julia A. Seymour

Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute
Author Articles

Networks Fail to Expose GM's Misleading Commercial

Claim from General Motors was touted by ABC, CBS and NBC; criticism now being ignored.

Washington Post Columnist Advocates Value-Added Tax

David Ignatius supports VAT as deficit-reducer, complains 'for politicians it's too soon to be right.'

Networks Fail to Mention Goldman CEO Ties, Visits to White House

ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts discuss Obama's call for financial regulation, but ignore connection.

Networks Fail to Report on VAT Tax Since Volcker Call for Tax Increases

White House adviser calls 15-25 percent European tax 'not as toxic an idea;' some online news media praise consumption tax as 'efficient,' 'only option.'

On NBC, Boy Scout Scandal Merits Story, But Club's 100th Anniversary Didn't

The network aired a story about bubble wrap instead of covering Boy Scouts centennial, but find more than two minutes time for scouting sex scandal.

CNN Still Hungry for Food Rules, Eats Up Oliver's Call for Billions for School Lunch 'Revolution'

Cable network continues its pro-regulation, pro-government obesity reporting with extreme examples, lack of critics and calls for government funding.

Obama Signs Business-Hurting, Tax Pledge-Breaking Health Care Bill into Law

In month leading to bill's passage, network evening shows failed to expose job-threatening tax increases or remind viewers of president's 'firm' promise to taxpayers.

'Repo Men' Star Jude Law Admits Problems with National Health Service

'Daily Show' interview about upcoming movie includes Jon Stewart mocking U.S. health care debate, Law's admission about low payments to doctors.

Networks Barely Mention FCC Plan to Spend Up to $350 Billion for Broadband Internet

Media outlets either ignore story or support government plan to increase service to all, even though 95 percent of Americans already have access.

ABC, CBS, NBC Join Obama's Attack on Insurance Companies

Broadcast news programs blast excessive and 'arbitrary' rate hikes, stack guests against Anthem and WellPoint.

Networks Ignore New Request for $15 Billion Bailout for Fannie Mae

Mortgage-backer has bled taxpayers for more than $75 billion, but is rarely criticized by the news media.

CNN Wants 'Fix' from the 'Broken Government' for Hungry Children

Segment criticizes accumulation of wealth, promotes health care 'reform' and government food programs.

Media Defend Obama's 'Revamped' Health Care Takeover Plan

Networks and cable misreport elimination of 'Cornhusker' deal, fail to criticize price controls and downplay public opposition.

Carol Costello Uses Subtle Attacks on Bush, Republicans for Economic Pain

CNN kicks off 'Broken Government' series with middle-class anger over economic insecurity.

Video: Rick Santelli - Free Market Champion and Tea Party Instigator

On the one-year anniversary of Santelli's famous rant, BMI looks back on his free market advocacy on CNBC.

ABC Asks if Insurance Premium Hikes are 'Legal'

'Good Morning America' focuses on outrage from Obama, consumers over rate increases.

Unopposed on CNN, DNC Chair Defends Stimulus on Anniversary

'American Morning' brings on Kaine, no challenger to discuss effectiveness of the stimulus package.

In Blizzard, Conservatives Mock Global Warming Alarmists, Left and Media Outraged

The left argues that everything from hurricanes, lack of snow and a plane crash to D.C. 'snowpocalypse' is evidence of global warming.