Julia A. Seymour

Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business
Author Articles

Washington Post Exposes BP ties to Eco-Groups, Other Media Ignore Controversy

Nature Conservancy and other left-wing environmental organizations accepted millions from oil giant, broadcast networks silent.

Goodbye to 'Law & Order:' 20 Years of Attacking Businesses, Conservative Ideals

Cop/courtroom drama frequently puts corporate-types on trial, attacks traditional values and conservative views.

Media Favor Regulation, Barely Notice Failures of Regulators

From the government's 'cozy' relationship with BP, to the SEC's failure to catch Madoff; networks attack businesses, but not regulators for mistakes.

BMI Video: Taking Lessons from Washington

GM Claims 'We Have Repaid Our Government Loan.'

Detroit News Finds Example of 'Workers Choosing Jobless Pay' Over Work

Even in the state with the highest jobless rate, some landscapers turn down work to collect unemployment.

USA Today Says Taxes are Low, Downplays Temporary Nature of Tax Cuts, Credits

Newspaper's analysis finds lowest level of taxes 'since 1950,' uses it to undermine Tea Party complaints.

Jobs Gained: Only 6,662,000 More Needed in 2010 to Fulfill Obama Promise

Unemployment rises to 9.9 percent, media highlight job creation.

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.