Julia A. Seymour

Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute
Author Articles

The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009

From jobs 'saved or created,' to stimulus saving the economy, to 'deficit neutral' health care reform; here are ten biggest stories the media got wrong this year.

The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009

From jobs 'saved or created,' to stimulus saving the economy, to 'deficit neutral' health care reform; here are ten biggest stories the media got wrong this year.

To the Networks, Tiger Woods Gossip 15 Times More Newsworthy Than ClimateGate

Morning and evening shows air 62 stories on golfer's accident and infidelity, four on leaked e-mails from climate alarmists.

ClimateGate Shows Attempted 'Manipulation' of Peer Review Process

Journalists bolstered warming 'consensus' with peer review stamp, but e-mails suggest alarmists tried to prevent review of skeptics' work.

12 Days, 3 Networks and No Mention of ClimateGate Scandal

Even as Copenhagen looms, broadcast news ignores e-mails suggesting warming alarmists 'manipulated' data, conspired to destroy information and thwarted peer reviews.

Networks Ignore Alliances, Thuggery and Lobbying of SEIU

Despite close ties to President Obama, ABC, CBS, NBC almost never mention service employees union.

NBC Begins 'Green Week' With Energy Double Standard

Anne Thompson advocates bringing rivers back to 'natural state,' ironically favors coal power in dam tear-down story.

J.P. Morgan CEO Condemns 'Too Big to Fail'

Jamie Dimon writes in Washington Post: 'We should be allowed to fail,' but advocates regulation

Ian McKellen's Latest Role Embodies 'Drawbacks' of Capitalism

AMC's 'The Prisoner' actor tells AP capitalism doesn't give freedom, it 'enslaves.'

President Endorses 'Health Care' Bill and Violates Tax Pledge

House bill includes tax hikes on people making less than $250,000; networks say nothing.

ABC Airs Fantasy About Impact of House Health Care Bill

Chief medical editor tells viewers the great things the bill will accomplish 'right away,' ignores future cost of mandates.

Unemployment Surges to 10.2 Percent, CNN Asks About Need for Second Stimulus

'American Morning' shares latest job numbers, inquires about stimulus 2.0 and refuses to point out failure of initial stimulus.

'American Morning' Says Immigration Status Verification Would Drive Businesses Under

CNN's Jason Carroll promotes illegal immigration and 'reform' arguing that it is necessary for farms, other industry.

Ford Had a Better Idea: No Bailout

As U.S. car manufacturer 'stuns' Wall Street with 3Q profits, some media forget to report Ford didn't take government cash.

White House 'Under Pressure' Will Announce 1 Million Jobs 'Saved'

Politico reports that Obama will claim stimulus 'created and saved at least 1 million jobs' since February, but AP and others dispute numbers.

CNN Finds 'Capitalist' Lesson in Trick-or-Treating

Business correspondent praises economic lessons of the holiday, condemns redistribution of Halloween candy.

Edmunds Says Program Cost Taxpayers $24,000 per Clunker

CNNMoney.com reports cost of government program that media praised as 'too successful.'

Networks Aid Obama's War on Insurers' Profits

During heated battle over health care 'reform,' only 17 percent of reports point out that insurance companies don't make obscene profits like liberals say.

'GMA' Cereal Report Continues Crusade against Food

Reporter Dan Harris highlights new study attacking companies for marketing sugary cereal to children, claims self-policing is 'demonstrable failure.'

Despite Media Claims, 82 Percent Say Recession Isn't Over

ABC News-Washington Post poll finds huge majority still feeling recession.