Julia A. Seymour

Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute
Author Articles

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.

Times Buries Admission of Self Interest in Chevron-Ecuador Lawsuit Story

The Times reported Chevron has been using outtakes from the film "Crude," an anti-Chevron film, in its legal battles over an environmental damage lawsuit filed in Ecuador. The Times called it "a ...

New York Times Buries Admission of Self Interest in Chevron Story

Not until 24th paragraph does paper admit it supported court brief against oil giant.

Gas Prices Back Above $3, Networks Don't Question Obama Policies

Gas prices are "soaring" again, crossing the $3-a-gallon threshold on Dec. 23 for the first time since Oct. 17, 2008. Back then the benchmark was a relief as prices plunged from the highest price ...

Networks See Unconstitutional Ruling as 'Setback,' Not 'Victory for Liberty'

Evening and morning shows see 'roadblock' for White House, not freedom for citizens, in federal judge's decision insurance mandate is unconstitutional.

Bolivian President Calls for Death of Capitalism, Climate Tribunal

Evo Morales Cancun summit speech reveals radical anti-capitalist intentions of warming movement.

The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010

Journalists' tall tales included praising GM for 'keeping faith' with taxpayers, comparing soda to cocaine, and attacking the Chamber of Commerce over baseless 'foreign money' claims.

Not So Merry Jobs Report: Unemployment Up to 9.8 Percent

Despite forecasts of 75,000 to 200,000 jobs, 'tepid' 39,000 new jobs disappoints news media.

ClimateGate 1 Year Later: Networks Barely Cover Scandal, But Defend and 'Exonerate' Accused Scientists

Climate controversy shook public's faith in global warming science, but not network news media's. Reporters downplayed allegations, defended the science and turned accused into victims.

Economist Bjorn Lomborg's New Film Says 'Cool It' to Warming Scare Tactics

'The Skeptical Environmentalist' calls for rational climate change debate, policies.

'Explosive' Debt Commission Recommendations Include $961 billion Tax Hikes

But only one of three evening news broadcasts report aggregate tax increase.

From Soda Taxes to Happy Meal Toy Bans, Media Feed Viewers Food Police Message

Under guise of anti-obesity crusade, liberal media ask if soda is 'killing us,' compare it to cocaine and condemn fast food companies for ads.

MSNBC Says 'Fantastic' Report Shows 151,000 Jobs Added, But Rate 'Holds Steady'

Media ignore how positive numbers fall more than 7 million jobs shy of Obama's jobs promise.

Despite GOP Sweep, Liberals Make Tax, Spending Decisions in Lame Duck Session

Mountain of legislation awaits Congress; taxes, unemployment, Medicare and more may be addressed.

HuffPo Blogger Claims 'Working Class Got Brainwashed'

Myriam Miedzian struggles to understand why many who aren't rich want to maintain Bush tax cuts for upper income earners.

Obama the Tax Cutter: A Network Fairy Tale

Despite Obama's tax hikes and campaign against 'tax cuts' for the wealthy, broadcast evening news shows portray president as taxcutters' champion.