Julia A. Seymour

Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute
Author Articles

Oil War: The Media Crusade

Broadcast journalists have attacked oil industry for years over 'mind-boggling' profits, wanting to expand drilling and for funding global warming 'contrarians.'

Second Minimum Wage Hike Not 'Enough' for the Media

Journalists from broadcast networks, CNN and AP inflate number of minimum-wage workers and complain wages still aren't high enough.

19 Times Bigger than Enron, and the Networks Didn't See It Coming

Cooking the books but protected by powerful politicians, the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac financial crisis was seen a mile away by print media, but mostly overlooked by networks.

Energy Expert: Poverty Stricken Don't 'Give a Damn' About Warming

Left-wing conference hears that without prosperity people won't try to fix climate; promotes government mandate for flex-fuel cars.

Starbucks Coverage with a Shot of Schadenfreude

From calories to caffeine, the coffee company and its products have been targeted by slanted media reports.

CBS Warns of Dental 'Death Spiral,' Ignores Problems with Public Dental Care

'Evening News' excludes free market solutions for tooth problems in favor of universal health insurance.

Media Try to Cool Down Oil Drilling Fever

Journalists ignore public support for offshore oil drilling and mislead with criticisms of dormant oil fields.

CNN Uses 'Manipulated' Number to Attack Debt Arbitration Group

'American Morning' calls dispute resolution system 'seemingly unfair' but leaves out context of personal responsibility.

CNN's Gergen: 'Democratic Congress' Will 'Move Toward Raising Taxes'

'Issue #1' considers how McCain and Obama 'differ' on taxes.

Media Pave the Way for Next President to 'Cap' U.S. Energy Use

'Cap-and-trade' scheme would raise energy prices, cost jobs and reduce each household income by thousands each year.

Media Make Economic Storms Out of Silver Linings

Reports of stronger economy get spun as negative.

Media Side with Anti-Coal Environmentalists Despite Urgent Power Needs

Reports on the industry assume coal is bad because of CO2 emissions and rely heavily on left-wing eco groups.

RFK Jr.: Quitting Carbon Use Like 'Abolishing' Slavery

Environmentalist's 'manifesto' in Vanity Fair issues call to 'decarbonize' entirely.

ElectionWatch: Clinton's Rate Foreclosure Freeze Could Cause 'Chaos'

Media gloss over details and effects of liberal candidates' proposed mortgage bailouts.

Global Warming Censored

How the Major Networks Silence the Debate on Climate Change

Global Warming Censored: Executive Summary

How the Major Networks Silence the Debate on Climate Change

Time Touts Shopping for 'Green Cool'

'Joe's Green' list of products would cost more than $500.

ElectionWatch: Networks Downplay Earmarks, Despite Millions Spent by Clinton and Obama

Print outlets and CNN report findings from budget watchdog, but study completely ignored by CBS.

This Christmas -- the Gift of Balanced Reporting

Sometimes the media get the story right. BMI highlights the 'good' news from 2007.

Ed Begley Jr. Claims 'Green' Decisions Save Money

At Hollywood conference, actor and activist makes a case for green choices and the bottom line.