Julia A. Seymour

Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute
Author Articles

Media Endorse $700 Billion Economic 'Rescue'

Networks cheer market intervention, supply 'doomsday' predictions about economy without a bailout and claim it could turn a profit.

Despite Media 'Mythmaking,' Capitalism Didn't Fail

Free-market economists blame government actions taken during Carter, Clinton for financial crisis.

Networks, Once Silent on Fannie Mae, Blame Capitalism for Debacle

In 2005, 2008 TV journalists wouldn't criticize GSEs; now reporters blame deregulation, GOP.

Networks Help Obama Bridge Gap on Earmarks

Journalists race to 'check' Palin claims, ignore Democrats' billion dollars in earmarks.

Media Error Causes Steep Loss for United Airlines

2002 story about airline's bankruptcy leads to Wall Street panic shares fall as low as a penny.

Time Rejects Climate Change as Cause of Storm Intensity

Magazine reports disasters worse due to population, not global warming

CBS Squeezes in Bad Economic News before McCain Speech

'Evening News' finds time for 'disappointing' employment and retail figures, but ignored good GDP news Obama's night.

Obama Embraces Media Hype about Economic 'Turmoil'

Networks virtually ignore good economic news, don't challenge claim economy in 'crisis.'

About-Face: Media Outlets Turn on 'Cancer Vaccine' Maker

Nets, newspapers were also promoting Gardasil before the side effects were known.

About-Face: Media Outlets Turn on 'Cancer Vaccine' Maker

Two years after broadcast networks, newspapers heralded Gardasil 'breakthrough,' Merck under attack for marketing its product.

Network News Barely Considers Nuclear Option

Media outlets mostly ignore easy energy solution even when brought up by candidates, despite the nation's urgent power needs.

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.