Julia A. Seymour

Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute
Author Articles

CNN Talks to Homeowner Ignorant about His Loan: Is Rate Freeze 'Unfair'?

'American Morning' anchor interviews homeowner facing foreclosure who won't be 'helped.'

The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2007: Executive Summary

Compiled by the Business & Media Institute

Fixing Overheated Housing Market with Half-Baked Bailout Plan

Networks promote government bailout, downplay 80-percent home price gains and overlook consequences of dismissing mortgages' risk.

NBC Misleads about Housing Problems

Network claims 'All 20 Cities' in Decline, but CNN shows 'almost 5 percent' gains in Seattle and Charlotte.

CNN 'Fit Nation' Force Feeds Big Helping of Government

Dr. Sanjay Gupta promotes Los Angeles 'health' zoning that would prohibit new fast-food restaurants.

Oil CEO Gets Death Threat for High Gas Prices

CNN downplays danger, still criticizes Shell's John Hofmeister about 'profit reports.'

DEBT: Executive Summary

Who$ responsible? Networks blame business, not borrowers, for Americas spendthrift ways

A Ho-Hum Christmas Already?

Annual worries over 'weak' holiday spending hit the airwaves when it's barely November.

Football Goes Black to Hype NBC's 'Green Week'

Other programming with include green soap opera wedding, lame cheerleading, eco-karaoke and Al Gore.

'Going Green' Puts Business in the Red

Media praise businesses for eco-attitudes, but overlook hefty cost.

Are You Afraid of the News?

Media treat viewers to terrifying stories about economic crisis, planetary 'peril' and bacterial 'monsters' and it's not even Halloween yet.

Media Worry About Another Black Monday

Journalists compare current economic times to worst stock market drop in U.S. history.

Save the Planet, Bring Your Checkbook

Marie Claire calls for 'global cooling' so women can wear $41,000 of winter apparel.

'World News' Portrays Businessman as Carbon Abuser

A behind-the-scenes look at an ABC global warming segment from one of its participants.

Networks: Bashing Airlines Is Just the Ticket

Media turn fear of flying into fear of business and don't blame the real culprit - government.

To Talk about Carbon Footprint, ABC Crew Flies Cross-Country

'World News' anchor promotes costly green lifestyle, but ignores hypocrisy of jet-set report.

Ups and Downs on Wall Street Send Journalists Panicking

Frightened media worry about 'another Black Monday,' recession and 'Armageddon,' but experts remain more collected.

Networks Use Bridge Tragedy to Build Support for Higher Taxes

Minnesota disaster brings out media tendency to promote government, though they bash businesses under the same tragic circumstances.

Media Manic About Wage Increase

Journalists proclaim the 'good news' to viewers on ABC, CBS and CNN, skip talk of lost jobs and failed businesses.

Thou Shalt Tax Every Sin

Taxation is media solution to funding its preferred causes and punishing 'wrong' behavior like smoking, eating junk food and spewing carbon.