Julia A. Seymour is the Assistant Managing Editor for the MRC Business where she analyzes and exposes media bias on a range of economic and business issues. She has written Special Reports including Global Warming Censored, UnCritical Condition, Networks Hide the Decline in Credibility of Climate Change Science and Obama the Tax Cutter.

Seymour has also appeared on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and the Christian Broadcasting Network and has been an in-studio guest on the G. Gordon Liddy Show. She has also done hundreds of radio interviews on a wide-range of topics with stations in more than 35 states as well as many nationally syndicated programs. Her work has appeared or been mentioned by radio host Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, The Drudge Report, WorldNetDaily, USA Today, CNBC.com, Motley Fool and “Ted, White and Blue” by Ted Nugent. Prior to joining BMI in 2006, she was a staff writer for Accuracy in Academia where she wrote  about bias in lower and higher education and contributed to the book “The Real MLA Stylebook.” She holds a B.S. in Mass Communications: Print Journalism from Liberty University.

Latest from Julia A. Seymour
November 23, 2015, 6:15 PM EST

ExxonMobil is one of the big oil companies the liberal news media love to hate, even though the company now says climate change is a threat and promotes carbon taxation. Even that’s not enough.

That negative view of ExxonMobil explains why recent news coverage of an investigation against the company was so thoroughly one-sided.

November 13, 2015, 11:37 AM EST

Environmental activists are organizing the “largest Disobedient Action Adventure Game” for “climate justice” later this month. The global online and offline disruptions are timed as world leaders gather in Paris Nov. 30-Dec. 12 (dubbed COP21) to try to generate a climate change agreement.

Specific actions are deliberately mysterious, but activists were encouraged to form teams and embrace tactics from a group called Beautiful Trouble. That list included a wide variety of actions including hoaxes, infiltration, blockades, occupations, mass street action, “media-jacking” and “creative disruption.” The site listed potential targets as: “fossil fuel lobbyists’ hotels, corporate events promoting non-existent solutions, and toxic greenwash advertising.”

November 5, 2015, 6:59 PM EST

Hollywood has portrayed angels many different ways. Often the depictions have been almost heavenly: Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life, Jonathan Smith on Highway to Heaven and the angels of Touched by an Angel.

Others, like John Travolta’s Michael, upset people of faith.

But the brand new show Angel from Hell offers a disgusting depiction of a guardian angel (or crazy woman claiming to be an angel) played by Jane Lynch. Lynch is a prominent liberal and lesbian activist in Hollywood, known for attacking conservatives on and offscreen.

October 28, 2015, 10:00 PM EDT

Bill Mann, freelance "humor" writer, who has been published by USA Today and the Huffington Post, got nasty with multiple Republican candidates for president during the Oct. 28, CNBC debate. Mann also describes himself as a media critic, but during the debate it wasn’t the media he was slamming, it was the candidates.

October 28, 2015, 10:43 AM EDT

After an international agency made an announcement about risk of eating processed meats, many media outlets went hog wild. That included the broadcast networks which hyped the “troubling new warning” and ordered people to “cut down on that red meat.”

ABC and NBC evening news programming hyped the “unprecedented “warning,” and the decision to put them in the “same category” of carcinogens as smoking and asbestos, even though both of those are far more dangerous. The following day, NBC simultaneously told people not to “panic,” but urged them to “drastically” cut meat consumption.

October 21, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT

Mandates are a predictable liberal solution for problems both real and percieved. The Huffington Post proved it again when it argued for a federal mandate for paid sick leave, claiming a new study offered a “compelling” reason for the law.

The attention grabbing headline from Oct. 21, claimed, “Flu Rate Would Decline Significantly If the U.S. Mandated Paid Sick Leave.”

The numbers beg to differ. “Significantly.”

October 12, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT

Ludicrous and offensive content remains ludicrous and offensive, even when it’s set to music.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the CW network is meant to be a comedic, musical tale of female obsession with a former flame. Left-wing Slate.com said the show that made a joke about teen abortions and included a gross-out nether regions waxing was “charming,” and “very funny.” The Los Angeles Times called it “intoxicating” and “daffy.”

October 12, 2015, 12:03 PM EDT

It was obvious from the start of ABC’s new drama, Blood & Oil, that Hap Briggs (the “Baron of the Bakken”) would turn out to be ruthless and conniving, no matter how charming he might seem. After all, he’s an oil man and the media just love (to hate) them.

In prior episodes Briggs appeared to admire Billy LeFever’s tenacity and mind for the oil business. He even seemed to have taken Billy “under his wing,” but the latest episode proved much of that may have been an act. Or that Briggs is willing to backstab even the people he likes and even a man who saved his life.

October 1, 2015, 5:46 PM EDT

Hurricane Joaquin hasn’t hit ground in the U.S. yet, and might not, but already a climate alarmist public relations shop is pushing “Journalists” to blame climate change for the storm’s strength.

Late in the afternoon, Oct. 1, Climate Nexus sent out a press release to the media claiming the storm was gaining strength “over [a] record-hot ocean.” That’s how the group promoted its “hurricane backgrounder,” designed to link the storm to global warming.

October 1, 2015, 8:05 AM EDT

Conservative filmmaker Phelim McAleer has a new film challenging Josh Fox and his claims about hydraulic fracturing. McAleer’s GasHoax will be released on October 1, the same day as Fox’s latest short film, GasWork, will be aired on MSNBC.

The head-to-head match up is intentional. McAleer said GasWork is “a zero credibility film because it comes from filmmaker Josh Fox who has a history of health hoaxes regarding fracking.” He has criticized Fox for his past claims about flammable water and breast cancer links, calling them “nonsense.”

September 27, 2015, 7:05 PM EDT

As radical Muslims wage jihad around the world and plot against Western nations including the U.S., ABC’s new show Quantico will try to unravel the mystery of an FBI “inside job” terrorist attack against New York’s Grand Central Station.

As it flashes back and forth from the start of FBI training to the aftermath of “the most devastating terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.” The audience is introduced to a number of FBI recruits including main character Alex Parrish, played by Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra.

September 24, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT

Entertainment is full of plotlines that make wealthy people look evil, or like criminals, or even cold-hearted. NBC’s new “pulp” The Player just takes a new approach with an Illuminati-level conspiracy.

The Player, which premieres tonight on NBC, asks viewers to accept the unusual premise that there is a strange and secret conspiracy. Because “ordinary games become stale,” the world’s richest people bet on crime with the help of a secret organization run by Mr. Johnson (Wesley Snipes). Snipes’ acting career was put on hold by a three-year prison sentence for intentionally failing to file tax returns for three years. He was released in April of 2013.

September 22, 2015, 8:13 PM EDT

Liberal Ryan Murphy’s campy, horror-comedy show Scream Queens that premiered tonight is full of vile and heartless characters who humiliate, insult and even kill. However, the “queen” of them all is Chanel Oberlin (Chanel #1), president of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority.

Scream Queens was created by Murphy along with Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy has often used his shows to attack conservatives, Catholics, and to promote promiscuity, and celebrate homosexuality and transgenderism. The same trio created Glee, a tv high school musical of sorts that constantly pushed the envelope on sexual issues including a “game-changing” episode celebrating one heterosexual and one homosexual couple losing their virginity. The show also mocked Christians. Murphy also co-created American Horror Story which was even worse, especially the season of AHS: Asylum which constantly derided Catholic nuns through sexual and sadistic content.

September 21, 2015, 10:17 AM EDT

Pope Francis is kicking off his American tour and attracting attention not just from Catholics, but the liberal news media that love everything the pope does that they agree with.

If history repeats itself journalists will praise the pope for every liberal thing he says during the visit, especially about the economy, capitalism and wealth. The networks have called him “a different kind of pope” and one “breaking the mold” that view has been evident in their news coverage of Pope Francis since he was named pope March 13, 2013.

September 18, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

The healthy living editor for The Huffington Post reacted to the CNN GOP debate by criticizing Donald Trump and others for “peddling dangerous and bad ideas about health,” because of their remarks about vaccinations.

Criticism of “anti-vaccination” stances is rich coming from Huffington Post, which has repeatedly been a platform for anti-vaxxer opinions including actor Jim Carrey’s. In 2009, Carrey insisted that there was still uncertainty about the safety of vaccinations. Over the years, others also stoked fear about vaccination safety including David Kirby, Dr. Bob Sears and comedian Bill Maher.

September 13, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

What is the result when Hollywood combines oil prospecting, a young couple chasing the American dream, family feuds and crooked officials?

This fall television season, the result is Blood & Oil, ABC’s wannabe-Dallas set in the fictional oil boom town of Rock Springs, North Dakota. The show stars Don Johnson, Chace Crawford and Rebecca Rittenhouse. The trailer even resembled TNT’s Dallas commercials and included plenty of sex.

Judging by the first episode, which will premiere on ABC Sept. 27, viewers can expect many of the same old anti-oil attacks that have been done by TV and movies before including an oil “baron” who is hated by many people in town and has done unethical things to become rich. Oilmen are called “oil thieves” by another character and there’s gambling, swindling, theft and betrayal.

August 24, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT

The downward spiral of China’s economy has sent U.S. stocks plunging wildly. The Dow dropped 1,000 points as the market opened Aug. 24, but stocks were rebounding by midday according to MarketWatch.

MarketWatch reported that day, “Chinese equities surrendered all of their gains for 2015, and a rout in the U.S. on Friday that capped the worst week for the market in four years. Investors are worried about the global implications of a slowdown in China’s economy.”

August 4, 2015, 12:59 PM EDT

Gracing the cover of August’s Bloomberg Businessweek was a smiling, daisy-garlanded head of a billionaire tycoon that suggested he is a “feminist icon.”

That tycoon was the “Oracle of Omaha” and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway himself: Warren Buffett, a huge donor to birth control, and the abortion industry through his Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation.

The magazine devoted a four-page spread to the story of “how the billionaire’s family secretly funded a revolution in birth control.” But that isn’t all he has funded. Buffett has given more than $1 billion to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood which is currently embroiled in scandal due to a series of shocking undercover videos. Bloomberg Businessweek complete ignored that scandal and barely touched on the extent of Buffett’s support for the group.

July 29, 2015, 11:18 AM EDT

Washington Post finds honeybee colonies hit 20-year high thanks to free market beekeepers.

July 29, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT

Fear often trumps facts in media coverage. The past several years of worries about dying colonies of bees was certainly no exception, but The Washington Post recently supplied some much-needed sting to the honeybee situation.

News media scare stories about bee deaths and the label that came to describe the occurrence -- Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) -- saturated the news. Magazines, broadcast networks and left-wing websites blamed bee deaths on a host of factors, including cell phones, pesticides, mites and fungi. Oh, and global warming, of course.