Julia A. Seymour
Julia A. Seymour is the Assistant Managing Editor for the MRC's Business and Media Institute.
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
When it comes to Hollywood, Proverbs got it right: there is nothing new under the sun.
Trailers for ABC’s fall TV lineup are being released and the new show OIL appears to be more of same anti-gas and oil propaganda television networks and movie producers have been dredging up for years.
Trailer for fall 2015 ABC TV lineup shows drillers and aspiring oil millionaires as corrupt, ‘dirty.’
Cherry blossoms are blooming and as sure as a springtime rainstorm liberals are repeating false claims that women make significantly less than men do for the same work. Why? Discrimination, of course.
The feminist holiday Equal Pay Day is April 14, this year and already media outlets are marking it with complaints about how a “gender pay gap” concerns graduating women. Time ridiculously included a photo essay called “Life Before Equal Pay Day: Portrait of a Working Mother in the 1950s.”
Supposedly, Equal Pay Day marks the day a woman has to work to from the beginning of the previous year to make as much as a man. Those who claim there is a discriminatory wage gap continually claim women make only 77 cents, or 78 cents on the dollar compared to men. Politicians, including President Barack Obama, liberal media and left-wing activists repeat the claim often. But it’s a “bogus statistic,” that even some liberals call a “lie.”
Left marks Equal Pay Day on April 14, in spite of debunked statistics.
Some climate alarmists are already trying to play up legendary journalist Walter Cronkite’s April 3, 1980, coverage of “global warming” and the “greenhouse effect.” But what they will almost certainly ignore is that only a few years earlier Cronkite and fellow journalists were warning about a “new ice age.”
The media have been susceptible to climate change alarmism for more than 100 years, but it wasn’t always about warming. In the 1970s journalists were chilled to the bone and found arguments for a coming ice age “pretty convincing.”
Although the Associated Press recently claimed the jobs situation in the U.S was looking “robust” and “healthy,” one South Carolina woman called that a “slap in the face.”
The woman, Alice Lang from Spartanburg County, South Carolina, wrote to Forbes contributor John Zogby to share her story. She also condemned the practice of not counting long-term unemployed as unemployed.
Climate skeptics or realists are so often ignored or taken out of context by the news media it’s no longer shocking, but that doesn’t make it any less egregious.
On March 6, HBO’s Vice focused its entire program on melting ice in Antarctica. Marc Morano was quoted in the episode, but says his interview was mishandled. Vice is the same media group that embedded a reporter with ISIS and sponsored basketball player Dennis Rodman’s February 2013 trip to North Korea, according to The Washington Post.
The “brutal” winter is on the attack again, bringing sleet and heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic region. Previous storms targeted the deep south including Dallas, Texas, and several hammered New England. By March 4, Boston was just 2 inches away from hitting an all-time record for snow, Boston.com reported.
It’s a reality more in keeping with media warnings from the 1970s than today’s arguments about global warming, like this one from Walter Cronkite in 1972.
Several conservative economic thinkers including CNBC's Larry Kudlow and media magnate Steve Forbes recently formed the Committee to Unleash American Prosperity in an effort to persuade aspiring presidents to focus on “the paramount challenge facing our country: slow growth and stagnant incomes.”
Three economists in the group explained their goals in a March 3, Investor's Business Daily op-ed.
Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore call for policies that encourage growth in IBD op-ed.
“Show me the money,” Jerry Maguire famously shouted in the 1996 film.
Hollywood wants everyone to show it the money. Hollywood wouldn’t have glitz and glamour if people weren’t plunking down their credit cards at the local theater or watching their home DVRs or streaming new episodes to other devices. Ironically, for a multibillion industry, TV and film frequently depict the individuals and businesses trying to make money as corrupt, immoral and even murderous. American teens and young adults are very likely to be influenced by soaking up those views.
It’s the job of a reporter to answer all the basic questions in a news story. Telling the who, what, when, where, why is foundational.
Yet, the broadcast network news media omitted key details from reports on the ethics scandal that led to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation. ABC, NBC and CBS admitted Kitzhaber and his live-in fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, are both under federal investigation because of “allegations” she “used their relationship to benefit her energy consulting business.”
Just a year after The New York Times Sunday Review piece warned of “The End of Snow?,” the East Coast was once again bracing for frigid temperatures and a major snowfall.
The winter storm that struck on President’s Day dumped a foot of snow in parts of Virginia, 4.1 inches near the White House, and 7 inches in Cape May, N.J. Boston braced for more snow, on top of its “snowiest February on record,” according to The Week. The city was already collapsing under the 58.5 inches of snow it got. A ski resort in Carlisle, Mass., had to close from too much snow. Ironic, given the Times’ warning that resorts “may no longer be viable in 30 years” because warming would reduce snow.
Posters of the environmentalists depict them as ‘Saudi Approved,’ in love with ‘Arab oil.’
British journalist David Rose is not a global warming denier. He said it is his belief that the world is warming and “that carbon dioxide produced by mankind IS a greenhouse gas, and IS partly responsible for higher temperatures -- and [I] have repeatedly said so.”
Yet, ever since Rose dared report on the Climategate scandal in 2009 he has been the victim of hatred and vitriol from the environmentalist left, in part because he is skeptical of some environmentalists’ pet remedies for climate change. His views on wind power and biomass is that they are “ruinously expensive and totally futile.”
The broadcast networks hustled to report NASA and NOAA data that claimed 2014 was a record hot year. But now both government agencies are being criticized by scientists accusing them of “deception” over the statistics.
Investor’s Business Daily noted in a recent editorial that debate is over minute details. If 2014 was the hottest, it was “by no more than four-hundredths of a degree” and is based on surface temperatures. Some scientists have said that difference is so tiny it is “scientifically meaningless.” Satellite data showed 2014 as only the third-warmest year in the past 36 years, IBD said.
Scientists accuse NASA/NOAA of misleading public, show temperature differences within margin of error.
In an economic columnist face-off, The Washington Post’s Robert J. Samuelson declared Paul Krugman of The New York Times wrong about inflation history.
Samuelson said that Krugman’s Jan. 5, column made a “glaring error” when it claimed President Ronald Reagan had little to do with getting double-digit 1980s inflation under control. Samuelson said it was the first time he could recollect devoting an entire column to rebutting another person’s column.
Washington Post columnist rebuts New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s claim President Reagan had little to do with taming rising prices.
Although 2014 was an election year, venomous attacks weren’t just in the campaign commercials. Most recently, anti-business attacks came from protesters across the country in the form of #ShutItDown. And there were many other anti-business views presented by the liberal news media, TV programming and left-wing extremists this year.
Attacks on businesses, executives and certain products were abundant this year. They included a propagandist “McMocumentary” that portrayed McDonald’s as heartless, which depicted Ronald McDonald driving over his own sister after she demanded a raise. Industries including agriculture, coal and retail were also under fire.
MRC Business compiled a list of the 10 worst left-wing and media attacks on business from the past year: