Bozell&#039;s Column http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21/all en Obama, The Very Worst Deficit President http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-very-worst-deficit-president <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The press has barely noticed that President Obama has offered a new federal budget. Even in its paucity was a slant to be found. Like an obedient servant, NBC morning anchor Natalie Morales relayed: “President Obama, unveiling a record $4 trillion budget on Monday aimed at helping the poor and middle class. President Obama says the budget is practical, not partisan.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-very-worst-deficit-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama deficits Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:09:09 +0000 tim.graham 48157 at http://www.mrc.org Harvey Weinstein's P.C. Oscar Campaign http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/harvey-weinsteins-pc-oscar-campaign <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Academy Awards is meant to be the world’s most prestigious honors for achievement in movies. Politics should have nothing to do with it, but increasingly that's not so. Hollywood is now regularly treading beyond “artistic excellence” and letting political overtones sway he outcome.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/harvey-weinsteins-pc-oscar-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Academy Awards Harvey Weinstein Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:23:22 +0000 tim.graham 48158 at http://www.mrc.org The Golden Globes of Propaganda http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/golden-globes-propaganda <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When the Golden Globe awards telecast was over, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) proclaimed, “It was a great night for LGBT-inclusive television.” </p><p>They could have added: "We run the joint." Gay actor Matt Bomer thanked his “husband” and his surrogate sons when he won an award for HBO’s Reagan-bashing AIDS drama “The Normal Heart.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/golden-globes-propaganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Entertainment Media transgenders Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:57:09 +0000 tim.graham 48039 at http://www.mrc.org In Denial About the Attack in France http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/denial-about-attack-france <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When America was hit on 9-11, the world united around us. France just had its 9-11, and again the civilized world has come together, all except the United States. Where were America’s leaders as the rest of the world united? </p><p>The reaction to Islamic terrorists killing 17 people in Paris in the name of their radical creed has been greeted with a very strange perceived need to deflect or just dismiss it in liberal political and media circles. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/denial-about-attack-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Christiane Amanpour France Terrorism Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:05:01 +0000 tim.graham 48026 at http://www.mrc.org Still Lying About Hollywood's Communists http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/still-lying-about-hollywoods-communists <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ask anyone under 40 to identify Paul McCartney or “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and the odds are you'll get a blank look in return. Ask someone under 30 to describe the Soviet menace and you may well get the same response.The first one is harmless ignorance, and some might argue the second one is as well. After all, it's over and we won, right? &nbsp;</p><p>What’s not harmless is a never-ending effort to glorify communist conspirators in Hollywood, like the forthcoming movie “Trumbo,” starring “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/still-lying-about-hollywoods-communists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Allan Ryskind Communist Party history Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:10:42 +0000 tim.graham 48030 at http://www.mrc.org Al Sharpton's Magical Mystery Tour http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/al-sharptons-magical-mystery-tour <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the Christmas season, the national media hoped to once again dip the entire Republican Party in the mire of David Duke and other racists, to spread that taint across the political landscape. Republicans fought back with Obama’s long association with his racist Reverend Jeremiah Wright, which the media worked hard to erase as utterly irrelevant.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/al-sharptons-magical-mystery-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Al Sharpton Barack Obama MSNBC Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:46:11 +0000 tim.graham 47953 at http://www.mrc.org Sneering at the Sniper Movie http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/sneering-sniper-movie <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="position: absolute; top: -1999px; left: -1988px;" id="stcpDiv"><p>At this point in George W. Bush's presidency, Hollywood uncorked a barrel of anti-Iraq-war movies, all of them in their varying styles trashing the American military or intelligence agencies as vicious murderers, rapists, and all-around freedom-tramplers. Most were duds because the public wanted nothing to do with those messages. But oh, did the critics love 'em.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/sneering-sniper-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Iraq War Movie Critics New York Times Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:39:26 +0000 tim.graham 47952 at http://www.mrc.org NPR's Morning Cuddle With Obama http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/nprs-morning-cuddle-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the fall of 2007, President Bush offered an interview on race relations to National Public Radio correspondent Juan Williams, but NPR declined the invitation. Ellen Weiss, the news boss at the time (who was deposed in the controversy after she fired Williams three years later), demanded that an NPR anchor do the interview. The Williams interview with the president aired on Fox News, and not on NPR.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/nprs-morning-cuddle-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama NPR Steve Inskeep Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:57:39 +0000 tim.graham 47954 at http://www.mrc.org Cultural Winners and Losers, 2014 http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/cultural-winners-and-losers-2014 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking back at our popular culture in 2014, it appears that Hollywood’s power is on the wane. Politically, the leftist celebrities and the “Rock the Vote” gang couldn’t help dig the Democrats out of their rut. Even that paragon of permissiveness Sandra Fluke couldn’t exploit her Limbaugh-victim aura to win a state Senate seat in libertine California.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/cultural-winners-and-losers-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Bill Cosby Pope Francis Washington Redskins Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:26:34 +0000 tim.graham 47955 at http://www.mrc.org Rolling Stone Crumbles http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/rolling-stone-crumbles <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>No parent wants to consider the travesty that when he sends his 18-year-old daughter to college, she could be vulnerable to sexual assault. But in the increasingly punitive atmosphere surrounding sexual-assault allegations, he should also fear sending his 18-year-old son to campus, where he may be falsely accused of rape.<br /><br />The national media are deeply feminist. Their default position is the presumption that “the victim” is the female accuser. Some pundits have even argued in national newspapers that the accuser should be “automatically believed.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/rolling-stone-crumbles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Feminism rape Rolling Stone Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:49:23 +0000 tim.graham 47849 at http://www.mrc.org Ferguson, The 'Local Crime Story' http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/ferguson-local-crime-story <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn’t want to cover it. It’s a “local crime story,” they said. Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple said that when he asked national reporters about avoiding the Gosnell story, the typical response was “Get out of my face with this agenda-driven stuff, and come back when you have a real story.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/ferguson-local-crime-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Ferguson Missouri race relations Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:12:08 +0000 tim.graham 47746 at http://www.mrc.org Time to Stop the Moderator Masochism http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/time-stop-moderator-masochism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On an interview tour for his new book on President Obama, NBC’s Chuck Todd told Larry King that his conversations with Obama are “very nourishing.” Even after six or seven years of adoration, reporters still sound like then-NBC reporter Lee Cowan admitting in 2008 that being assigned to the Obama campaign made his “knees quake.” He wondered if “he could do the campaign justice,” since it was “truly historic.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/time-stop-moderator-masochism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama Chuck Todd Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:13:10 +0000 tim.graham 47747 at http://www.mrc.org Hillary Clinton Flunks Economics http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hillary-clinton-flunks-economics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. Once this arrogant notion reigns, it’s tough for liberals to acknowledge when one of their own says something so remarkably unfactual and stupid that it makes you wonder just how ignorant the liberal really is.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hillary-clinton-flunks-economics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Election economy Hillary Clinton Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:02:52 +0000 tim.graham 47476 at http://www.mrc.org The Terrorist-Sympathizing Opera http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/terrorist-sympathizing-opera <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is hardly a site for hundreds of angry protesters. But they have erupted over their current selection, an opera called “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Leon Klinghoffer was the 69-year-old paralyzed New Yorker who in 1985 was aboard the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro, then executed by Islamic terrorists because he was a Jew. The&nbsp; terrorists forced the ship's barber and a waiter to throw his body and his wheelchair overboard off the coast of Egypt.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/terrorist-sympathizing-opera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Anti-Semitism New York City Terrorism Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:01:21 +0000 tim.graham 47458 at http://www.mrc.org Hailing the First 'Great' Transgender TV Show http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hailing-first-great-transgender-tv-show <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/Transparent.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" />The London Daily Mail reports Amazon.com now issues a content warning to viewers before they live-stream the second volume of classic “Tom and Jerry” cartoons. Viewers are lectured the cartoons “may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hailing-first-great-transgender-tv-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Amazon.com transgender Willa Paskin Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:26:31 +0000 tim.graham 47307 at http://www.mrc.org