Press Releases

Reston, Virginia — Late Thursday afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, including the decision to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB): “This is fantastic news. There is absolutely no reason for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to receive taxpayer funding. I have long opposed taxpayer subsidization of public broadcasting because it’s not the federal government’s business to prop up media entities with taxpayer money. There are plenty of leftwing billionaires who could help fund the liberal propaganda coming from CPB. Now it’s time for Congress to follow... continue reading
As Democrats like Chuck Schumer in the Senate and liberals in the media ramp up efforts to torpedo Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: “Senator Schumer is holding a sham press conference to smear Judge Neil Gorsuch. Judge Gorsuch is eminently well-qualified and a good man. Will the media covering this shameless spectacle report all the facts or just take Schumer’s word for it? I know the media — hundreds of reporters — have been provided with the undeniable facts to refute Schumer’s vicious smear attempt. We demand... continue reading
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell: “The media’s outrageous distortions of then-Senator Sessions’ meeting with the Russian ambassador at the Republican Convention must end now. We now know this was a political hit job. Any future news stories that fail to mention the blockbuster report that Sessions’ meeting with the Russian ambassador was at the behest of the Obama State Department will give more evidence of this hit job -- and the anti-Trump media's role in it. This is a hit job orchestrated by former Obama officials and holdovers in conjunction with a compliant media who are leveling untrue claims... continue reading
RESTON, VA – The Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues announces its second annual # CoverTheMarch campaign today, calling on the media to cover the 2017 March for Life and cover it fairly. The annual event held in Washington, D.C. draws hundreds of thousands of peaceful participants from all over the country. This year’s March for Life, Friday, January 27, marks the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand. The Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues , a coalition of 25 pro-life organizations and two members of Congress was... continue reading
Reacting to BuzzFeed irresponsibly publishing an unsubstantiated smear against President-elect Donald Trump, on Wednesday, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell released the following statement: “Buzzfeed’s story is clearly fake news. Any media outlet that does not produce a news story that declares Buzzfeed’s story fake news is giving aid and comfort to fake news and furthering its proliferation. “This fiasco is exactly why the media’s ratings are in the toilet. It’s exactly why Donald Trump said the election was rigged and it’s also why Donald Trump hasn’t done many press conferences. Buzzfeed should stick to cat gifs for the foreseeable... continue reading
Reston, VA — On Friday afternoon, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell released the following statement lauding CNN Worldwide’s announcement of Ramon Escobar as the new Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion: “We're applauding CNN for naming Ramon Escobar as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide. It sounds like CNN will be reaching out to conservatives as they are a diverse segment of the American people. At a time when other networks are showing conservaphobia, CNN will be a trail blazer for the largest segment of the American population that heretofore have been censored and... continue reading
Sunday morning on MSNBC, AM Joy host Joy Reid decided to twist the words of Media Research Center president Brent Bozell when it came to Bozell’s statement regarding Facebook’s decision to crack down on fake news stories. Here is what Reid had to say about Bozell and this issue: [B]ut people like Brent Bozell who has this media watchdog right-wing group who came out and essentially challenged Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, essentially sort of conceding the fact that a lot of the things that are put out on the right aren't real, but he wants them to be prominent in... continue reading
Following Facebook’s announcement that it would start monitoring and flagging fake news stories on the social media platform, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: I have been in communication with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook since he announced their new ‘fake news’ initiative. I expressed grave concern with this decision and the liberal 'fact-checking' organizations Facebook has chosen. Mr. Zuckerberg assured me that his express aim is to eliminate only patently false news stories from Facebook. He underscored he has instructed these organizations to focus only on truly fake news and nothing of a political nature. I... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement announcing the creation of an emergency new initiative, Save the Snowflakes . Save the Snowflakes was conceived in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as our next president and the need for a national response to the massive nationwide doldrums spreading on college campuses. Students at the most prestigious universities have been given hot chocolate, puppies to cuddle, and coloring books as a way to help them come to grips with living under a president they did not vote for, but all come in... continue reading
RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) announces the findings of a new post-election poll on what actual voters thought about the media’s influence on the 2016 presidential race. The MRC/YouGov poll was conducted on November 9 and 10.Key findings:7 in 10 (69%) voters do not believe the news media are honest and truthful.8 in 10 (78%) of voters believe the news coverage of the presidential campaign was biased, with nearly a 3-to-1 majority believing the media were for Clinton (59%) vs. for Trump (21%).Even 1/3 (32%) of Clinton voters believe the media were “pro-Clinton.”8% of Trump voters said... continue reading