ALEXANDRIA, VA – Over Presidents’ Day weekend,
five massive Media Research Center (MRC) billboards totaling 3,800 square feet
were erected in New York City at the corner 7th Ave. and 48th
Street, only footsteps away from Times Square.
The advertisements, featuring the “It’s time the liberal media stop censoring the news!” motto, are the largest ad buy in the MRC’s 26-year history, and will tower over the intersection for several weeks. The boards, which are valued at $230,000, will generate 1.4 million “eyes on impressions” (not including foot traffic) per week. A similar but smaller billboard display generated 1.3 million “eyes on impressions” total over a four-week period in 2012.
All five billboards direct viewers to StopCensoringTheNews.org, where they can sign a petition demanding the national news media stop spiking stories that might hurt the Obama Administration or slow down Obama’s agenda.
MRC President Brent Bozell:
“During the 2012 election, the liberal media moved beyond bias. They actively and repeatedly censored any story that could have jeopardized Barack Obama’s re-election. Now in 2013, they’re censoring any story that could slow his administration’s second term agenda. Their behavior is as disgraceful as it is unprecedented. These billboards – located in the hub of the liberal media’s nerve center – put them on notice. The American people are sick and tired of the establishment media’s collusion with the Obama Administration, and won’t stand for a corrupt press willing to censor the news.