Press Releases

Alexandria, VA – Nine prominent Catholic leaders have joined the Media Research Center to voice outrage over the broadcast networks deliberately withholding news of the momentous 43 Catholic entities suing the Obama administration for violating their religious freedoms. They represent major organizations including the Acton Institute, Cardinal Newman Society, SBA List, the Catholic League and others. More are coming in every hour. There are 60 million Catholics in the US. The Catholic vote will be the most important swing vote this year. So it’s not just a major policy issue, it is one with massive political implications. Yet, 19 seconds... continue reading
Alexandria, VA – The evening news broadcasts all but spiked the largest legal action in history to defend our Constitutionally-protected religious freedom, according to a new Media Research Center analysis. ABC’s World News and NBC’s Nightly News refused to report news of the 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations suing the Obama administration. What could have been more newsworthy than this? NBC Nightly News devoted an entire story to a lunar eclipse; ABC led their evening broadcast and devoted an incredible three minutes and 30 seconds to the sentencing of the Rutgers student who spied on his gay roommate with a... continue reading
May 9, 2012 – Today Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell applauds Sen. Jim DeMint (R - SC) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R - CO) for calling for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB) to be permanently defunded of taxpayer subsidies. According to DeMint, CPB funding escalated by nearly 31 percent in 11 years and this is during a time when the United States is $15 trillion in debt. “Now is the appropriate and necessary time for the government to end taxpayer subsidies for CPB” said Demint in a letter released today to colleagues in the Senate. Both Lamborn... continue reading
May 3, 2012 - NBC has quietly fired Today show correspondent Lilia Luciano for yet another misleading edit to George Zimmerman’s 9-1-1 call. Both edits were clearly meant to inflame racial tensions; both clearly distorted the picture. Although NBC has claimed to be conducting an internal investigation into the fraudulent edits, and by their firings are clearly acknowledging the wrongdoing, astonishingly they continue to refuse to apologize on-air to their viewers for their repeated journalistic malpractice. Brent Bozell , President of the Media Research Center, consistently insisted NBC and its parent company Comcast have lost all credibility by these deliberate... continue reading
Alexandria, VA – Today, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell publicly dared The Daily Show host Jon Stewart to desecrate either the Koran or the Torah on national television in the same manner he offended millions of American Christians by portraying the Nativity as an accessory for female genitals . Bozell makes the challenge well aware that Stewart’s brand of “comedy” applies only to liberal-approved anti-Christian bigotry. “Come on, Jon. We dare you to prove you are an equal opportunity bigot. Your grotesque stunt displaying a Nativity scene in a vulgar manner to take a jab at Fox News is... continue reading
Alexandria, VA – Today, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell announces the media watchdog is calling upon Congress to investigate Comcast / NBC News for the intentional editing of the George Zimmerman audio that was broadcast multiple times and subsequently flamed the fires of racial hatred and animosity: “NBC is laughing at the public. Last week we said we would have more to say if their behavior in this matter didn’t change. Given their continued irresponsibility, today we open up a new front. “ To review: 1. From March 19th to March 27th, NBC used their doctored versions of the... continue reading
April 5, 2012 – The Media Research Center (MRC) is continuing to demand that Comcast investigate NBC’s recent journalistic fraud, compounded by its astonishingly arrogant and unserious “apology.” MRC President Brent Bozell has been leading the fight against NBC for maliciously and deceptively editing a tape of George Zimmerman's 9-1-1 call to further incite racial animosity in the Trayvon Martin case. Bozell’s calls for Comcast to conduct an internal investigation into NBC have registered with concerned Americans. Over 90,000 calls, e-mails, and letters have been made/delivered to Comcast board members demanding an investigation. “This is not a liberal group’s pretend... continue reading
April 4, 2012 - Last week, NBC’s “Today Show” doctored George Zimmerman’s 9-1-1 call so that his motive for shooting Trayvon Martin appeared racial. Over the weekend, NBC reported to The Washington Post that an investigation would be forthcoming after the Media Research Center exposed their fraud. It appears NBC’s investigation has been completed. Last night, NBC issued a two sentence explanation on it. Media Research President Brent Bozell says that this is as dishonest as the original piece. "We reject this fraudulent apology,” said Bozell. “We're not surprised. After all, NBC 'investigated' itself. We again call on Comcast, not... continue reading
April 3, 2012 - The Washington Post has reported that NBC will be investigating who at NBC was responsible for dishonestly airing a doctored 9-1-1 conversation between George Zimmerman to make it look like Zimmerman's intent was racially motivated. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell stated this is not enough. "This is a massive breach of the public trust. NBC is guilty of dishonestly fanning the flames of racial hatred in America by doctoring tapes. NBC cannot be trusted with the investigation. It's like Nixon investigating the Watergate tapes. NBC is guilty of deliberately lying to the viewing public, and... continue reading
MRC President L. Brent Bozell's Letter to Brian Roberts, Chairman of Comcast (MSNBC's parent company) Demanding He Fire MSNBC President Phil Griffin March 20, 2012 Mr. Brian L. Roberts Chairman Comcast Corporation Dear Mr. Roberts, By now, you are well aware of the Media Research Center’s (MRC) concerns with MSNBC. Last week, I wrote letters to both you and Mr. Griffin asking for Ed Schultz’s termination because of highly controversial and deplorable comments he routinely makes about women and conservatives. Yesterday, I posted an open letter to Mr. Griffin about equally controversial and appalling comments made by Al Sharpton; comments... continue reading