Press Releases

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
MRC President L. Brent Bozell's Follow-Up Letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin, Demanding Griffin Fire Al Sharpton . March 19, 2012 Mr. Phil Griffin President MSNBC Dear Mr. Griffin, Last week, in my open letter to you I called for Ed Schultz’s termination. I also called for you to resign as President of MSNBC because you hired Ed Schultz. Today, I have yet another reason you should step down - one which some might argue is even more compelling than Schultz. His name is Al Sharpton. I have already provided you with ample, documented evidence of Schultz’s repeated, over the... continue reading
MRC President L. Brent Bozell's Letter to Brian Roberts, Chairman of Comcast (MSNBC's parent company) demanding termination of Ed Schultz. March 15, 2012 Mr. Brian L. Roberts Chairman Comcast Corporation Dear Mr. Roberts, As the chairman of Comcast, you have a responsibility to your shareholders and the public to produce programs which follow a basic standard of civility. Unfortunately, MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz regularly doles out hate-filled, venomous rhetoric which has reached a boiling point. MSNBC should not give Mr. Schultz a platform to spew such hate. Therefore, I am calling on you as the Chairman of MSNBC’s parent company,... continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell sent the following letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin: March 14, 2012 Mr. Phil Griffin President MSNBC Dear Mr. Griffin, Your network, working on marching orders from Media Matters, is on a mission to take Rush Limbaugh off the air. Far from being an independent journalistic enterprise, MSNBC is the very essence of a political lapdog of the far left. Just last night on MSNBC, Ed Schultz, Al Sharpton, and Lawrence O’Donnell all devoted time on their programs attacking Rush. In each case, they grabbed at thin air looking, looking, looking for the opportunity shamelessly to... continue reading
MRC President L. Brent Bozell III on Louis C.K.’s Decision to Pull out of Radio & TV Association’s Correspondents Dinner “‘Comedian' Louis CK’s decision is a victory for all civilized Americans. Louis CK is a crude misogynist swine of the first order." A couple of years ago, “comedian” Louis CK “joked” on the Opie and Anthony radio show about Palin coming to the Republican convention “holding a baby that just came out of her f-ing, disgusting [C-word], her f-ing retard-making [C-word].” Last night, MRC President, L. Brent Bozell III emailed letters to all the female anchors and on air TV... continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell sent the following letter to CNN Host Piers Morgan on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Sam Feist, CNN DC Bureau Chief, and Jim Walton, CNN President were cc’ed. Dear Mr. Morgan, I am disturbed by your ongoing double standard when it comes to coverage of political rhetoric. On your show, you recently called Rush Limbaugh out for his insulting comment about a Georgetown law school student: “Limbaugh’s disgusting comments are the work of an archaic old dinosaur living in a warped, ugly swamp, who thinks it’s okay to degrade decent young women for sport and ratings. Well,... continue reading
Statement by MRC President Brent Bozell on the Passing of Andrew Breitbart Today we have a lost a truly brilliant mind and a tireless warrior for the conservative movement. Andrew was one of the few good guys who knew Hollywood inside and out. He coupled that knowledge with the creativity and passion that has become his trademark, offering it for the cause that he so believed in. The entire Breitbart family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell sent the following letter to Huffington Post President Arianna Huffington on Wednesday, February 29, 2012: Ms. Arianna Huffington President and Editor-in-Chief Huffington Post Media Group Dear Ms. Huffington, When you started The Huffington Post in 2005, you opened your new Internet venture with a pledge, as quoted by Newsweek: “If you’re looking for the usual flame- throwing, name-calling, and simplistic attack dog rhetoric....don’t bother coming to The Huffington Post.” But Larry Doyle’s recent anti-Catholic screed in the Huffington Post, The Jesus-Eating Cult of Rick Santorum , is bigoted and unacceptable, and a perfect example of “flame-throwing,... continue reading
February 21, 2012 – This morning, two massive Media Research Center (MRC) billboards totaling 1,684 square feet were hoisted in one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections – New York City’s Times Square. The objective: to hold the liberal media accountable. The advertisements, featuring the “Don’t Believe the Liberal Media!” motto, are the largest ad buy in the MRC’s 25-year history and will be featured for four weeks. More than 1.3 million onlookers in the highly trafficked intersection are expected to see the billboards which are valued at $180,000. This iconic location has hosted ads by some of the most... continue reading
On Monday, MRC President Brent Bozell sent the following letter to the Presidents of the news divisions of ABC, CBS and NBC, and to the President of CNN: The broadcast and cable television networks need to report the current, unprecedented assault against freedom of religion in this country, as well as the millions of Americans who would be left out in the cold by the Obama administration if it does not rescind HHS's recently issued insurance mandate requiring contraceptive coverage. As our statistics and analysis below outline, they are not, and it's a glaring double standard. First, allow us to... continue reading