Press Releases

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
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