Press Releases

Following news reports today that AOL News would pay $315 million to acquire The Huffington Post, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: "This proves AOL News has lost its mind. They must be in such dire straits that they've been blinded by the millions and think an acquisition of The Huffington Post is worth sacrificing credibility and objectivity. AOL News is fooling only itself in thinking there is no journalistic conflict in merging with a hate-filled, vicious, radically left-wing rag. "Let's do a quick review of The Huffington Post. Our ' Huffington's House of Horrors '... continue reading
In the last 24 hours, Senator Leland Yee (D-CA) has incriminated Rush Limbaugh for a racist fax sent to him by an unidentified individual which allegedly read, "Rush Limbaugh will kick your Ch-k ass and expose you for the fool you are." Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement regarding the media reaction to this charge: "This is part of a systematic, coordinated campaign designed to smear Rush Limbaugh. We've seen it before, over and over. The media helped propel the bogus story about the "phony soldier" by twisting Rush's comments into an attack on U.S. troops... continue reading
Earlier today, Media Research Center President and Founder Brent Bozell released the following statement on MSNBC's firing Keith Olbermann: "It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Olbermann was a failure because he was vicious, insulting and off-the-charts liberal. And they replaced him with Lawrence O'Donnell, who is Olbermann but without talent. It is absolutely guaranteed that MSNBC will sink even lower. This network is clueless." For a glimpse of Olbermann's on-air shenanigans, check out the " Dumb and Dumber " award from the MRC's Best Notable Quotables of 2010 . And, just posted to our NewsBusters' blog, " The... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - In the wake of the interview with potential presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and his criticism of President Obama's support for abortion rights, numerous major news outlets including Politico, National Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and the Daily Beast have accused Santorum of playing the "race card" while discussing human life and personhood protected by the Constitution. Santorum said this: "The question is, and this is what Barack Obama didn't want to answer: Is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says no. Well, if that human life is not a person, then... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Brent Bozell, MRC President, issued the following statement and provided evidence on the double standard of blaming conservatives for the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona while repeatedly ignoring left-wing media outbursts wishing death upon conservatives: "The so-called 'news' media have zero currency in this debate because we have documented the Left using hateful, vicious language far worse than any conservative. Their attacks on conservatives are untrue and utterly hypocritical. If they really cared about the effects of political rhetoric, they would have gone after any number of those left-wingers who have directly incited violence - starting with... continue reading
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after a thorough, two-day review of how the media have covered the tragic shooting in Arizona: "Implicating a conservative tie to this heinous act of violence or to Jared Lee Loughner, who is no conservative, is nothing short of a naked campaign to criminalize conservative thought. "Sadly, those who point their finger are at the nexus of hypocrisy. Take the unidentified "veteran Democratic strategist" who told Politico that, 'they need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers ... Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - In its just-released Best Notable Quotables of 2010: The 23rd Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting , MSNBC host Chris Matthew has been granted the Media Research Center's dubious " Quote of the Year " honor by an esteemed panel of judges who voted to award him for once again announcing the bodily tingles he experiences when he hears President Obama speaking. On the September 7 Hardball , Matthews followed up a clip of Obama saying by pining: "I get the same thrill up my leg, all over me, every time I hear those words. I'm... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - As reported yesterday, the tax-payer funded Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is hosting an exhibit during this Christmas season featuring images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show's catalog as "homoerotic." Brent Bozell, Media Research Center (MRC) President, reacted: "This exhibition is a direct assault on Christianity and the timing - the Christmas season! - shows how offensive it is intended to be. This federally funded vulgarity by the Smithsonian Institution must come to an end immediately... continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement in reaction to news that MSNBC had suspended Countdown host Keith Olbermann "indefinitely" for donating to three Democratic candidates in violation of NBC's policy. In October, Olbermann had blasted political donations from Fox News owner News Corp, slamming Fox as "a media outlet that has now put its money where everybody has known its mouth has always been." (Video at right) "Keith Olbermann is officially the Worst Hypocrite in the World. He rails about a 'national cable news outlet' that 'starts to donate to partisan groups of one party,' then does exactly... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - National Public Radio (NPR) has fired longtime analyst Juan Williams for admitting he gets nervous on a plane when he sees a person dressed in Muslim garb. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center (MRC) President, reacted: "Juan Williams has done nothing wrong. What he said echoes what the vast majority of Americans believe. It's their tax dollars that fund NPR. But NPR is ignoring them. Instead, they are kowtowing to the agenda of radical anti-Americans like CAIR, and doing the bidding of George Soros , who hates Fox News with a passion. "And since when did NPR have... continue reading