Press Releases

Dan Gainor, VP of Business & Culture at the Media Research Center, issued the following statement and call to action for religious leaders and people of faith around the country: 'NBC has unquestionably committed an act of religious bigotry designed to offend Christians. Removing the words ' under God ' from the Pledge of Allegiance in a piece they aired yesterday during the U.S. Open – not once, but twice – was absolutely not accidental. It was brazenly deliberate. NBC's pathetic apology did nothing but compound the offense by refusing to admit what they had done. Either NBC identifies and... continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell had the following reaction to MSNBC host Ed Schultz's May 25 apology to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham: "His apology was full, unequivocal and a breath a fresh air. We wish Ed would have shown the same remorse when saying we should 'rip out' Dick Cheney's heart , when he called Liz Cheney "shooter's little girl," or when he said Republicans enjoyed watching people with cancer die . MSNBC should have demanded apologies for the litany of offenses in Ed's past." For more, see the May 26 BiasAlert : "After Ed Schultz Calls Laura Ingraham a... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell denounces CNN for allowing the host of their "flagship international affairs program" to meet with President Obama on issues of foreign policy that affect the United States, issues that reporter Fareed Zakaria is charged with reporting objectively. According to Bozell, Zakaria's admission warrants an immediate recusal from reporting on these issues: "The President's secret meetings with Zakaria - the same reporter who openly used a CNN network broadcast to promote Obama in 2008 - show a clear and disturbing double standard at CNN. "For decades, the liberal media have repeatedly condemned... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Media Research Center (MRC) today proudly announces that Ed Schultz is the "Winner" of the dis-honor of Quote of the Year for his "Damn Those Conservatives" diatribe on his MSNBC The Ed Show (video below): "The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead! They'd rather make money off your dead corpse! They kind of like it when that woman has cancer and they don't have anything for her." The competition was fierce, but Mr. Schultz was selected by the more than 850 attendees who cheered and jeered throughout the evening to roast the liberal media's... continue reading
Upon learning that Katie Couric has officially announced she will leave her anchor post at CBS Evening News, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following to CBS executives: "Rumor has it that CBS News is going to name Scott Pelley as Couric's successor. But what's the rush? You've been in last place for well over a decade. Another few days won't matter. Do not make (another) rash, premature, impulsive decision. Vet all your options - especially when the MRC's 500,000 members are coming to the rescue. "The MRC has launched a national search committee and is soliciting recommendations... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement concerning an exposé of Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards' statements on CNN Headline News. "Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards appeared on CNN's Headline News channel claiming that de-funding Planned Parenthood would prevent it from providing women with mammogram services. This has been proven absolutely false. A group called Live Action has released an audio investigation with proof from numerous Planned Parenthood clinics whose staff clearly state they do not provide mammograms, yet the President of the organization went on national television and stated the exact opposite. "The... continue reading
Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center (MRC): "Republicans said today that the arrogant liberal sneers at taxpayers in Flyover Country deserve to be met by NPR raising its own money in its own fancy cafes. And an organization that admits catering to a 'core audience that is predominately white, liberal, highly educated, elite' is among the last that should survive budget cuts if legislators are serious about cutting unnecessary spending. We applaud the 228 Representatives who stepped up to say so with their votes in the House today. If the Senate and President Obama really care... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate committees with oversight of NPR stating that PBS does not deserve a dime of taxpayer funding and that a government that is broke should not be in the business of funding a left-wing playground. This week, NPR's top fundraiser, Ron Schiller, unleashed a barrage of anti-conservative rhetoric in a hidden-camera expose at a business lunch in Washington. Vivian Schiller, NPR President and CEO, resigned after news of Ron Schiller's comments spread. Bozell says her resignation does nothing... continue reading
The following letter was sent March 9, 2011 by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell to the leaders of the House and Senate committees with oversight over National Public Radio: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Henry Waxman; and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller and Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 */ When Congress passed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, it began with an idealistic notion of serving all Americans and presenting fair and balanced news and information. It would be nonpartisan and all-inclusive. But NPR and PBS... continue reading
In light of new revelations about NPR's top brass bashing conservatives in a hidden-camera investigation, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and Director of Media Analysis Tim Graham issued the following statements calling on Congress to wake up and stop using tax dollars to fund National Public Radio. Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center (MRC): NPR hates Middle America, plain and simple. This week's utterances from NPR officials underline that these taxpayer-funded bureaucrats loathe most of the taxpayers who feather their comfortable nest. Their contempt for "scary" Middle Americans belies their ridiculous claims of concern for... continue reading