Press Releases

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Brent Bozell, founder and president of The Media Research Center, issued the following statement about The Washington Post Company selling Newsweek to Sidney Harman: "There's something entirely believable about the Newsweek sale. A left-winger pretending to be centrist sold it to another left-winger pretending to be centrist. Newsweek is a dying magazine because no one wants to read their left-wing propaganda masquerading as 'news.' The $1 price tag, then, is probably just about right." For more information on the sale, read the NewsBusters' story here . continue reading
"Andrew Breitbart is going to be fine. He's done nothing wrong. I wonder if Ms. Sherrod, who is such a champion of transparency, will publicly disclose who is putting her up to this. And I also hope this champion of honesty will stop lying about Fox News. I'm also waiting for Ms. Sherrod to publicly apologize for accusing anyone opposed to nationalized healthcare of being racist. Last time I checked, that was more than half the country." - Brent Bozell, Media Research Center President and Founder continue reading
The following is an open letter sent by MRC President Brent Bozell to Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli on July 28, 2010, regarding the scandal surrounding JournoList, a private listserve group created by blogger Ezra Klein when he worked at The American Prospect and maintained by him after he joined the Washington Post in 2009. Dear Mr. Brauchli: The JournoList scandal is getting worse every day and The Washington Post is at the center of it. Blogger Ezra Klein ran the operation and at least three other staffers were members. (Blogger Greg Sargent claims he wasn't a member after... continue reading
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today reprimanded members of the press in light of the recently exposed e-mails from Journolist that show reporters engaged in a blatant, deliberate campaign to smear conservatives. The Daily Caller exposed shocking e-mails from liberal journalists this week from a Journolist, an online resource for members of the press. Among these e-mails were blatant intentions of covering up the Rev. Jeremiah Wright news in 2008 to protect Obama, attempts to smear conservatives as racist, and an NPR producer saying that if conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh were dying, she would "laugh loudly like a... continue reading
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has demanded the media cover the explosive video footage of an NAACP banquet speaker admitting her racist views and abuse of power that led to her resignation as a Department of Agriculture official yesterday: "The liberal media are deliberately spiking the shocking video that reveals an NAACP banquet speaker admitting her racist views and actions. We've waited a full 24 hours to see if any coverage of this exposé would surface. So far, nothing but crickets. The ABC, CBS and NBC evening and morning 'news' shows have all failed to even mention the damning... continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell released the following statement upon learning that CNN had fired its senior editor of Mideast affairs Octavia Nasr , who had expressed via her Twitter account sadness at the death of a Hezbollah terrorist leader whom she "respect[ed] a lot." CNN has finally taken a step in the right direction in removing a terrorist sympathizer from their ranks. It's a shame it took this amount of publicity and attention from organizations like the MRC to get the job done, as Octavia Nasr should never have been granted the position of authority to begin with. Unfortunately, CNN... continue reading
Alexandria , VA - Citizens Against Religious Bigotry (CARB) today announced victory in convincing advertisers not to sponsor the anti-Christian "JC" comedy that Comedy Central announced was in development. Members of the coalition wrote to more than 300 corporations that had sponsored Comedy Central programming in the past. The letters explained the nature of the program and stated how offensive the "JC" project would be, not only to the 83 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Christians, but also to many non-Christians including those who signed the petition. Coalition members then followed up with phone calls to the advertisers,... continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Tuesday: "Americans have spoken and they are livid with the media." "A new Rasmussen poll found an astonishing two thirds of American voters are at least somewhat angry at the media , including an entire one third who said they are 'very angry.' That's disturbing but unfortunately, not surprising. The liberal media lost touch with the public and fair reporting long ago, and Americans are sick of their lavish praise for a President that is leading our country an d economy into a disastrous state. The American people are abandoning the... continue reading
MEDIA ADVISORY WHO Top leaders of the new Citizens Against Religious Bigotry (CARB), the coalition created in response to "JC," an animated series in development by Viacom's Comedy Central that is being created as a situation comedy about God and his son, Jesus Christ: • Brent Bozell - Media Research Center president • Tony Perkins - Family Research Council president • Michael Medved - Nationally syndicated talk radio host • Bill Donohue - Catholic League president • Tim Winter - Parents Television Council president • Rabbi Daniel Lapin - The American Alliance of Jews and Christians WHAT Tele-news conference to:... continue reading
MRC's Bozell Addresses Deliberate Spiking of Obama's "Teabagger" Slur Alexandria, VA - In the more than 24 hours since news broke that President Barack Obama uttered the disgusting sexual slur "teabaggers" in reference to the Tea Party movement, the Media Research Center (MRC) has confirmed that ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN have all refused to report the offense on their national television broadcasts. Since news broke yesterday, Politico , The Washington Times and numerous other outlets have reported. Even liberal outlets like The Washington Post's "Right Now" blog , The Atlantic and ABC News' own "Political Punch" blog covered the... continue reading