Press Releases

Alexandria, VA - House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has joined Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) and a coalition of Catholic leaders today in an open letter to the White House demanding that President Obama fire Harry Knox, an appointed member of the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. This week Knox once again boldly and shamelessly showcased his hatred for the Catholic faith, its teachings and leader by reaffirming his belief that the Pope "is hurting people in the name of Jesus" by not promoting the use of condoms as a means to... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - This Tuesday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell will unite with seven of the nation's top conservative organization - collectively representing more than 15 million Americans - to hold their own State of the Union Address in a live webcast expected to draw one of the largest viewerships in webcast history. The event is designed to give the American people a chance to respond to the President's address and declare their views and concerns of where the country is headed. "The President made it clear last night that he is not interested in the will of the... continue reading
New Poll Confirms Fox Now Most Trusted Television News Network Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell responded to the new nationwide survey confirming that Americans overwhelmingly trust the Fox News Channel more than any other network: "The proof is in the pudding. Americans want balanced news, not liberal advocacy. Fox offered them 'fair and balanced' journalism, and America has embraced them. "In terms of quantity, Fox has been pulling the highest numbers for quite some time. Take Election Night coverage of the Massachusetts Senate race. Sean Hannity with nearly 7 million viewers had more than 5 times... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell called on the CBS Television Network to stay the course in planning to air a life-affirming Super Bowl commercial featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother, who was pressured to abort him in her pregnancy, after a bout of opposition has arisen among left-wing activist groups: "Radical leftist groups like the National Organization for Women have the gall to claim that this life-affirming ad is 'extraordinarily offensive and demeaning.' I wonder, what is so offensive about celebrating the decision of a mother to have her baby? Apparently this is... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - MRC President Brent Bozell has issued a statement of commendation to praise C-SPAN and its CEO Brian Lamb for publicly calling on the Democratic leadership of Congress to allow the networks to broadcast health care negotiations - leaning on President Obama's pledge to do so nearly two years ago on the campaign trail. In a public letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Representative Boehner and Senators Reid and McConnell, Lamb challenged them to "open all important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings, to electronic media coverage," citing the Obama pledge of transparency in health reform. "That's what... continue reading
Discover Magazine's Melissa Lafsky Wins "Quote of the Year" Regarding Mary Jo Kopechne being killed in a car accident by Sen. Ted Kennedy: "Who knows - maybe she'd have thought it was worth it." ALEXANDRIA, VA. - The Media Research Center today announces its Best Notable Quotables of 2009: The 22nd Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting granting Discover magazine's Melissa Lafsky the dis-honor of "Quote of the Year." On August 27, a few days after Senator Edward Kennedy's death, Lafsky posted the following on the Huffington Post blog: "[One wonders what] Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Yesterday in a speech for the Media Access Project ( ), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chief Diversity Officer Mark Lloyd claimed to refute numerous what he called "exaggerations and distortions" of a wide range of his thoughts, positions and policy prescriptions from what he called a "right-wing smear campaign." What Lloyd did was offer numerous falsehoods and denials about things that are undeniably true . Just some of his many misrepresentations: LLOYD LIE: That the "right-wing smear campaign" was "distorting my views about the First Amendment." TRUTH: From Lloyd's 2006 book, Prologue to a Farce: Communication... continue reading
ABC News Plays Liberal Musical Chairs with Stephanopoulos, Sawyer and Gibson Alexandria, VA - To coincide with the many changes at ABC News that begin today with George Stephanopoulos accepting the offer to replace Diane Sawyer as co-host of Good Morning America , the Media Research Center (MRC) has unveiled their freshly updated Profiles in Bias of both left wing icons, as Sawyer will step into the World News anchor shoes of Charles Gibson later this month. These profiles document the 12 years that Stephanopoulos has dedicated to left wing advocacy and more than 10 years Sawyer has delivered on-camera... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - The world has been laughing at the broadcast network news shows for not reporting the great and growing ClimateGate scandal. It took two weeks, but NBC, ABC and CBS finally did over the weekend. In so doing, they showed that when it comes to the global warming debate, they are part of the Flat Earth Society. ABC finally reported on ClimateGate on Sunday. But they provided no specifics from the reams of emails and data from East Anglia University that caused the scandal, and concluded their report with the flatly incorrect assertion "The science is solid, according... continue reading
Bozell Defends Networks' Silence on ClimateGate: "Maybe They Just Don't Know" Alexandria, VA - For the fourteenth straight day, the three broadcast networks have failed to report on the great and growing ClimateGate scandal on their weekday morning or evening news programs. How to explain this? Perhaps it is that ABC, NBC and CBS have not yet heard of the story, despite two weeks of non-stop reporting on and discussion of ClimateGate in a whole host of media outlets. Perhaps the broadcast networks only trust their fellow liberal press outlets, like the New York Times . Perhaps they don't realize... continue reading