Press Releases

RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after Politico reported that Planned Parenthood's crisis PR firm “circulated a memo to reporters and producers late Monday that discouraged them from airing the undercover videos.” These videos show Planned Parenthood employees harvesting the organs and body parts of aborted babies for profit. The third video, released on Tuesday, is extremely graphic. Not only does it show workers laughing while talking about how they get more money if they harvest more organs, but it shows an aborted baby in a pie dish and the lab tech... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) Culture Vice President Dan Gainor issued the following statement after ABC and CBS ignored a chilling video of Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services selling body parts of aborted babies. Although Planned Parenthood receives taxpayer subsidies and a senior official appears to admit on tape to violating federal laws against partial-birth abortion and selling human body parts, ABC and CBS didn't devote a single second to the story. NBC's Today used only 39 seconds to tell the story, carefully avoiding any damning quotes from the video and using the images merely as... continue reading
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, released the following statement reacting to the Judicial Watch revelations about the coordination between the IRS, FBI and Department of Justice in the IRS scandal involving criminal, political persecution of taxpayers and independent organizations. “ The networks’ refusal to cover these devastating revelations borders on being complicit in a cover-up of criminal misconduct by a tyrannical administration using Stalinist tactics against its political opponents. The documents obtained by Judicial Watch – through a Freedom of Information lawsuit that should have been initiated by a supposedly independent media – reveal criminal coordination between... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement calling for all Presidential candidates to skip the Univision/Washington Post (WaPo)-sponsored forum. Univision continues its silence regarding comments Alberto Ciurana, their president of programming and content, made comparing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to Dylann Roof, the racist who murdered nine Americans in Charleston, South Carolina. Univision has not disciplined Ciurana and no one at Univision has personally apologized to Trump and his family. MRC President Brent Bozell reacts: “I am calling on all candidates of both parties to skip the Univision/WaPo forum. Participation in a... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after Univision senior executive, Alberto Ciurana compared Donald Trump, a candidate for the Republican nomination for President, to Dylann Roof, a racist who murdered nine Americans during a church Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina. Univision is a Spanish-language network that has very close ties to the leading Democrat candidate for president, Hillary Clinton. MRC President Brent Bozell reacts: “Univision’s unwillingness to discipline Alberto Ciurana, their president of programming and content, is outrageous. How, in this day and age, an executive of a supposed news company... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell responded angrily after the Associated Press published a photo of a massive gun aimed at Sen. Ted Cruz’s head from a “Celebrate the 2 nd Amendment” event in Iowa. The AP lamely defended its actions in a statement late Sunday evening claiming the “images were not intended to portray Sen. Cruz in a negative light.” MRC President Brent Bozell reacts: “This is disgusting. Just days after a horrific shooting that took nine lives, the AP has the gall to unapologetically display a gun aimed at the head of a presidential... continue reading
RESTON, VA – As fury spreads, Evangelical leaders have joined a growing chorus that includes Catholic leaders, the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to pressur e Disney ABC to cancel the sitcom pilot based on the life of anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage. MRC and FRC sent a letter to Ben Sherwood, president of Disney ABC Television Group, nearly eleven weeks ago urging him to shelve the new show, “The Real O’Neals.” Since then, over 9,000 people have made calls and over 20,000 people have sent postcards... continue reading
RESTON, VA – MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after ABC failed to sanction George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s This Week and Good Morning America, for displaying an inexcusable lack of journalistic ethics. On May 14, it was discovered that George Stephanopoulos contributed $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failed to disclose the contribution on-air before he grilled the author of “Clinton Cash” on his Sunday morning political show on April 26. MRC President Brent Bozell reacts: “ABC’s refusal to pull George Stephanopoulos off of all 2016 coverage makes it crystal clear that ABC has no intentions of... continue reading
MRC president Brent Bozell issued a statement Friday on George Stephanopoulos and his Clinton Foundation donation scandal: “George Stephanopoulos' apology and recusal from moderating the 2016 presidential debate is not enough. Stephanopoulos' contributions to the Clinton Foundation and his close association with the Clintons make him unfit to play the important role of an impartial, balanced and fair news anchorman on any ABC political based programming involving the 2016 election. He is a Clinton partisan and a liberal commentator and he has been deceiving his audience. ABC is an accomplice to this deception and now has an ethics and integrity... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Under the auspices of the Conservative Action Project (CAP), more than 40 conservative leaders sent a letter to David Rhodes, president of CBS News. The letter slammed Bob Schieffer for his recent bigoted and biased remarks and put forward conservative support for Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins. [Read the full letter ] This past Sunday, Perkins appeared on Face the Nation with CBS’s Bob Schieffer to talk about the same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court. Schieffer said that he was inundated by requests from people that Perkins be disinvited because “you [Perkins] don’t speak... continue reading