Press Releases

Alexandria, VA - As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's collapse this November 9th, the Media Research Center has released an extensive 20-year review of how many in the liberal media utterly failed to accurately portray communism as one of the worst evils of the century, with their coverage actually leaning in favor of the totalitarian oppressors, not the oppressed. The two-decade compilation " Better Off Red " reveals trends in coverage - from glowing reports of Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev to perverse arguments that the end of communism was a setback for human rights - and... continue reading
Press corps repeatedly condemns conservatives for delivering victories for Republicans Alexandria, VA - Last night's election results were an unequivocal testament to the strength of the conservative movement. In New York's 23rd, the GOP lost because it committed political suicide by drafting a candidate to the left even of the Democrat, and a complete political unknown came within a whisker of winning on the Conservative Party line. In New Jersey, a moderate Republican barely defeated a liberal incumbent Democrat with an approval rating under 40%. But in Virginia, a state captured by the Democrats last year, and where an unabashed,... continue reading
Echoes Call for Goodell to Apologize Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released the following statement today praising Iowa Congressman Steve King for demanding during a congressional hearing Wednesday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologize for the treatment of Rush Limbaugh in his attempt to purchase an NFL franchise: "Congressman King's insistence for an apology yesterday is exactly what we have been calling on the media to do since they first misrepresented the fictitious, racist quotes attributed to Rush Limbaugh. Rep. King set the record straight, exposing the outright fabrications and distortions attributed to Limbaugh. He was... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today applauded ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN for uniting with competitor news network Fox News in response to the Obama White House excluding Fox from an interview with "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg. The networks said none of them would speak with Feinberg if Fox was excluded, and the White House subsequently reversed its decision. "Not even Richard Nixon would have dared try this. This was a White House attempt at censorship and brass knuckle intimidation. But it backfired. " This was more than a strike at Fox News. It was a... continue reading
MRC President Reports Back on CNN, MSNBC Character Assassination of Rush Limbaugh, Issues Ultimatum to All Media Spreading Racist Lies Alexandria, VA - Yesterday, MRC President Brent Bozell promised to report back publicly with how CNN and MSNBC responded to his challenge to put up - or shut up - proof that Rush Limbaugh actually stated the racist quote that both cable networks attributed to him as fact , or to immediately retract and apologize for their participation in spreading an outlandish lie. Talk show giant Limbaugh denied having ever stated, "Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should... continue reading
" Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has demanded that CNN and MSNBC prove that radio talk show king Rush Limbaugh uttered a racist quote they have attributed to him as fact after Limbaugh publicly denied having ever said, "Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back. I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark" on his nationally syndicated airwaves. The accusations came in the wake of reports that Limbaugh is bidding to purchase the St. Louis Rams, which spurred a wave of left-wing cries... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today demanded the media investigate and report on the new Obama Administration gag order placed on private health insurance companies. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell twice on the Senate floor voiced outrage at a disgraceful and potentially unconstitutional abuse of government power. The Obama Administration's Health and Human Services (HHS) Department demanded all private health insurance companies immediately stop communicating how health care legislation might affect their Medicare Advantage customers' plans and threatened to prosecute them if they refused to comply. Currently there are 11... continue reading
Pew Poll Shows Public's Plunging Confidence in Fair, Accurate Media Alexandria, VA - Today Media Research Center President Brent Bozell responded to the new biennial media attitudes survey released by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press that found "the public's assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades." "The media have earned every last drop of a growing majority of Americans' disdain and distrust. Blatantly biased, false and lazy reporting plagues network television and our nation's left-wing newspapers. And some of these entities are adding insult... continue reading
"Media must expose Obama's calculated lying, scare tactics" Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement this morning demanding the media report President Obama's lies, distortions and exaggerations delivered in his speech on health care reform last night: "Barack Obama will not stop committing serial dishonesty with the American people until the media expose his false figures and bogus exaggerations for what they are: fraudulent scare tactics. "Last night Obama told a litany of lies. He said the total cost of his health reform would be $900 billion over ten years, but even the government-run... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Brent Bozell today responded to the vicious personal attacks members of the media have been making on parents objecting to the proposed Barack Obama Administration "lesson plan," which was to accompany a speech President Obama delivered today to their children. Pres. Obama is still addressing the children, but in response to public outrage has withdrawn the Department of Education "lesson plan" which recommended among other things that teachers have their students "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the President." As the Weekly Standard 's Bill Kristol has pointed out, it is against... continue reading