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Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell, III today reacted with matter-of-fact amusement to the news that Newsweek magazine is partnering with liberal talk radio network Air America to syndicate their show Newsweek On Air . This announcement comes the same week Newsweek uses its cover and the accompanying story to bash Rush Limbaugh, the undisputed king of syndicated talk radio and someone who is diametrically opposed ideologically to the magazine's new syndication partner. When the Air America network was launched in 2004, Newsweek did a fawning, glowing three-page announcement story featuring host Al Franken, including a... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Today Media Research Center President Brent Bozell sent a letter to the Associated Press' Washington bureau chief Ron Fournier, insisting that the Associated Press immediately correct a Friday evening story that used liberal propaganda to help demonize Rush Limbaugh by making him appear disrespectful for stating exactly what Democrats on the Hill have been suggesting for months: that a national health care bill would be named after Senator Ted Kennedy. The story, titled " Democrats blast Limbaugh for comment on Kennedy ", appears to have pulled deceptive information straight from a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) blog... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Today Media Research Center President Brent Bozell sent a letter to the Associated Press' Washington bureau chief Ron Fournier, insisting that the Associated Press immediately correct a Friday evening story that used liberal propaganda to help demonize Rush Limbaugh by making him appear disrespectful for stating exactly what Democrats on the Hill have been suggesting for months: that a national health care bill would be named after Senator Ted Kennedy. The story, titled " Democrats blast Limbaugh for comment on Kennedy ", appears to have pulled deceptive information straight from a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) blog... continue reading
Mr. Ron Fournier Washington Bureau Chief Associated Press 1100 13th St NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 Mr. Fournier: I was disturbed by reading an Associated Press story out of your bureau late Friday that used Democratic propaganda to demonize Rush Limbaugh and make him appear nasty and disrespectful for suggesting the same thing that Democrats on the Hill have been suggesting for months: that a health care bill would be named after Senator Ted Kennedy. As such, I appeal for you to correct and update the story given the journalistic standards that you and the Associated Press are committed... continue reading
WHO: Joe Scarborough, Ann Coulter, Joe the Plumber, Andrew Breitbart and other conservative luminaries will present and accept Dis Honors "awards" at the annual gala hosted by Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center. Conservative leaders Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin were among the 10 judges to select the award "winners." More than 1,000 guests will be in attendance. WHAT: MRC's annual Dis Honors Awards Gala, an evening dedicated to "honoring" the worst reporting of 2008 with witty presentations, mock "acceptance" speeches, comedic video compilations and celebrity photo opportunities. The third annual "William F. Buckley Jr. Award for... continue reading
WHO: Joe Scarborough, Ann Coulter, Joe the Plumber, Andrew Breitbart and other conservative luminaries will present and accept Dis Honors "awards" at the annual gala hosted by Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center. Conservative leaders Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin were among the 10 judges to select the award "winners." More than 1,000 guests will be in attendance. WHAT: MRC's annual Dis Honors Awards Gala, an evening dedicated to "honoring" the worst reporting of 2008 with witty presentations, mock "acceptance" speeches, comedic video compilations and celebrity photo opportunities. The third annual "William F. Buckley Jr. Award for... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Media Research President L. Brent Bozell, III today called on all of President Barack Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nominees to pledge to preserve the First Amendment freedoms of conservative and Christian talk radio. Bozell asserted that if they do not do so, they should not be confirmed by the Senate. Bozell insists that this include the nominees' public disavowal of the censorship aspects of the just-passed Durbin Amendment. Last Thursday, the Senate passed a rider from Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that creates broad new free speech-suppression regulatory powers for the FCC. The nebulous Durbin Amendment... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Media Research President L. Brent Bozell, III today called on all of President Barack Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nominees to pledge to preserve the First Amendment freedoms of conservative and Christian talk radio. Bozell asserted that if they do not do so, they should not be confirmed by the Senate. Bozell insists that this include the nominees' public disavowal of the censorship aspects of the just-passed Durbin Amendment. Last Thursday, the Senate passed a rider from Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that creates broad new free speech-suppression regulatory powers for the FCC. The nebulous Durbin Amendment... continue reading
Alexandria , VA - The Media Research Center's Free Speech Alliance (FSA) today called President Barack Obama's stated opposition to a reinstatement of the Censorship Doctrine, also mis-known as the "Fairness" Doctrine, just a first step towards ensuring that talk radio remain free from government censorship. The FSA calls on the President to publicly declare his opposition to all forms of regulatory assault on talk radio. Conservative and Christian talk radio face the real threat of government censorship on several fronts. Besides the so-called "Fairness" Doctrine, the nebulous FCC "diversity" in ownership and "localism" requirements may also be used to... continue reading
Alexandria , VA - Iowan Tom Harkin today became the second Democratic Senator in less than a week to call for a return of the Censorship Doctrine, otherwise mis-known as the "Fairness" Doctrine. Harkin ended his interview with left-wing radio host Bill Press by saying "(W)e gotta get the Fairness Doctrine back in law again." Harkin has joined Michigan's Debbie Stabenow, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Chuck Schumer and an ever growing laundry list of liberal censors on the record calling for a return of the anti-free speech Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation. The Censorship Doctrine was an FCC regulation... continue reading