Press Releases

ALEXANDRIA, VA - While interviewing Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward on Sunday's 60 Minutes , anchor Scott Pelley implied that President George W. Bush and the United States were to blame for the murders of innocent Iraqi civilians. Woodward quoted President Bush: "I don't understand that the Iraqis are not appreciative of what we've done for them," namely liberating them. To which Pelley responded: "But tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis had been killed in the invasion and through the occupation. He (Bush) didn't understand why they might be a little ungrateful about what had occurred to them?" MRC... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Succumbing to increasing pressure from both within and outside the network, MSNBC over the weekend announced they were yanking the anchor team of Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as "news anchors" of their coverage of the 2008 Presidential race. Last week there were multiple protests by irate viewers, including on-air hecklers waving signs mocking MSNBC's overt bias. And at a panel discussion in Denver two weeks ago, NBC's Tom Brokaw acknowledged that Olbermann and Matthews had "gone too far" at times. Their reputations, and that of NBC News, were suffering sustained and increasing damage the longer MSNBC... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Rumors and allegations have now become headlines in the left-wing "news" media as evidenced by the continued personal smear campaign being waged against GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The left-wing media continue to attack her, attack her husband, and even her children, culling their stories from the likes of the Daily Kos and the Huffington Post. In her speech to the delegates in Minnesota, Palin directly pushed back against their elitism. The crowd roared their approval as did millions of Americans watching on TV. This is how the left-wing press responded: • "I hope my colleagues... continue reading
See Retraction Below ALEXANDRIA, VA - As conservatives all expected, the leftist media went into high gear in their low-road attacks of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin immediately following the Friday announcement by Sen. John McCain that she was his choice to be Vice President. The honeymoon didn't last the hour. Exhibiting their utter shamelessness, some in the press actually attacked Gov. Palin because her four-month old son has Down's syndrome. CNN's John Roberts dove right down to the bottom: "There's also this issue that on April 18th, she gave birth to a baby with Down's syndrome.... Children with Down's syndrome... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell today sent a letter to Newsday Publisher Tim Knight demanding an apology for the August 13 column by Jenna Kern-Rugile entitled "Does shock jock hate speech lead to violence?" in which she inexplicably and noxiously links the contemptible July 27 murders committed in the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly. Bozell also insisted that Ms. Rugile never again appear on the pages of Newsday . MRC President L. Brent Bozell: "Yesterday's Newsday column was absolutely despicable, and they should be ashamed... continue reading
Alexandria, VA- The broadcast networks buried and at times refused to report the hate-filled and anti-American sentiment of presidential candidate Barack Obama's spiritual mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. A new Media Research Center study, Editing Reverend Wright's Wrongs , details the limited (and sometimes censored) coverage Wright's comments received from February 10, 2007 to July 15, 2008. Viewers who watched ABC, NBC, and CBS saw very little of Rev. Wright's worst inflammatory remarks about America deserving 9/11 and the U.S. government inventing the AIDS virus to kill blacks. "The broadcast networks have really shown themselves to be completely useless to voters... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA , VA - As reported today by CNSNews.com , Democratic House Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) has now joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) in publicly announcing their desire to reinstate the onerous government censorship innocuously known as the Fairness Doctrine. The public desire of Pelosi and now Hoyer, the two most powerful members of the House of Representatives, for the return of the Fairness Doctrine further explains why Congressman Mike Pence's Broadcaster Freedom Act (BFA), which will kill once and for all the Fairness Doctrine, has not been allowed out of committee and on to the floor for a full... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA , VA - The Media Research Center today released a report documenting the tremendous ongoing bias of NBC, ABC and CBS in their network evening news coverage of the Presidential race. The study shows that the three networks dedicated a whopping ninety-two (92) minutes to Sen. Barack Obama's eight-day trip to the Middle East and Europe last week, while the Big Three aired only eight and one-half (8 ) minutes worth of reporting on Sen. John McCain's very similar March trip to many of the same destinations. The CBS Evening News was the most obviously tilted, with more than... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - In a letter to a constituent concerned about the return of the onerous government censorship regulation innocuously known as the Fairness Doctrine (FD), Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY), a co-sponsor of the legislation (Congressman Mike Pence's Broadcaster Freedom Act [BFA]) that will kill the FD once and for all, wrote "Please be assured I will support efforts to move the bill through Committee to the House Floor for a vote." One problem: Rep. Yarmuth has had an opportunity to do exactly that for nearly a year. All he has had to do to "support efforts to move the... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Last night in an interview with Sen. John McCain on ABC's World News , reporter David Wright said "You've been touring here in the states, had the domestic stage all to yourself. And yet, we're talking an awful lot about foreign policy. It seems like the narrative of this campaign is being driven by whatever Senator Obama does and that you're left to kind of react to that." Wrong. Sen. McCain's "had the domestic stage all to (him)self" this week because Wright's colleague Charlie Gibson, NBC's Brian Williams and CBS' Katie Couric all left the country to... continue reading