Press Releases

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
ALEXANDRIA, VA - A Rasmussen poll released yesterday states 49% of respondents think the media will slant their coverage in an explicit attempt to assist Senator Barack Obama in November's Presidential election. This is up 5% from just one month ago. Only 14% think they will do the same for Senator John McCain. This poll was released in the midst of an unprecedented week long excursion for the three network evening news anchors. CBS' Katie Couric, ABC's Charlie Gibson and NBC's Brian Williams are following in the wake of Sen. Obama's tour of the Middle East and Europe, broadcasting live... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA , VA - The Media Research Center released today a report documenting the dramatic decrease in Iraq coverage by the NBC, ABC and CBS evening news programs this year contrasted with 2007. The report additionally details the continued effort by the Big Three to put the war in Iraq in the most negative light possible. Violence in Iraq has fallen dramatically. From January 1 to July 15 2007, there were 597 U.S. deaths there; in that same period in 2008 there were but 214, a 64% decrease. Over the same periods, coverage of Iraq by the networks on the... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA , VA - In yet another example of slavish adoration, all three network evening news anchors, Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric, will accompany Illinois Senator Barack Obama on his trip to Europe and the Middle East in August, and deliver their daily broadcasts live from each of the locales along the way. How outrageous is this? Arizona Senator John McCain has made three trips overseas since March. No anchor has travelled with him on any of them and they provided little if any coverage of any of them. Sen. McCain went to Europe and the Middle East... continue reading