Press Releases

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell joined with House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), Congressmen Mike Pence (R-IN), Greg Walden (R-OR) and Trent Franks (R-AZ), syndicated radio talk show host Laura Ingraham and President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist in declaring this July 4 th to be Radio Independence Day, and called for Congress to allow a full up or down vote on the Broadcaster Freedom Act (BFA). The BFA will kill once and for all the Fairness Doctrine, the onerous governmental policy that served to stifle free speech on the radio airwaves for... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Today the Media Research Center's Culture and Media Institute (CMI) released a position paper that argues powerfully why the United States should not bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a federal regulation that the government has used in the past to attack the free speech of radio broadcasters. "Unmasking the Myths Behind the Fairness Doctrine," by CMI Senior Editor Brian Fitzpatrick, explains why America should not empower government regulators to force radio stations to air opinions with which they disagree in an unnecessary quest for "balance." Among the main findings: The Internet has exponentially increased the number... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Rasmussen Reports has released new polling numbers that bolster what the Media Research Center (MRC) has been documenting, exposing and neutralizing for twenty-one years: that the media are overwhelmingly liberal, and distort rather than report the news. And that this bias has been readily apparent in this year's Presidential campaign. Yesterday, Rasmussen Reports revealed that "j ust 17% of voters nationwide believe that most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage of election campaigns" and that "four times as many-68%-believe most reporters try to help the candidate that they want to win." And it is clear which candidate... continue reading
Listen to MP3 Audio Clip Alexandria, VA - Last Thursday, a collection of reporters and members of the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle sat down for a nearly 80-minute interview with Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California. At the 62-minute mark, Pelosi slandered and demeaned the hard-won successes of our armed forces in Iraq, saying "Whatever the military success and progress that may have been made, the surge didn't accomplish its goal. And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians - they decided in Basra when... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Veteran journalist Linda Douglass, who has worked as a reporter for ABC, CBS and of late the National Journal , yesterday announced she was leaving the news media to join Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign as a senior strategist and as a senior campaign spokesperson. Douglass becomes the second former ABC News correspondent to join a Democratic presidential campaign this year. She follows ex-anchor Carole Simpson, who endorsed Hillary Clinton and makes public appearances for Clinton: hosting an infomercial for her and appearing on CNN on her behalf. Said Douglass of the move, "I see this... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - According to the U.S. State Department, "dozens of Americans" were murdered or kidnapped in Tijuana, Mexico last year, and that "in numerous towns and cities in northern Mexico" the "equivalent to military small-unit combat" continues to routinely occur, which led the State Department on April 14 to issue a Travel Alert for the border nation. More than a month later, the Big Three Networks have yet to report on the State Department's official warning. The Alert states that "foreign visitors and residents, including Americans, have been among the victims of homicides and kidnappings in the border region",... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Media Research Center today sent a letter demanding an apology from Time magazine and its managing editor Richard Stengel for its April 28th cover art defiling the Iwo Jima Memorial. Signatories include individuals and organizations representing over 1,000 Iwo Jima veterans, as well as veterans of every foreign war fought in the last half century and many other members, retired and serving, of all branches of the armed forces. Time debased the Memorial's iconic image, depicting the Marines atop Mount Suribachi planting a tree instead of the American flag. When pressed about the offensive cover last... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA , VA - The Media Research Center today announces the worst liberal reporting awards from its 2008 Dis Honors Awards Gala held last night at the Grand Hyatt Washington. MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann, the McClatchy News Service and HBO's Bill Maher "won" in their respective categories for their superlative bias. The competition was fierce, but a panel of distinguished judges - including Bob Novak, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tony Blankley, Larry Kudlow and MRC's own President Brent Bozell - weeded through hundreds of bad journalists and thousands of lowlights to select the honorees. "Quote of... continue reading