Press Releases

ALEXANDRIA, VA In advance of Earth Day on April 22, a new study released today by the Media Research Center proves that the morning news shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC are giving overwhelmingly one-sided coverage to the global warming issue with numerous reports that largely mimic the talking points of former Vice President Al Gore and climate disaster alarmists. The networks have also completely ignored the regulatory costs, estimated up to $400 billion a year, to reduce greenhouse gases that allegedly cause global warming. ABCs Good Morning America , CBSs The Early Show , and NBCs Today ran 115... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center will honor Rush Limbaugh at the 20th Anniversary Gala by presenting him with the First Annual William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence at the Grand Hyatt Washington on March 29, 2007. The inscription of the award will read: *** The Media Research Centers William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence Awarded March 29, 2007 * Washington, D.C. RUSH LIMBAUGH In honor of his outstanding leadership in the conservative movement, defending and advancing conservative principles through the media *** We are honored to present this award to a pioneer... continue reading
Alexandria, VA The top liberal media are extensively reporting on the Bush Administrations replacement of eight federal attorneys in 2006, calling it a political scandal and relaying demands by Democrats for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. But this same liberal media treated the firing of 93 U.S. prosecutors by President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno in 1993 as largely routine, and did not fuel demands for Renos resignation. This blatant double standard in coverage further confirms the fact that the top media in America are liberally biased and committed to promoting liberal Democrats and denigrating conservative... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA Health care has taken center stage in the 2008 elections. But the media have already set the scene portraying pharmaceutical companies as villains, when they bother to mention them at all. The networks attack the industry about drug costs, but give little credit for breakthroughs and miracle drugs. This fits the network pattern of mistreating any successful business, said L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center, the parent of the Business & Media Institute (BMI) which authored the report. The coverage is so one-sided, its shameless, said Dan Gainor, BMI director. BMIs new in-depth study,... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA On March 29, conservative heavyweights will join Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center to roast the most liberally biased reporting of 2006 at the MRCs 20th Anniversary Gala in Washington D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Sean Hannity, Amb. John Bolton, Joe Scarborough, Cal Thomas, Mary Matalin, Michael Steele, Ann Coulter, Pat Sajak, Neal Boortz and Osama Bin Laden are among those presenting and accepting the DisHonors awards, and will be joined by more than 1,000 guests at this black-tie dinner modeling the Academy Awards, complete with comedic presentations, mock acceptance speeches and photo opportunities. WHO: -... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA Scientific and religions experts have thoroughly debunked James Camerons documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus which purports to unveil evidence of Jesus Christs burial in a Jerusalem family crypt along with his father Joseph, mother Mary, wife Mary Magdalene and a son named Judah. In light of this, the Media Research Center calls out the Discovery Channel: If the Discovery Channel fails to cancel this slanderous documentary, it will have to explain why it is intentionally misleading the public, said L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center, referring to Sundays upcoming airing of The Tomb... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA This weekend, the Academy may well award Al Gore an Oscar for his much hyped film An Inconvenient Truth at the 2007 Academy Awards. But according to the MRCs Business & Media Institute, the media have already proclaimed him a global warming saint by broadcasting his left-wing propaganda as fact and disregarding scientific evidence that runs contrary to global warming hysteria. The liberal elites in Hollywood have honored Gore with an Academy nomination, rewarding one of their own for peddling propaganda, stated L. Brent Bozell, President of the Media Research Center. Whether or not Gore wins Sunday, the... continue reading
Alexandria, VA NBC News announced today that MSNBCs Keith Olbermann will contribute occasional essays, i.e., commentary, to NBCs Nightly News with Brian Williams . In response to NBCs announcement, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: NBC just lurched further left politically with its choice of Keith Olbermann, a known liberal hero, to provide occasional commentary on the Nightly News . Commentary, even liberal commentary, by itself is perfectly acceptable, but the problem is that Keith Olbermann is a dishonest commentator. Look at his record, which has been well-documented here at the Media Research Center. Mr. Olbermann... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - In a Jan. 3 online article, ABC News detailed a report by the left-wing Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) charging that ExxonMobil has funded groups who cast doubts and deceive the public on the scientific consensus regarding global warming. Later in the article, ABC, relying on the report, names the Media Research Center and other organizations as part of Exxons effort to obscure the scientific evidence on global warming. In response to the Union of Concerned Scientists baseless attack and ABCs weak reporting, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: I challenge the Union of Concerned... continue reading
Alexandria, VA -- It is now known, as the Associated Press reported Wednesday, that former Clinton National Security Adviser Samuel Sandy Berger did not just steal classified documents about terrorist threats to the U.S. prior to his testimony before the 9/11 commission. He also hid those documents under a construction trailer, retrieved them later, cut several of them into small pieces and put them in the trash. Yet the Thursday evening news shows at ABC, NBC, and CBS did not even mention these new revelations, and instead focused on topics such as the weather in Denver, the recovery of a... continue reading