Press Releases

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has produced an ad in which the skin of her opponent, African-American Senator Barack Obama, is alleged to have been digitally darkened. Last night, none of the broadcast or cable news networks found it newsworthy. None of them investigated the charge or reported on the ad. Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell: "Where is the outrage from the establishment media? If John McCain had been accused of this, it would not only end his presidential campaign, it would end his career. If any Republican had been accused of this, it... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA . -- New York Times' executive editor Bill Keller continues to defend the paper's unsubstantiated gossip alleging an improper sexual relationship between Senator John McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman - even claiming that "no one has challenged what we actually reported," despite clear denials from McCain, Iseman and three top campaign advisors. Keller repeatedly admitted in a National Public Radio interview that he and the Times had no facts and no story. As for the alleged affair, "If, hypothetically, we had established that he had a romantic relationship with a lobbyist - and had done favors for that... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA . -- With nothing more than nine-year-old gossip from shadowy, unnamed sources, the New York Times last night journalistically assaulted Senator John McCain, whom they endorsed for President, with a 3,000 word attempt to create out of whole cloth an improper sexual relationship between McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman. Full of innuendo and devoid of facts, this nearly decade-old "news" story contains nothing new and nothing newsworthy. It serves only as the lowest form of smarmy political attack. Brent Bozell issued the following statement: It is beyond appalling that the New York Times continues its steady slide into... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Sacred Heart University's year-long 2007 study of the American people's views on the establishment media reads as a prolonged indictment of nearly all the major institutions of American journalism. The numbers are even more horrific than those found in their 2003 survey. Just 19.6% of those asked could say they believe all or most news media reporting, down from 27.4% in 2003. 23.9% said they believe little or none of it. By a three-to-one margin Americans see news media journalists and broadcasters as mostly or somewhat liberal over mostly or somewhat conservative. For National Public Radio and... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Knuckling under to the complaint of a single unidentified person, leading radio industry magazine Radio & Records has withdrawn its lifetime achievement award from conservative talk radio legend Bob Grant. The award was to be presented at their convention in Washington, D.C. this March. Heading up a panel of talk show hosts at the conference, and the host of his own syndicated radio talk show Keepin' It Real, is Reverend Al Sharpton, who has made racist remarks the veritable hallmark of his career. Sharpton has never been called to account for or faced any negative repercussions as... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA . -- The Media Research Center today awarded McClatchy News Service the dis-honor of the worst Notable Quotable of 2007, for a headline trying its best to contort good Iraq news into bad: "As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch" (October 16, 2007). First Runner-Up goes to MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann in October's Playboy magazine: "Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda - worse for our society. It's as dangerous as the Ku... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - A new Media Research Center study documents that as conditions in Iraq improved over the course of the last three months, ABC, CBS and NBCs reporting on it decreased. After over three years of the three major networks offering extensive coverage of the failings in Iraq, and their placing a skeptical spin on General Patraeuss September 10th surge progress report, their zeal for reporting on Iraq declined as the violence and casualties did. Each month, stories from and about Iraq have been less frequent: 178 in September, 108 in October and only 68 in November. It was... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Wednesday's CNN Republican Presidential debate was the network's second primary forum in two weeks to feature softball questions for or supporters of Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton. Wednesday's YouTube debate consisted of video questions selected by CNN from submissions from throughout the nation. Only two of the questioners were present to be allowed a follow-up, and one of them was retired General Keith Kerr, a known gay activist who is also on the Clinton campaign's LGBT Americans for Clinton Steering Committee. The November 15th Democratic debate at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas was billed by CNN as a... continue reading
Alexandria, VA- Media Research Center (MRC) President L. Brent Bozell could not help but laugh at today's revelation that the Hillary Clinton campaign has issued a preemptive threat to Thursday night's Democratic debate moderator Wolf Blitzer. "This is not in the least bit surprising," said Bozell. "Any deviation into actual journalism by any member of the normally accommodating media is grounds for war for team Clinton. This warning to Blitzer is her campaign's equivalent of saber-rattling, with the intent of beating a potential enemy into submission." This occurs on the heels of NBC moderator Tim Russert having the audacity to... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - The Media Research Center (MRC) has just released No Fairness Doctrine for PBS, an in-depth report documenting and detailing how the taxpayer-funded network has become even more blatantly and boldly liberal since the Democrats won control of Congress in November of 2006. "Since the Democrats assumed control of Congress, we've seen PBS add an extra jolt of electricity to their usual bashing of conservatives and Republicans," said Tim Graham, author of the report and MRC's Director of Media Analysis. "Liberals complain about fairness in talk radio, and seek to revive and reinstate a 1940s relic in the... continue reading