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ALEXANDRIA, VA Journalists, politicians and pundits repeatedly claim approximately 47 million Americans lack health insurance. And they are wrong each time, according to a new report from the Business & Media Institute. The entire debate about health insurance has relied on the number as proof that the U.S. health care system is failing. News stories, including those by ABCs medical expert Tim Johnson and CBS Evening News correspondent Katie Couric, have hyped the number of uninsured Americans, often claiming it has reached 43-47 million. The claim has even gone as high as nearly 50 million Americans without health insurance, according... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA This coming Saturday, July 7, NBC Universal will devote a record 75 hours of coverage to Al Gores Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis, to raise awareness about the alleged global warming crisis as defined by Gore. The coverage will air on seven NBC Universal-owned programs, and Today news anchor Ann Curry will host coverage during NBCs primetime. The 75 hours of coverage constitutes unprecedented promotion of one side of a political issue, and the largest in-kind contribution to Al Gore should he decide to run for President in 2008. Although undeclared, Gore ranks No... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Some leading national media are misreporting conservative Ann Coulters remarks about liberal Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards, including the NBC Nightly News , CNNs American Morning , The Washington Posts Reliable Source , and MSNBCs on-the-hour announcer. This is cut-and-paste reporting and it is disingenuous. In reference to this shoddy journalism, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: When I first heard the sound-bite of Ann Coulters remarks calling for the assassination of John Edwards, I was appalled. Then I read the entire quote, and was doubly appalledat the media themselves. I have never seen a... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, has called on Americans to stop conservative Ann Coulters hate words. But when that campaign hired two hateful, anti-Christian bigots as official bloggers, Mrs. Edwards did not object and the campaign decided to give them a fair shake, as John Edwards said. The bloggers resigned in February only after their bigoted writings were exposed by other bloggers and conservative talk radio, causing a huge embarrassment. ABC, CBS, and NBC interviewed Elizabeth Edwards this morning to allow her to further complain about Coulters hate words, but none mentioned the... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, arranged a call-in Tuesday to MSNBCs Hardball , hosted by Chris Matthews, and criticized conservative author Ann Coulter for peddling hatefulness and ugliness and repeatedly asked Coulter to stop the personal attacks. Today, on her husbands blog, Mrs. Edwards calls on people to help stop Coulters hate words, the words of bigotry and division, to help drum out the hate-mongers from amongst us. In response to Mrs. Edwards comments, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: Elizabeth Edwards should look close to home when it comes to... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Bill Dedman, investigative reporter for MSNBC.com, published a story today that documents, through Federal Election Commission records, the political contributions of 144 journalists from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign. The facts show: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes while only 17 journalists gave to Republicans; another 2 gave to both parties. In response to the report, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: This story re-confirms what weve been documenting for yearsthat most of Americas newsrooms are infested with liberals and that this mindset, in countless ways, spills over into the... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA How dare a successful conservative businessman actually try to buy a major newspaper? That's the attitude many journalists have taken about Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy the Wall Street Journal . The media, including the union representing many reporters and editors at the Journal , have openly opposed Murdoch, calling him a meddler and questioning his editorial integrity. The Journal 's union, IAPE Local 1096 of the Newspaper Guild Communications Workers of America, even recruited left-wing billionaires to come up with other bids for the paper. Clinton ally Ron Burkle is one of what the union calls "billionaires... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - While filling-in for Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly today, Bryant Gumbel actually boasted about once calling conservative culture-critic Robert Knight a f***ing idiot (Gumbel used the actual word) at the end of a June 29, 2000 interview on CBSs The Early Show about whether gays should work as scoutmasters in the Boy Scouts. (Mr. Knight, then with the Family Research Council, is now the director of the MRCs Culture and Media Institute.) After the first incident, the Media Research Center called on Mr. Gumbel to apologize. He remained silent. His employer, CBS, incredulously claimed... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VAThe U.S. Defense Department released photos last week of an al-Qaeda torture chamber in Iraq, which showed various torture toolsblow torches, meat cleavers, hammers, drills, metal filesdrawings of torture methods, and photos of actual victims found in another house in Karmah who had been burned, mutilated, and tortured in myriad ways. To their credit, CNN and Fox News Channel ran stories on the declassified material. Yet nine days since the material was released, neither ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times nor The Washington Post has run a story with the photos of this shocking evidence of al-Qaedas barbarism... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center, and Robert Knight, director of the MRCs Culture and Media Institute, called on Time-Warners management today to take responsibility for talk-show host Bill Maher of HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher over Mahers on-air explicit sexual mockery of Scripture and Catholic theology. Mahers comments, first detailed on Newsbusters.org, started with a verbal assault on Jerry Falwell three days after Mr. Falwells death, and then escalated into a vicious attack on Christianity in general and Roman Catholicism in particular. Maher: We werent having sex, officer, I was performing... continue reading