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Alexandria, VA A new Media Research Center study released today shows that for this past springs extensive coverage of illegal immigration, the broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC largely portrayed illegals and their lobbyists as heroic and deserving of support while proponents of secure borders were portrayed as harsh and hard line. This spin defies polls showing upwards of 90 percent of Americans view illegal immigration as a serious problem. This blatant disconnect between the views of the American people and the elite media, as well as the administration, on the issue of illegal immigration is startling and fully detailed... continue reading
Alexandria, VA After insulting his employers and others at the NFL Network through another program, HBOs Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, former NBC reporter Bryant Gumbel may now be fired, according to the Aug. 22 Washington Post . Outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue noted that things Gumbel said about Gene Upshaw and the [NFL] owners are about as uninformed as anything Ive read or heard in a long, long time and quite inexcusable because they are subjects about which you can and should be better informed. Concerning this, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said: Bryant Gumbel has a long... continue reading
Alexandria, VA Air America , the liberal alternative to conservative talk radio, is moving from WLIB (1190AM) in New York to the even smaller and weaker station WWRL (1600AM), making it harder for the low-ratings program to be heard. Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center, issued the following statement about Air America s imminent collapse: Air America s failure is further proof that liberalism does not sell in the marketplace, Bozell said. Failure in New York City the epicenter of intellectual liberalism means, to paraphrase Frank Sinatra, if you cant make it there you cant make... continue reading
Alexandria, VA Upon previewing the upcoming Paramount Pictures film, World Trade Center, Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center issued the following statement: World Trade Center is a masterpiece and must be seen by as many people as possible. Oliver Stone has created something spectacular and it deserves our nations gratitude. Conservatives and liberals will praise this movie. For just a few hours following the attacks of September 11th, political ideologies fell by the wayside, Bozell continued. Americans came together for a rare moment to recognize the significance and fragility of life and liberty. This film captures that moment in... continue reading
Alexandria, VA Yesterday, the New York Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court issued rulings striking down gay marriage, making it an issue that state legislatures and the American people must decide. In response, the liberal media are spinning their coverage to present a distorted and pro-gay analysis of the issue, much in contrast to the overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose gay marriage. Top media such as the New York Times , USA Today , and the Washington Post , among others, have relied heavily on pro-gay sources and pro-gay reactions to continue distorting the reality of the... continue reading
Alexandria, VA Since publishing a highly controversial story about a secret U.S. program that monitors financial transactions as a tool to fight terrorism, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller has defended the newspapers actions, claiming that one mans breach of security is another mans public relations. Mr. Keller has also now admitted that the liberal press is not neutral in this war on terror. Indeed, the track record proves that the New York Times and Bill Keller are not neutral but grossly biased against the U.S.-led war against terrorism. And now, thanks to their liberal biases, the NYT s... continue reading
Alexandria, VA In his Worst Person in the World! segments on MSNBCs Countdown , host Keith Olbermann targets conservatives nearly 9 times more often than he targets liberals, a new study by the Media Research Center confirms. This reveals Mr. Olbermanns liberal bias despite his claims that his journalism has nothing to do with a political point of view. Since June 30, 2005, Olbermann has announced his daily picks for Worse, Worser, and Worst Person in the World! The numbers show that Olbermann targeted conservatives 174 times in the past 12 months, compared to just 23 instances when he complained... continue reading
Alexandria, VA Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell, comments on the New York Times s careless decision to report on a secret financial monitoring program used to trace terrorists: "The New York Times will stop at nothing to propel its liberal agenda, not even jeopardizing our national security. Bozell continued, "This most recent story should serve as a warning to Americans that the New York Times just doesnt give a damn about American national security. The Times can no longer hide behind the facade of fair and objective journalistic standards. The Times is deliberately pushing a... continue reading
Alexandria, VA Since the fall of Baghdad in April 2003 there have been thousands of news stories declaring as fact that there were no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq. A typical media example comes from CBSs Ed Bradley, who said on 60 Minutes April 26, no weapons of mass destruction surfaced in Iraq. However, a partially declassified Army National Ground Intelligence Center report confirms that since 2003 U.S. forces have discovered more than 500 shells of ordinance containing sarin or mustard gas, i.e., WMD. It is now a definitive fact that there were WMDs in Iraq, and that... continue reading