Press Releases

Alexandria, VA Air America, the liberal alternative to conservative talk radio, was launched in March 2004 with much fanfare. On Friday, the Associated Press reported that the fledgling network would file for bankruptcy, an inglorious end long-predicted by Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell. In light of Air Americas pending bankruptcy filing, Mr. Brent Bozell issued the following statement: Air Americas bankruptcy of cash flow began long ago with its bankruptcy of liberal ideas. It took less than three years to prove what conservatives have long predicted: The American people wont buy their propaganda and have rejected the network... continue reading
Alexandria, VA The network news media are aggressively promoting the Mark Foley scandal to keep the issue alive as the November elections approach. ABC reporter Jake Tapper says, This is the scandal that will not go away. The issue will not go away because, as a new Media Research Center report documents, the morning and evening news shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC have, over the last 12 days, aired more than 150 stories on Foley. Yet when Democratic Rep. Mel Reynolds had sexual relations with a 16-year-old campaign worker, conspired to have sex with the workers 15-year-old friend, solicited... continue reading
Alexandria, VA In the fallout of the scandal involving Rep. Mark Foley, who has appropriately resigned from his congressional seat, there have been calls for the immediate resignation of House Speaker Dennis Hastert a demand that the top media have constantly repeated. In response to the media-fueled calls for Speaker Hastert to step down, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: We do not have all the facts. The Foley scandal broke five days ago, although newspapers and other media apparently knew about the scandal for at least a year and did not report it until now... continue reading
Alexandria, VA Pope Benedict XVI apologized after a quote from a speech he gave last week offended many Muslims. But that did not quell violent Muslim demonstrations and public calls to kill the Pope. Some of the top media, in turn, have indirectly blamed the Pope for the violence and urged him to do more to heal the pain he has supposedly caused, as the New York Times has editorialized. In reaction to the top medias jaundiced coverage of this issue, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement: The liberal media have bowed to radical Islam. Their double standard... continue reading
Alexandria, VA Air America, the liberal alternative to conservative talk radio, was launched in March 2004 with much fanfare. This week, it was reported that the fledgling network would file for bankruptcy, an inglorious end long-predicted by Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell. In reaction to the news of Air Americas pending bankruptcy filing, Mr. Brent Bozell issued the following statement: Air Americas bankruptcy of cash flow began long ago with its bankruptcy of liberal ideas. It took less than three years to prove what conservatives have long predicted: The American people wont buy their propaganda and have rejected... continue reading
Alexandria, VA The Media Research Center today released a study documenting how ABC, CBS, and NBC have presumed the worst about government anti-terror efforts since Sept.11, 2001 and allowed leftist politics to skew their coverage of NSA surveillance, the Patriot Act, and Guantanamo inmates. The coverage overall makes government anti-terror tactics look as frightening as terrorism itself. MRC analysts examined all 496 evening news stories on ABC, CBS and NBC about these three major elements of the post-9/11 war on terrorism from September 11, 2001 through August 31, 2006 for the Special Report, The Media vs. The War on Terror... continue reading
Alexandria, VA The Media Research Center today released a new report documenting the lengthy record of liberal bias that Katie Couric brings to CBS as she prepares to replace the disgraced Dan Rather as permanent anchor of the CBS Evening News next week. The MRCs 21-page Special Report, Meet the Real Katie Couric , demonstrates how Couric pushed a liberal political agenda during her 15 years as co-host of NBCs Today . Ridding itself of Dan Rather, CBS had the perfect opportunity to regain the credibility and ratings it lost by his soapbox reporting, said MRC President L. Brent Bozell... continue reading
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