Press Releases

RESTON, VA – To date, NBC/Comcast has made absolutely no apology to its viewers or to Gov. Sarah Palin for Martin Bashir’s vile screed on November 15 suggesting that she should be forced to consume excrement. Even following Bashir’s own apology and subsequent resignation, NBC/Comcast’s top executives have remained completely silent. MSNBC President Phil Griffin offered only public support for Bashir, releasing a statement yesterday that said in part, “I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with MSNBC. Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best.” Media Research... continue reading
RESTON, VA – On November 15, NewsBusters posted a video of MSNBC host Martin Bashir’s disgusting remarks that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin should be the victim of a particularly vile slave-era punishment – specifically that she should be forced to consume excrement. The video went viral, and today a disgraced Bashir announced his resignation from the Comcast-owned cable “news” network. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts: “The question here isn’t whether or not MSNBC will dispense with the hateful rhetoric it shamelessly peddles as ‘news’. " “The question is: Which vile character assassin will NBC/Comcast recruit to replace... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Today the Media Research Center released a new analysis demonstrating that Utah’s local media leveled a deliberate, lopsided, and relentlessly hostile attack on Sen. Mike Lee for his anti-ObamaCare stance before, during, and after the government shutdown that began in October. By a staggering margin of 33-to-1, editorial opinion at Utah’s two largest newspapers – the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News – was harshly against the strategy of linking ObamaCare’s fate to government funding. Coverage in the news pages was scarcely more balanced, with 32 news stories tilting against the conservatives’ strategy, vs. just three... continue reading
RESTON, VA – In a bombshell report for NBC News.com, NBC News senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers found buried in the 2010 Obamacare regulations language predicting, “A reasonable range for the percentage of individual policies that would terminate is forty percent to sixty-seven percent.” Myers’ reporting shows that Barack Obama knowingly lied to the American people for more than three years when he regularly insisted that those who like their current health insurance would be able to keep it under Obamacare. Yet, according to an analysis from the Media Research Center , this massive, deliberate breach of trust was worthy... continue reading
RESTON, VA – According to an analysis from the Media Research Center, Lois Lerner – the disgraced official at the center of the IRS’s devastating Tea Party targeting scandal – retired yesterday without a whimper from ABC, CBS, or NBC on either their morning or evening news programs. Neither her announcement, nor her reported $50,000+ taxpayer-funded pension, received one single second of coverage. Lerner had been on paid leave since May. Instead: CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley highlighted the popularity of the new iPhone. NBC News with Brian Williams hyped the big winners on Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. ABC’s... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Today, 186 leaders of the Conservative Movement and the Tea Party – including congressmen, national conservative leaders, and Tea Party leaders from coast-to-coast – joined Media Research Center President Brent Bozell ’s call to action. Last Thursday, Bozell, nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh , Citizens United President David Bossie , Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin , and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released a joint statement demanding that the liberal broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, and NBC – stop censoring coverage of the ongoing IRS targeting scandal. That statement read, in part: “The... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Today, nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh , Citizens United President David Bossie , Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin , and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins joined Media Research Center (MRC) President and Founder Brent Bozell to demand that the liberal broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, and NBC – stop censoring coverage of the ongoing IRS targeting scandal. According to the MRC, when news first broke that the IRS was targeting conservative groups – particularly the Tea Party – the Big Three news networks jumped to cover the story, filling their evening and morning... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – According to the Media Research Center, the liberal media conducted a vicious, months-long campaign of divisive race–baiting that smeared George Zimmerman as a racist and is fueling the racial turmoil in the wake of his acquittal. Here are just a few examples of race baiting in the months prior to the trial: For a full week in March 2012, NBC News ran audio tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call before the shooting – that tape is now the subject of a defamation lawsuit against NBC for its allegedly deceptive editing to make Zimmerman sound racist. ”The AP,... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – At least five major bombshell revelations emerged yesterday during the House Oversight Committee’s hearing on the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya: 1. According to the deputy chief of mission in Libya, a four-man commando team in Tripoli was denied permission to go to Benghazi and help those under siege. The administration’s response that there wasn’t enough time is ludicrous given no one knew how long the attacks would last. 2. Mark Thompson testified that the FEST anti-terrorist team wasn’t sent in because conditions on the ground were too dangerous. Yet this is exactly what... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Last night, NBC Nightly News finally broke the broadcast networks’ six-week evening news blackout of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, even as ABC’s and CBS’s evening newscasts continued their silence. Instead of reporting the whole story, however, NBC heavily censored their description of Gosnell’s alleged crimes to hide the horrors of abortion. According to the Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute, NBC reporter Stephanie Gosk claimed that Gosnell’s alleged crimes are “too gruesome” to be discussed on-air, but that hasn’t stopped NBC News from explicitly describing other murders in gory detail: ■ On the June 25,... continue reading