Press Releases

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Late yesterday morning, an armed LGBT activist allegedly opened fire at the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters in Washington, DC with the intent to kill FRC staffers. He was subdued by a heroic FRC security officer who was shot in the arm by the alleged gunman. The FBI has classified the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism. Neither NBC Nightly News nor CBS Evening News produced a full story on the FRC shooting, instead committing only 17 and 20 seconds respectively for anchor briefs that omitted the shooter’s motive. Only ABC World News produced a full... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - A vile new attack ad from Obama Super PAC Priorities USA that blames Mitt Romney for the death of a woman from cancer has been floating around virally for nearly a week. On Tuesday, CNN thoroughly eviscerated the ad as “not accurate” and, in Wolf Blitzer’s words, “full of falsehoods,” For two full days, ABC, CBS and NBC committed a combined ZERO seconds of coverage on their evening news broadcasts. ABC World News finally acknowledged the ad last night, but both NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News continue to ignore the story. Instead the networks have... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Through the coalition of Citizens Against Religious Bigotry (CARB), more than 20 conservative leaders have joined Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell in raising their voices in support of religious freedom and our Constitutionally protected right to free speech. The controversy over Chick-fil-A exposed the rampant anti-Christian bias and First Amendment double standard characteristic of liberal media. What began with Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy’s unremarkable comments affirming his family’s belief in the traditional definition of marriage swiftly and loudly escalated into a contrived culture war fueled by the liberal media: 1. On Wednesday, August... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. --- The Media Research Center has released a new analysis of the 21 ABC, CBS and NBC evening news stories about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's trip to London, Israel and Poland between July 25 and July 31. The report’s findings are absolutely staggering. 18 of the 21 stories emphasized Romney’s perceived gaffes. That’s 86%! Their analysis also found that: - NBC and CBS savaged Romney for an innocuous remark about London’s readiness for the Games following security issues widely reported by those same networks. The comment was so unremarkable that NBC cut it out of their original... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement regarding the official split between Microsoft and MSNBC.com: Microsoft’s ill-advised marriage of convenience to NBC News has finally landed in divorce court, and it couldn’t have happened soon enough. Like any marriage built on a lie – in this case that MSNBC would be a legitimate news organization – it was doomed to fail. The MSNBC brand is a tumor, corrupting everything it touches, and it’s good to see that Microsoft is finally cutting it off. Even though Microsoft untethered itself from MSNBC TV in 2005, MSNBC.com... continue reading
June 13, 2012 Mr. Brian L. Roberts Chairman Comcast Corporation Dear Chairman Roberts: The Star-Spangled Banner evokes feelings of pride and patriotism in most Americans. But not in Bill Press, who slurred our National Anthem as an “abomination.” The Current TV host hates the National Anthem so much that he is “embarrassed” every time he hears it. Comcast owns a ten percent stake of Current's parent company, Current Media LLC. As a major stakeholder in a company that employs Bill Press, I haven’t read or heard where you have condemned Bill Press for his hateful, offensive and unpatriotic slurring of... continue reading
June 13, 2012 The Honorable Al Gore Chairman Current Media Cc: Mr. Joel Hyatt Chief Executive Officer Current Media Dear Mr. Gore: The Star-Spangled Banner evokes feelings of pride and patriotism in most Americans. But not in Bill Press, who slurred our National Anthem as an “abomination.” The Current TV host hates the National Anthem so much that he is “embarrassed” every time he hears it. As a former Vice President and Bill Press’s current employer, I haven’t read or heard where you have condemned Bill Press for his hateful, offensive and unpatriotic slurring of The Star-Spangled Banner . As... continue reading
Alexandria, VA – The three television broadcast networks completely ignored tens of thousands of Americans who participated in more than 160 coordinated noontime rallies in support of religious freedom across the United States this past Friday, according to a new Media Research Center analysis . The networks didn’t commit a single second of coverage on either their morning or evening broadcasts to the widespread dissent against the anti-religious freedom Health and Human Services mandate. By comparison, CBS News dedicated four separate on-air segments between May 30 and June 1 to the supporters of a group of left-leaning Catholic nuns. CBS... continue reading
The broadcast networks stubbornly pushed ahead, logging another 24 hours -- now we're at four straight days -- ignoring the Catholic lawsuits against the Obama administration. And once again on Thursday night, instead of covering this historic lawsuit championing religious freedom, the CBS Evening News offered another two and a half minutes to a “massive coverup” of Catholic sex abuse in Philadelphia. That’s five minutes on Catholic abuse charges to 19 seconds on Catholic religious freedom. ABC and NBC are still silent, completely silent. Taxpayer-funded NPR, which has ignored Catholic religious freedom on its morning and evening newscasts all week,... continue reading
Alexandria, VA – Fury over the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts’ continued refusal to report the lawsuits Catholic entities have filed against the Obama administration has spread beyond the Media Research Center watchdog group and Catholic leaders to 11 additional Christian leaders equally concerned about this decision to deliberately not report national news. Below are statements released by FRC’s Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer of American Values and 9 more leaders. For the third night in a row the broadcast networks have refused to cover this correctly. This momentum is fueled by CBS Evening News’ outrageous decision not only to... continue reading