Alexandria, VAFor the last year, the
liberal networks have given non-stop laudatory coverage to
Congressman John Murtha because of his outspoken opposition to the
Iraq war, as a Media Reality Check, released today by the
Media Research Center, documents. Now, as Murtha challenges
Congressman Steny Hoyer for the House Majority seat, it is clear he
is using the media-backing of the past year and current fawning
coverage to help him win the powerful House position.
In reaction to the liberal medias bias that tips in favor to Congressman John Murtha, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
The liberal media have been pushing a defeatist agenda in the Iraq war since almost the beginning and Congressman John Murtha is their poster boy for retreat, withdrawal, surrender, as our new report documents. Since Murtha called for withdrawal in November 2005, the networks have given him countless opportunities to spread his views witness Mondays fawning interview of Murtha by CBSs Katie Couric.
The networks favor Murtha and have given him extensive, drooling coverage because his cut-and-run prescription for Iraq is what they favor. If Murtha wins the House Majority Leader job on Thursday, he should thank the liberal media for their ever-ardent support.
To read the Media Reality Check, The Making of the Majority Leader , 2006? and for more information on liberal media bias, visit www.MRC.org  .
To schedule an interview with MRC President Bozell or an MRC spokesperson, please contact Tim Scheiderer (x. 126) or Colleen OBoyle (x. 122) at 703.683.5004.