Press Releases http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2502/all en CNN Anchor Carol Costello's Celebration of Violence Against Palin's Family Wins Quote of the Year http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/cnn-anchor-carol-costellos-celebration-violence-against-palins-family-wins-quote-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bozell: &quot;For the liberal media, 2014 was a banner year…of failure&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p><b><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/BestofNQ2014MainImage.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" height="180" width="300" />RESTON, VA </b>– The Media Research Center (MRC) is proud to announce the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/year-end-awards-best-notable-quotables-2014"><strong><i>Worst of the Worst of 2014: The 27th Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting</i></strong></a>, with CNN anchor Carol Costello taking home the “Quote of the Year” honor for telling her viewers to enjoy listening to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s da</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/cnn-anchor-carol-costellos-celebration-violence-against-palins-family-wins-quote-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division Notable Quotables Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:07:08 +0000 kyle.drennen 47887 at http://www.mrc.org Bozell Slams Networks for Covering Lauten Twice as Much as Gruber http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-slams-networks-covering-lauten-twice-much-gruber <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Capitol Hill Staffer’s Comments Were Covered Day After They Occurred, While Networks Waited As Much As 9 Days To Cover Gruber </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/LautenGruber.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" height="180" width="300" />RESTON, VA – <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-spend-more-time-gop-staffer-comments-gruber-scandal">A study just released</a> by the Media Research Center reveals the big three networks have covered unknown Capitol Hill staffer Elizabeth Lauten’s Facebook post – about how President Obama’s daughters looked and acted at an official event – <i>almost twice as much</i> as ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber’s “stupid voters” commen</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-slams-networks-covering-lauten-twice-much-gruber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division abc cbs Elizabeth Lauten Jonathan Gruber NBC Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:15:02 +0000 kyle.drennen 47763 at http://www.mrc.org Bozell: Network Censorship of Houston Mayor’s Subpoenas Part of Left’s ‘Relentless Assault on Free Speech’ http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-network-censorship-houston-mayors-subpoenas-part-lefts-relentless-assault-free <p style="text-align: left;">RESTON, VA – According to a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/houston-attacks-religious-freedom-pastors-networks-unconcerned">new analysis</a> by MRC Culture, over the past two days the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have completely censored liberal Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s attempt to subpoena sermons of five pastors critical of the mayor, homosexuality, gender identity, or the city’s new “equal rights” ordinance.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-network-censorship-houston-mayors-subpoenas-part-lefts-relentless-assault-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases MRC Culture Censorship Free Speech gay Houston lesbian religous freedom Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:08:13 +0000 rich.noyes 47401 at http://www.mrc.org MRC Exempt From ObamaCare Mandate http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-exempt-obamacare-mandate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bozell: ‘Victory for Freedom of Religion and Conscience Rights’ </div> </div> </div> <p>RESTON, VA – Today, the Media Research Center (MRC) announced that it entered into an Agreed Order of Dismissal with the government ending its lawsuit to block enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, which forces people of faith to subsidize health insurance plans that include abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-exempt-obamacare-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division brent bozell Lawsuit Media Research Center obamacare religious freedom Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:20:02 +0000 kyle.drennen 47316 at http://www.mrc.org Bozell: ‘Stop Rush’ Campaign a Fraud, Attack on Freedom of Speech http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-stop-rush-campaign-fraud-attack-freedom-speech <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/Limbaugh-red.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" width="267" />RESTON, VA – Today, <a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/09/24/rush-limbaugh-show-launches-attack-fake-grassroots-stop-rush-campaign"><strong>MRC's NewsBusters blog reported</strong></a> that The Rush Limbaugh Show is hitting back hard against the “Stop Rush” campaign, a phony grassroots movement designed to target, harass, and intimidate advertisers.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-stop-rush-campaign-fraud-attack-freedom-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division brent bozell frauds phony campaigns Rush Limbaugh Twitter the Left Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:10:13 +0000 rich.noyes 47222 at http://www.mrc.org MRC to Hold Exclusive Facebook Q&A with Country Music Legend http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-hold-exclusive-facebook-qa-country-music-legend <p>Reston, VA-- The Media Research Center will be holding an exclusive&nbsp;Facebook Q&amp;A&nbsp;with country music icon and conservative patriot, Charlie Daniels on&nbsp;<b>Wednesday, August 6th 12:00 pm ET</b>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="http://www.facebook.com/newsbusters">Facebook.com/newsbusters</a></strong></span>.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br />MRC is encouraging all country music fans and political junkies to take advantage of this rare opportunity to ask Charlie about anything they want—nothing is off limits. &nbsp; &nbsp;<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-hold-exclusive-facebook-qa-country-music-legend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases brent bozell Charlie Daniels facebook Media Research Center Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:44:52 +0000 scooter.schaefer 46850 at http://www.mrc.org MRC's Brent Bozell Reacts to Hobby Lobby Decision http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrcs-brent-bozell-reacts-hobby-lobby-decision <p>On Monday afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby case:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrcs-brent-bozell-reacts-hobby-lobby-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases brent bozell Hobby Lobby Media Research Center religious freedom Supreme Court Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:21:03 +0000 rich.noyes 46592 at http://www.mrc.org Another IRS Bombshell Lands Unreported http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/another-irs-bombshell-lands-unreported <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BOZELL DEMANDS: ‘WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR ABC, CBS, AND NBC TO COVER THE IRS TARGETING SCANDAL, WHICH IS BIGGER THAN WATERGATE?’ </div> </div> </div> <p>RESTON, VA – Yesterday, Judicial Watch released a new batch of IRS documents that showed “extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative leaning organizations.” According to an analysis from the Media Research Center, ABC, CBS, and NBC responded with exactly ZERO seconds of network news coverage. The released documents also revealed the IRS’s handling of the Tea Party applications was directed out of the agency’s DC headquarters, contrary to initial claims that blamed low-level officials in Cincinnati.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/another-irs-bombshell-lands-unreported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases bozell Thu, 15 May 2014 18:37:10 +0000 scooter.schaefer 46266 at http://www.mrc.org MRC Files Unique Challenge to ObamaCare Mandate http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-files-unique-challenge-obamacare-mandate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pursues Exemption as a &quot;Self-Certified&quot; Religious Organization </div> </div> </div> <p>RESTON, VA – Today the Media Research Center (MRC) announced that it has filed a motion in US District Court for a preliminary injunction seeking to block enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, which forces people of faith to subsidize health insurance plans that include abortion inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. A hearing has been set for June 6. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-files-unique-challenge-obamacare-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases abortifacients Abortion brent bozell contraception HHS Mandate obamacare religious freedom sterilization Wed, 14 May 2014 16:10:05 +0000 rich.noyes 46248 at http://www.mrc.org MRC Launches 'MRC Latino' First Spanish-Language Conservative Media Watchdog http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-launches-mrc-latino-first-spanish-language-conservative-media-watchdog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inaugural analysis of Telemundo, Univision finds clear liberal slant </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/april/Unveil.JPG" style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" width="240" />WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Media Research Center launched MRC Latino at a symposium co-sponsored by the American Principles Project’s Latino Partnership at the Newseum in Washington, DC.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-launches-mrc-latino-first-spanish-language-conservative-media-watchdog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases bozell mrc latino Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:24:57 +0000 scooter.schaefer 45903 at http://www.mrc.org Bozell Blasts CPAC Over Invitation to American Atheists http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-blasts-cpac-over-invitation-american-atheists <p>Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Tuesday:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-blasts-cpac-over-invitation-american-atheists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases atheists brent bozell CPAC Religion Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:30:30 +0000 rich.noyes 45623 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Host Martin Bashir's Career-Wrecking Rant Wins Quote of the Year http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/msnbc-host-martin-bashirs-career-wrecking-rant-wins-quote-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bozell: “Good riddance to another nasty little cog in the liberal media hate machine” </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) is proud to announce the Best Notable Quotables of 2013: The 26th Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting, with former MSNBC host Martin Bashir taking home the “Quote of the Year” honor for a disgusting, misogynist rant aimed at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/msnbc-host-martin-bashirs-career-wrecking-rant-wins-quote-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases brent bozell Media Research Center Notable Quotables obama Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:58:15 +0000 scooter.schaefer 45159 at http://www.mrc.org BOZELL TO NBC/COMCAST: REFUSAL TO APOLOGIZE FOR BASHIR PROVES YOU SHARE HIS VIEWS ON CONSERVATIVE WOMEN http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-nbccomcast-refusal-apologize-bashir-proves-you-share-his-views-conservative-wo <p><br id="docs-internal-guid-6be847ee-c4b8-2e37-48f3-4ca2b5b50445" /><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">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.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-nbccomcast-refusal-apologize-bashir-proves-you-share-his-views-conservative-wo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases bashir bozell Comcast MSNBC Palin Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:47:17 +0000 scooter.schaefer 45094 at http://www.mrc.org Bozell to NBC/Comcast: Which Vile Character Assassin Will MSNBC Hire to Replace Bashir? http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-nbccomcast-which-vile-character-assassin-will-msnbc-hire-replace-bashir <p><span>RESTON, VA – On November 15, NewsBusters posted a video of MSNBC host Martin Bashir’s&nbsp;</span><span>disgusting remarks that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin should be the victim of a particularly&nbsp;</span><span>vile slave-era punishment – specifically that she should be forced to consume excrement. The video&nbsp;</span><span>went viral, and today a disgraced Bashir announced his resignation from the Comcast-owned cable&nbsp;</span><span>“news” network.</span><br /><br /><span>Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts:</span><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-nbccomcast-which-vile-character-assassin-will-msnbc-hire-replace-bashir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases bashir bozell MRC Palin Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:35:20 +0000 scooter.schaefer 45080 at http://www.mrc.org Bozell: Utah Media Present Lopsided Coverage of Lee's Shutdown Strategy http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-utah-media-present-lopsided-coverage-lees-shutdown-strategy <p>RESTON, VA – Today the Media Research Center <a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/mrc-study-utah-newspapers-pound-mike-lee-leading-anti-obamacare-fight">released a new analysis</a> 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.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-utah-media-present-lopsided-coverage-lees-shutdown-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases bozell Media Bias Mike Lee Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:38:47 +0000 scooter.schaefer 44883 at http://www.mrc.org