About the MRC

Our Mission: "To Create a Media Culture in America Where Truth and Liberty Flourish"

Since 1987, the Media Research Center (MRC) has been the nation’s premier media watchdog. We don’t endorse politicians and we don’t lobby for legislation. MRC’s sole mission is to expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media. This makes the MRC’s work unique within the conservative movement.

The Media Research Center’s unwavering commitment to neutralizing left-wing bias in the news media and popular culture has influenced how millions of Americans perceive "so-called" objective reporting.

Integrating cutting-edge news monitoring capabilities with a sophisticated marketing operation, MRC generated an average of 376.8 million impressions each week last year to educate them about left-wing bias in the media. This includes radio, television, social media, email, and websites (ours and others).

Media Research Center original logo, 1987.

The Media Research Center is a research and education organization operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the maximum extent of the law. The MRC receives no government grants or contracts nor do we have an endowment. We raise our funds each year from individuals, foundations, and corporations.


CNSNews.com is an indispensable online resource for conservatives in the media, public policy and at the grassroots level. A central problem of left-wing media bias is the media’s sin of omission or outright censorship—that is, their failure to report the news that hurts the left-wing agenda. To address this problem, MRC launched CNSNews.com with the mission to report the news the liberal media refuse to cover. Under the skillful editorial stewardship of long-time conservative writer and Pulitzer Prize nominee Terry Jeffrey, CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting and breaking news. CNSNews.com distributes a daily E-Brief with the latest headlines and exclusive stories.

NewsBusters and the News Analysis Division, the "Leader in Documenting, Exposing and Neutralizing Liberal Media Bias," employs a team of expert news analysts who daily monitor all major nationally televised and print news broadcasts. The News Analysis Division publishes the daily NewsBusters Daily Newsletter, weekly special reports and Notable Quotables collections of the most biased quotes from journalists — including the annual year-end "Worst of the Worst." As well as Profiles in Bias examinations of bias exhibited by influential journalists and Special Report studies. Also part of the division: The MRC's annual "DisHonors Awards" gala and the MRC's NewsBusters blog that works 24/7 to expose and combat liberal media bias.

MRC Business is dedicated to "Advancing the Culture of Free Enterprise in America." Formerly the Free Market Project, MRC Business is the only organization dedicated to correcting the media's anti-free enterprise biased reports and to promoting a fair portrayal of the business community in the news and entertainment media. The Balance Sheet e-mail newsletter is packed with analysis of the top issues in the news from a free-market perspective. Each newsletter also includes essential research and thought-provoking commentary.

MRC Culture fights to preserve and help restore America’s culture, character, traditional values, and morals against the assault of the liberal media elite, and to promote fair portrayal of social conservatives and religious believers in the media. MRC Culture, is dedicated to correcting misconceptions in the media about social conservatism and religious faith. As the media and entertainment industry grow more aggressive in assailing people and institutions that hold traditional values, MRC Culture is drawing on MRC’s vast resources to counterpunch with a unique mix of timely facts, analyses and arguments.

MRC Latino advocates for comprehensive, fair and accurate news coverage in U.S. Spanish-language media, by exposing and countering bias against conservatives in this significant segment of American media. MRC Latino's ongoing content analysis and special reports are featured in both English and Spanish, within a dedicated section of the MRC's NewsBusters website. The work of MRC Latino makes it possible for both Latino and non-Latino audiences to be aware of the problem of liberal bias in Spanish-language media. As part of its mission, MRC Latino also directly engages the national Hispanic media on its coverage of the issues of the day, and works with allies from throughout the conservative movement to counter and help turn the tide against liberal bias.

MRCTV.org is the multimedia division of MRC featuring original content and aggregated videos of the news, people and events conservatives care about. The site features all of the Media Research Center’s television appearances, including interviews with MRC President Brent Bozell, and serves as an online platform for conservatives to share and view videos on topics ranging from breaking news to political analysis and humor. MRCTV continues to be at the forefront of providing original breaking-news footage, man-on-the-street interviews, and issue-oriented studio productions, all available through its daily e-newsletter and website.

MRC Action is the grassroots arm of the Media Research Center. Our team directly contacts hundreds of thousands Americans each week, urging citizens with its MRC Action e-newsletter to take action in neutralizing the left-wing press. We mobilize our half a million members to counter left-wing media bias with petitions, e-mail campaigns, and phone banks all demanding fair and accurate reporting in the media. The MRC Action participates in conservative rallies across the country spreading our message and arming citizen activists with the tools necessary to hold the press accountable.

What Others Say About the MRC:

Prominent conservatives depend on MRC’s publications and analysis to showcase left-wing bias in the media.

Liberals hate Brent Bozell. And in this business, that’s a badge of honor. He documents their excess, their idiocy, and their bias.
Rush Limbaugh
The MRC has played a key role in our culture, not just documenting and exposing liberal bias, but helping to pave the way for the growth of an alternative media.
Sean Hannity
Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center have been huge assets to the conservative movement over the last 25+ years. The folks at the MRC fight the good fight every day, every week, every year, and I don’t know what we’d do without them.
Mark Levin
"We have to have that guardian that really does look at the objectivity of the media and what is going on so that we can tell the American people the truth... So that we can have that level playing field out there."
Allen West
MRC has been holding the media accountable for left-wing bias and selective reporting. They are an important resource for the country and are making a significant impact.
Senator Mike Lee
Before the emergence of talk-radio, before Fox News, before online center-right alternative media, there was Brent Bozell. He pioneered an entire cottage industry that effectively holds the national media accountable before the public. The exponential growth of alternative media owes a lot to Brent Bozell, as his relentlessness in exposing and documenting media bias is the foundation upon which they have succeeded.
Steve Forbes

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