Press Releases

RESTON, VA – This morning, the New York Daily News published an offensive cover mocking GOP presidential candidates, the Speaker of the House and people of faith for turning to prayer after the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. Instead of denouncing this anti-religious bigotry, many in the news media have subsequently touted and praised the disgusting headline, “God Isn’t Fixing This,” belittling prayer as a response to tragedy. Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell reacts: “It wasn’t enough that the New York Daily News saw no issue with publishing such an offensive cover in the aftermath of the... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued a statement today blasting the New York Daily News for their cover mocking people of faith for praying in the wake of the tragedy in San Bernardino, California. MRC President Brent Bozell reacts: “The cover of today’s New York Daily News is offensive and disgraceful. For a major city newspaper to use their front page to mock people who are praying after what happened yesterday is unconscionable and unbefitting a publication that purports to be a serious media outlet. “I am calling on the publisher of the New York... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement sharply criticizing Politico’s hire of Brad Dayspring as its new VP of Communications. Brad Dayspring, a well-known beltway establishment Republican operative, has a history of antagonizing conservatives, both on the national and grassroots level, smearing them on countless occasions. He’s also reviled by conservatives for planting false, trumped-up stories against challengers to Republican incumbents when he helped manage communications strategy for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. MRC President Brent Bozell reacts: “Personnel is policy. Brad Dayspring has made his name by running to left-wing outlets to... continue reading
RESTON, VA – A Media Research Center analysis of the questions posed by moderators John Harwood, Carl Quintanilla and Becky Quick at CNBC's Republican presidential debate found nearly two-thirds (65%) hit the candidates with negative spin, personal insults or ad hominem attacks. In contrast, all of the questions posed by CNBC personalities Jim Cramer, Rick Santelli and Sharon Epperson focused on policy matters and were phrased in a constructive, respectful tone. The MRC analysis examined the 43 unique questions posed by one of the three moderators. Nearly two-thirds of those (28, or 65%) included negative spin, personal insult or attack,... continue reading
RESTON, VA: Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement praising CNN’s Anderson Cooper who moderated last night’s first Democrat debate. “During last night's Democratic debate, Anderson Cooper in large measure did exactly what a debate moderator is supposed to do. He asked tough, probing questions of all the candidates. Better yet, he did what most moderators won't do: when given an evasive or untrue answer, he pounced in a follow-up question, exposing the evasion or untruth. It was a breath of fresh air to see such professionalism. Give him an A- for a job well done... continue reading
Reston, VA: Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell III today ripped CNN and network news outlets for referring to Center for Medical Progress undercover investigative videos of Planned Parenthood as "edited" or "heavily edited," when they engage in those same news practices. "The hypocrisy meter is going off the charts at CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. In their reporting about the Planned Parenthood videos, they refer to them as 'edited' or 'heavily edited.' Well guess what? Each and every day these same TV news outlets edit and heavily edit their own news segments -- including their stories about the... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell and MRC Latino Director Ken Oliver-Mendez issued the following statements in the wake of Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos’ crass abandonment last night of professional journalism standards and protocol. In Dubuque, Iowa, Ramos attended a Donald Trump press conference and launched into a statement-filled (rather than question-filled) diatribe without first waiting to be recognized for a question by the candidate. After Trump refused to address him, Ramos yelled, "I’m a reporter, an immigrant, a senior citizen. I have the right to ask a question.” Jorge Ramos is well known for using... continue reading
Bozell Slams Network News Media for Covering up Planned Parenthood Atrocities "These babies were alive and Planned Parenthood admitted it." RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after the network news media continued their blackout of the Planned Parenthood videos. The latest Center for Medical Progress video shows a Planned Parenthood official admitting these babies were alive, using the word "cadaver" to describe them. By definition, a cadaver is a living entity that is now dead. She also refers to aborted babies as “line items.” Even more shockingly, the video discusses altering abortion... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after Politico reported that Planned Parenthood's crisis PR firm “circulated a memo to reporters and producers late Monday that discouraged them from airing the undercover videos.” These videos show Planned Parenthood employees harvesting the organs and body parts of aborted babies for profit. The third video, released on Tuesday, is extremely graphic. Not only does it show workers laughing while talking about how they get more money if they harvest more organs, but it shows an aborted baby in a pie dish and the lab tech... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) Culture Vice President Dan Gainor issued the following statement after ABC and CBS ignored a chilling video of Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services selling body parts of aborted babies. Although Planned Parenthood receives taxpayer subsidies and a senior official appears to admit on tape to violating federal laws against partial-birth abortion and selling human body parts, ABC and CBS didn't devote a single second to the story. NBC's Today used only 39 seconds to tell the story, carefully avoiding any damning quotes from the video and using the images merely as... continue reading