Press Releases

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. “This lawsuit is about religious freedom and the conscience rights of individuals to operate their enterprises free from government coercion, reprisal, or punishment,” MRC Founder and President Brent Bozell said. “The Obamacare mandate destroys... continue reading
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. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) provided the opening remarks, followed by a panel discussion, “Conservatives and Latino Media: Assessing and Addressing the Challenges,” focused on strategies and tactics for successfully communicating the conservative message to audiences of U.S. Spanish-language television news. “The launch of this new effort by the Media Research Center is good news for those who get their news and information from Spanish-language media,” said Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director of the... continue reading
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Tuesday: “The invitation extended by the ACU, Al Cardenas and CPAC to American Atheists to have a booth is more than an attack on conservative principles. It is an attack on God Himself. “American Atheists is an organization devoted to the hatred of God. How on earth could CPAC, or the ACU and its board of directors, and Al Cardenas condone such an atrocity? “It makes absolutely no difference to me that CPAC and ACU have backed down and removed the booth. I am sick and tired of these... continue reading
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: “One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years....In 1756, he records that ‘a slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector,... continue reading
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. Even following Bashir’s own apology and subsequent resignation, NBC/Comcast’s top executives have remained completely silent. MSNBC President Phil Griffin offered only public support for Bashir, releasing a statement yesterday that said in part, “I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with MSNBC. Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best.” Media Research... continue reading
RESTON, VA – On November 15, NewsBusters posted a video of MSNBC host Martin Bashir’s disgusting remarks that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin should be the victim of a particularly vile slave-era punishment – specifically that she should be forced to consume excrement. The video went viral, and today a disgraced Bashir announced his resignation from the Comcast-owned cable “news” network. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts: “The question here isn’t whether or not MSNBC will dispense with the hateful rhetoric it shamelessly peddles as ‘news’. " “The question is: Which vile character assassin will NBC/Comcast recruit to replace... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Today the Media Research Center released a new analysis 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. By a staggering margin of 33-to-1, editorial opinion at Utah’s two largest newspapers – the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News – was harshly against the strategy of linking ObamaCare’s fate to government funding. Coverage in the news pages was scarcely more balanced, with 32 news stories tilting against the conservatives’ strategy, vs. just three... continue reading
RESTON, VA – In a bombshell report for NBC, NBC News senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers found buried in the 2010 Obamacare regulations language predicting, “A reasonable range for the percentage of individual policies that would terminate is forty percent to sixty-seven percent.” Myers’ reporting shows that Barack Obama knowingly lied to the American people for more than three years when he regularly insisted that those who like their current health insurance would be able to keep it under Obamacare. Yet, according to an analysis from the Media Research Center , this massive, deliberate breach of trust was worthy... continue reading
RESTON, VA – According to an analysis from the Media Research Center, Lois Lerner – the disgraced official at the center of the IRS’s devastating Tea Party targeting scandal – retired yesterday without a whimper from ABC, CBS, or NBC on either their morning or evening news programs. Neither her announcement, nor her reported $50,000+ taxpayer-funded pension, received one single second of coverage. Lerner had been on paid leave since May. Instead: CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley highlighted the popularity of the new iPhone. NBC News with Brian Williams hyped the big winners on Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. ABC’s... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Today, 186 leaders of the Conservative Movement and the Tea Party – including congressmen, national conservative leaders, and Tea Party leaders from coast-to-coast – joined Media Research Center President Brent Bozell ’s call to action. Last Thursday, Bozell, nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh , Citizens United President David Bossie , Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin , and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released a joint statement demanding that the liberal broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, and NBC – stop censoring coverage of the ongoing IRS targeting scandal. That statement read, in part: “The... continue reading