Press Releases

RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) announces the findings of a new post-election poll on what actual voters thought about the media’s influence on the 2016 presidential race. The MRC/YouGov poll was conducted on November 9 and 10.Key findings:7 in 10 (69%) voters do not believe the news media are honest and truthful.8 in 10 (78%) of voters believe the news coverage of the presidential campaign was biased, with nearly a 3-to-1 majority believing the media were for Clinton (59%) vs. for Trump (21%).Even 1/3 (32%) of Clinton voters believe the media were “pro-Clinton.”8% of Trump voters said... continue reading
[Editor’s note: Media Research Center President Brent Bozell will be delivering the following statement at a 2:00pm press conference of conservative movement leaders following a resounding defeat for the corrupt liberal media.] All the pundits are declaring today that this victory for Donald Trump is historic in nature. That is true – in America. But I’ve seen it before. On the eve of the Nicaraguan elections in 1991, I participated in a press conference with three others who had been active during that campaign. They echoed the polls that had the Sandinistas winning by over 20 points. I predicted Violeta... continue reading
Following the final 2016 presidential debate on Wednesday night between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement about the debate and Fox News moderator Chris Wallace: Chris Wallace killed it tonight as moderator. He was perfectly fair to both, asking the exact same number of tough questions to both sides (eight to each). He asked the questions that his colleagues at CNN, CBS, ABC, and NBC refused to ask in the three prior presidential and vice presidential debates. His questions were substantive, relevant, issue-based, and focused on the records and quotes of... continue reading
Last week NBC released a long-held sex talk tape about Donald Trump just in time to exert maximum damage against him. Now it has been revealed that NBC has held – and refuses to release – a seriously damaging video regarding Hillary Clinton’s threats against Juanita Broaddrick, the woman purportedly raped by Bill Clinton. In light of this news, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell released the following statement: “This week we learned NBC was attempting to fix the election by strategically releasing the Donald Trump sex talk tapes in time to do maximum damage. Now, shockingly, we learn that... continue reading
This past Monday, at a pro-Donald Trump rally outside the CNN building in Hollywood, a woman was taken into custody by police for assaulting a Donald Trump supporter. The Trump supporters were protesting the leftist agenda of CNN. Conservatives everywhere have every reason to be furious with a leftist so-called "news" media that has cast aside all pretense of objectivity in this campaign. MRC President Brent Bozell is calling on conservatives across the country to protest outside local media outlets. Statement by Brent Bozell: "The leftist media are out of control and the American people know it and are furious... continue reading
Following Tuesday’s vice presidential debate between Democratic Senator Tim Kaine (Va.) and Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence (Ind.), Media Research Center president Brent Bozell released the following statement: Elaine Quijano is given the honor of a lifetime and she can only muster one tough question for Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democrat? Miraculously, she was able to craft EIGHT challenging questions to Gov. Pike Pence, the Republican. Once again, it's one standard for the Democrat, a different one for the Republican. This is a broken record. Softballs for Democrats, curve balls for Republicans. Did no one inform Elaine Quijano that the... continue reading
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement regarding the blatant hypocrisy uncovered about the New York Times . Over the weekend, the Times reported a story about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tax returns. The returns may have been obtained and published illegally. This comes just weeks after the top editor at the paper, Dean Baquet, said he would risk jail time to obtain Trump’s tax returns.In 2009, the Times refused to report the leaked ClimateGate emails that showed how the left was lying to the public about climate change. At the time, the paper explained its... continue reading
After Lester Holt’s transparently biased performance on Monday night as debate moderator, the Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell on Tuesday released the following statement about Holt’s actions during the debate: "Lester Holt asked Donald Trump about his taxes and then challenged him on his answer. He asked him about stop and frisk and then challenged him on his answer. He asked him about the birther issue and then challenged him on his answer. He asked him about Iraq and then challenged, interrupted, or fact-checked him five different times. For Hillary, there was not one single challenge to anything she said... continue reading
Following the first 2016 presidential debate on Monday night between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell issued the following statement about the debate and moderator/NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt: Lester Holt clearly heard the cries of his colleagues in the liberal media to be tough on Trump and ease up on Hillary loud and clear. Holt continually challenged, fact-checked, and interrupted Trump and not once challenged Hillary. Holt pounded Trump repeatedly on the birth certificate controversy, his position on Iraq, his tax returns, and whether or not Hillary looked presidential. Where were the questions... continue reading
On Monday night following CNN’s Wolf Blitzer hounding of Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence on The Situation Room, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released the following statement about Blitzer’s questioning of Pence: Wolf Blitzer and CNN showed their true colors tonight. Blitzer’s question to Gov. Mike Pence was textbook gotcha journalism and it didn’t work. The question was both absurd and obnoxious. And for anyone to suggest Gov. Pence failed to repudiate David Duke is laughable. What part of ‘we don’t want his support’ does CNN not understand? This is just another left wing smear designed to help... continue reading