Press Releases

ALEXANDRIA , VA - The Media Research Center today released a report documenting the tremendous ongoing bias of NBC, ABC and CBS in their network evening news coverage of the Presidential race. The study shows that the three networks dedicated a whopping ninety-two (92) minutes to Sen. Barack Obama's eight-day trip to the Middle East and Europe last week, while the Big Three aired only eight and one-half (8 ) minutes worth of reporting on Sen. John McCain's very similar March trip to many of the same destinations. The CBS Evening News was the most obviously tilted, with more than... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - In a letter to a constituent concerned about the return of the onerous government censorship regulation innocuously known as the Fairness Doctrine (FD), Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY), a co-sponsor of the legislation (Congressman Mike Pence's Broadcaster Freedom Act [BFA]) that will kill the FD once and for all, wrote "Please be assured I will support efforts to move the bill through Committee to the House Floor for a vote." One problem: Rep. Yarmuth has had an opportunity to do exactly that for nearly a year. All he has had to do to "support efforts to move the... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Last night in an interview with Sen. John McCain on ABC's World News , reporter David Wright said "You've been touring here in the states, had the domestic stage all to yourself. And yet, we're talking an awful lot about foreign policy. It seems like the narrative of this campaign is being driven by whatever Senator Obama does and that you're left to kind of react to that." Wrong. Sen. McCain's "had the domestic stage all to (him)self" this week because Wright's colleague Charlie Gibson, NBC's Brian Williams and CBS' Katie Couric all left the country to... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - A Rasmussen poll released yesterday states 49% of respondents think the media will slant their coverage in an explicit attempt to assist Senator Barack Obama in November's Presidential election. This is up 5% from just one month ago. Only 14% think they will do the same for Senator John McCain. This poll was released in the midst of an unprecedented week long excursion for the three network evening news anchors. CBS' Katie Couric, ABC's Charlie Gibson and NBC's Brian Williams are following in the wake of Sen. Obama's tour of the Middle East and Europe, broadcasting live... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA , VA - The Media Research Center released today a report documenting the dramatic decrease in Iraq coverage by the NBC, ABC and CBS evening news programs this year contrasted with 2007. The report additionally details the continued effort by the Big Three to put the war in Iraq in the most negative light possible. Violence in Iraq has fallen dramatically. From January 1 to July 15 2007, there were 597 U.S. deaths there; in that same period in 2008 there were but 214, a 64% decrease. Over the same periods, coverage of Iraq by the networks on the... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA , VA - In yet another example of slavish adoration, all three network evening news anchors, Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric, will accompany Illinois Senator Barack Obama on his trip to Europe and the Middle East in August, and deliver their daily broadcasts live from each of the locales along the way. How outrageous is this? Arizona Senator John McCain has made three trips overseas since March. No anchor has travelled with him on any of them and they provided little if any coverage of any of them. Sen. McCain went to Europe and the Middle East... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has issued the following statement regarding Tony Snow's passing: "The news of Tony Snow's death wasn't wholly unexpected, but it's still devastating. Tony was a man brimming with optimism and you just felt that if anyone could beat this cancer, he could do it. He was an absolute professional in his craft and always, always a gentleman. The conservative movement is diminished today and anyone who knew him is heartbroken for his wife, Jill, and his three children Kendall, Robbie, and Kristi. "Rest in peace, gentle warrior." To schedule an interview... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - With just three days left before Radio Independence Day, Congressman Mike Pence's Broadcaster Freedom Act (BFA), which would kill once and for all the onerous Fairness Doctrine, remains stuck in jail and in committee, consigned there by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The discharge petition that will spring the bill for the full and fair up or down vote it deserves has 196 of the required 218 Congressional signatures. Not one of the signers is a Democrat. Two Democrats, Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania and John Yarmuth of Kentucky, are co-sponsors of the BFA but have not yet signed to... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - In today's Human Events, writer John Gizzi reported that Speaker Pelosi and the entire Democratic Caucus are actively seeking a return of the Fairness Doctrine. When asked whether she would allow Congressman Mike Pence's Broadcaster Freedom Act (BFA), which would kill the Fairness Doctrine, onto the floor for a vote, the Speaker without hesitation said, "No." She elaborated, "The interest of my Caucus is the reverse," and said New York Democratic Representative "Louis Slaughter has been active behind this [revival of the Fairness Doctrine] for a while now." From 1949 to 1987, the Fairness Doctrine silenced radio... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has issued the following statement regarding Tim Russert's passing: "Whenever I've been asked to give examples of a fair, balanced and honest journalist, Tim Russert's name was the first name that came to mind. This was a view shared by everyone and was the ultimate testimony to his professionalism. As a moderator he was in a league of his own, always knowing when to speak and when to let his guests do the talking. As an individual he was an absolute class act, and always a gentleman. The world of journalism... continue reading