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Alexandria, VA On Wednesday, May 24, anchor Elizabeth Vargas and reporter Brian Ross of ABCs World News Tonight dramatically reported startling news that House Speaker Dennis Hastert is under investigation in relation to the Jack Abramoff bribery scandal. Fellow ABC correspondent George Stephanopoulos called the story potentially seismic in its political implications. The problem is that 1) the Department of Justice issued two denials, refuting ABCs claims; 2) it is now known that ABC did not call Speaker Hastert until one hour before its broadcast; and 3) ABC did not even check with the Justice Department for an official response... continue reading
Alexandria, VA The Media Research Center will release this afternoon a new study, The Trashing of the Christ , which documents the contrasting coverage the networks ABC, CBS, and NBC have provided The Da Vinci Code movie and that given to The Passion of the Christ movie. The contrast is stark: hostility to The Passion and gleeful promotion of The Da Vinci Code . Some of the studys findings include: The networks gave The Da Vinci Code more of a publicity push than The Passion and any other recently released movie. The Passion was treated as a social problem the... continue reading
Alexandria, VA ABC News announced today that Charles Gibson, co-anchor of Good Morning America , will become the sole anchor of World News Tonight starting May 29. Current World News Tonight anchor Elizabeth Vargas is stepping down to take maternity leave. While Gibson displayed political fairness when he hosted the 2004 town-hall style presidential debate, on Good Morning America and as a fill-in on World News Tonight Gibson has rarely strayed from the media elites liberal template. For example: In 2004, after President Bush asked Congress to extend his tax cuts, Gibson confronted then-White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card... continue reading
Alexandria, VA The morning and evening news shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC havent been just reporting consumer discontent about higher gas prices but also actively stoking public outrage. A new study by the Media Research Center, released today, shows that the three networks combined broadcast 183 stories about rising gas prices from April 12 through May 2 yet most of these stories were geared to fueling public fears with hyperbole, no evidence and hysterical claims. Among the findings: The networks used loaded language in their promotional teases, e.g., pain at the pump; skyrocketing prices; soaring prices; and sky high... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - NBC has chosen Meredith Vieira to replace the departing Katie Couric on the Today show. Vieira has a long record of liberally biased reporting, having touted her participation in anti-Iraq-war marches, accusing conservative critics of wrapping themselves in the flag and being like McCarthy, and boasting of her anti-capital punishment beliefs. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement concerning the hiring of Vieira: NBC promises to poison Americans mornings with liberal bias by hiring Meredith Vieira, said Bozell. She is not bashful about her disgust of the Bush administration and her anti-war stance. She... continue reading
Alexandria, VAKatie Couric, long-time anchor of NBCs Today , announced today that she is moving over to CBS in June and will takeover as anchor of the CBS Evening News in September, and will likely contribute to 60 Minutes as well. With her long record of liberally biased reporting on political issues, as documented by the Media Research Center (MRC) for 15 years, political coverage at the CBS Evening News under Courics direction will mean more of the same. CBS blew a golden opportunity to upgrade its Evening News anchor slot, said MRC President Brent Bozell. CBS chose the perky,... continue reading
WASHINGTON D.C. The Media Research Center today announces the worst liberal reporting awards from their 6th annual DisHonors Awards gala held last night at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Ted Turner, Chris Matthews, Jack Cafferty and Rosie ODonnell won for their superlative bias. Judges included Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Steve Forbes, Brent Bozell and other distinguished conservatives. Quote of the year was chosen by the 950 guests in attendance and was awarded to Ted Turner for his ridiculous analysis of North Korea. Below is a full list of the 2006 awards, winners and the quotes that earned them their... continue reading
WHO: Brent Bozell, the Media Research Center, conservative celebrities and military heroes WHAT: Dis Honors Awards Gala to roast the liberal media and toast our American troops WHERE: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. WHEN: Tonight, March 30, 2006, 6:00 PM General Reception, 7:00 PM Dinner 2006 DisHonors Awards Winners to be announced at 9:00 PM ET Slam Uncle Sam Award Send Bush to Abu Ghraib Award Cindy Sheehan Media Hero Award Aaron Brown Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis Im Not a Geopolitical Genius But I Play One on TV Award For more information about the... continue reading
Alexandria, VAIn only two days, Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center will hold their MRC Annual Gala at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. to roast the worst liberal reporting of the past year. Conservative luminaries such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Ann Coulter are just a few who accepted awards in past years on behalf of the most biased reporters. Below is a list of this years awards and details about the event. This year the gala will include an extraordinary tribute to American troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, including an exclusive video to honor our... continue reading
Alexandria, VAThe Iraq war is now three years old and the bloody ex-dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, is on trial for crimes against humanity and genocide. Yet the evidence behind these charges and the gripping testimony of Saddams victims has garnered little coverage from the broadcast network evening newscasts. A new study by the Media Research Center, Covering Saddams Shenanigans, Not His Crimes , found that Saddams trial has received only light coverage on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, and much of that has focused on Saddams courtroom antics, not the details of his crimes: Saddams trial has... continue reading