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The media, I think, wants Kerry to win. And I think theyre going to portray Kerry and Edwards Im talking about the establishment media, not Fox but theyre going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and opportunistic and all. Theres going to be this glow about them thats going to be worth maybe 15 points. Newsweek Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas, Inside Washington, WUSA-TV, 7/10/04. ALEXANDRIA, Va.The Media Research Center today released a special report, The Ten Worst Media Distortions of Campaign 2004 , as compiled and ranked by MRC analysts. The liberal news media have... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- In the latest example of how the media have become a major issue in the election campaign, the New York Times and CBS News saw what amounted to an October Surprise blow up in their faces. NBC News revealed that a cache of high explosives supposedly left unguarded by U.S. troops in Iraq was not present when U.S. troopsand the NBC News crew traveling with themarrived at the camp on April 10, 2003. The Times and CBSs big scoop was a big bust. Both the New York Times and CBS have repeatedly shown they have chosen sides... continue reading
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement reacting to the statement issued by CBS News with regard to the developing document scandal which erupted after CBSs story on President Bushs National Guard service. It is good to hear Dan Rather and Andrew Heyward apologize and acknowledge this is only the first step, but CBS has a long way to go before this is put to rest. Dan Rather and CBS suggest they were misled as if they are the victims here. They were not misled. Their sources were dubious at best so much so... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Media Research Center President Brent Bozell called on chief executives at CBS to follow the examples set by the Washington Post , CNN and the New York Times when dealing with scandal: own up to the wrongdoing and take action against those responsible no matter how high it goes. When confronted with scandal all three of these news organizations admitted the wrongdoing and took definitive action against those responsible. CBS must do the same, Bozell said. Bozell pointed out that the Washington Post fired Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Janet Cooke for fabricating her award-winning story. CNN ultimately released... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today blasted CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather and executives at CBS News for employing old Bill Clinton tactics of denying the obvious, muddying the issue with irrelevant information, and attacking critics. Dan Rather and CBS continue to deny the documented truth: their smear attack on President Bush was based on fraudulent documents, Bozell said. They simply must stop obfuscating. Dan Rather and CBS News lose more credibility with every Clintonian denial. CBS is now clinging to a new and pathetic defense based on the opinion of an 86-year-old woman that... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The following letter has been sent to CBS News President Andrew Heyward by Brent Bozell , president of the Media Research Center. Mr. Andrew Heyward President CBS News 524 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 Dear Mr. Heyward: The evidence continues to pour in proving that the CBS News 60 Minutes program regarding President Bushs National Guard service was based on documents declared fraudulent by innumerable independent experts whose comments have been reported throughout mainstream print and broadcast media. Even CBSs own expert now publicly refuses to stand by the documents. Why CBS didnt acknowledge the... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today challenged CBS News to apologize to the American people for its false and misleading reporting on President Bushs National Guard service, as well as to come clean with the public and expose the people who forged documents that falsely cast Bush in a negative light. Until CBS atones for its complicity in this character assassination attempt of President Bush, the letters CBS will stand for Cant Believe Squat. With every Watergate-like denial, the integrity of CBS News continues to crumble, Bozell said. Evidence Against CBS News Has Continued To Mount... continue reading
CBS News must come clean on this document scandal broken by, and must fully expose whoever is responsible for perpetrating this character assassination attempt on the President of the United States. If CBS felt it had an obligation to disclose information that might destroy President Bush, they have a double obligation to disclose whoever tried to employ them as accomplices in this character assassination attempt. We do not believe Dan Rather and CBS were willing accomplices in this fraud. We do believe they were duped, duped by blind hostility against President Bush. It took only minutes to run... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Media Research Center President Brent Bozell offered this response to Wednesday nights prime-time Republican National Convention coverage: There is nothing funnier than the network spinners today trying to suggest, as ABCs Charles Gibson did this morning, that Democrats might now question their politeness to President Bush at their convention. Which convention did they watch? Were they in Boston, or some other city? To them, Democrat-bashing speeches are harshly negative and unfair, but equally Republican-bashing speeches are simply unifying and energizing. They must have missed Jimmy Carter in Boston. Carter said unlike Bush, Kerry showed up for Vietnam... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today suggested the network anchors seem annoyed that their nightly liberal news spin is getting an uninterrupted rebuttal in prime time at the Republican convention. After the crowd reveled in speeches by Laura Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger, ABCs Peter Jennings and NBCs Tom Brokaw complained about the happy picture being presented. Last night on ABC, Peter Jennings concluded live coverage with this thought: The one thing well leave you with tonight was what Giuliani said last night. He, being a great New York Yankees fan, said the Republican Partys future was... continue reading