Press Releases

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
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today blasted the networks for a double-standard in their convention coverage. Both CBS and NBC have pushed the idea that Republicans are engaging in a fraud by featuring speakers such as Rudy Giuliani, Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain, but the networks did not similarly question the ability of Democratic speakers to authentically represent their party. Last night on the CBS Evening News , Dan Rather presented the convention as a phony show: The Republican Convention opens in New York to re-nominate George W. Bush and showcase the partys, quote, moderate side... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- At a Washington D.C. press conference held on May 4, 2004, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth revealed their concerns regarding Senator Kerrys Vietnam service. It took until today -over 100 days later- for any network morning news program to interview in studio a single one of the Swift Boat Vets for Truth. The swift boat story has evolved into one of the biggest political stories of the year, and the fact that the network morning shows have deliberately censored these vets is outrageous, said MRC President Brent Bozell. The reality that it took the network morning... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- As part of the Media Research Center's "Tell The Truth!" 2004 campaign, MRC President Brent Bozell announced today the placing of the first billboard in Boston on Interstate 93 heading toward the Fleet Center, where the Democratic National Convention will be held next week. The billboard, 14 feet by 48 feet, pictures Uncle Sam beneath the words "Tell The Truth!" and adjacent to him are the words "Don't Believe The Liberal Media" with the MRC logo above. "We want the world to know we are holding the media accountable in this most pivotal of times. Liberal bias... continue reading
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell blasted Hollywood today for the seven Emmy Award nominations given to the biased CBS miniseries The Reagans . After a public outcry against the miniseries CBS decided not to air it, and it aired instead on CBSs sister cable network Showtime. This underscores the growing continental divide between the Hollywood Left and Middle America, Bozell said. CBS pulled the plug on The Reagans because they knew it was offensive to the American people as evidenced by the outpouring of love and affection for President Reagan when he passed away last month... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Media Research Center President Brent Bozell blasted the national media for a blatant double-standard in their coverage of Campaign 2004. Bozell noted that coverage of Democrat Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards has been filled with praise for his hair and good looks, but reporters have virtually buried any discussion of Edwards liberal ideology the opposite of how theyve treated recent Republican VP choices. Four years ago, when President Bush announced Vice President Dick Cheney as his running mate, the networks immediately pounced on his conservative ideology. In the first 24 hours after Cheneys selection, network reporters tagged... continue reading