Press Releases

MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Tuesday night in reaction to NBC's decision to suspend Nightly News anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months: “NBC’s lead anchor is exposed as a serial liar who attempts to deceive even when he’s apologizing for his lies. And for that he gets a suspension? One month, two months, six months, six years. Who cares? NBC has decided that news presented by a dishonest superstar is preferable to news presented honorably by anyone else if it means a drop in ratings. But this isn’t supposed to be about ratings. It’s supposed... continue reading
In a February 10 open letter to the Comcast Board of Directors, MRC President Brent Bozell, 22 retired admirals and generals, and other distinguished military leaders asked Comcast to demand an apology from NBC for NBC News correspondent Ayman Moyheldin's smear of Iraq war hero as a "racist" whose military missions were "killing sprees." Mr. Brian L. Roberts, Chairman Mr. Michael J. Angelakis, Vice Chairman Comcast Corporation One Comcast Center Philadelphia , PA 19103-2838 Dear Messrs. Roberts and Angelakis: We are deeply concerned by NBC News correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin’s suggestions on the Thursday, January 29 airing of Morning Joe that... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Nineteen leading pro-life organizations joined the Media Research Center to chastise the networks for their near blackout of the 2015 March for Life. The Annual March for Life, which attracted over 200,000 participants from around the country, marked the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. [UPDATE: Several more pro-life leaders have added their names to this statement. See below.] The only network that offered coverage was CBS, which dedicated 15 seconds to the March in the context of highlighting moderate Republican opposition to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act... continue reading
RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) is proud to announce the Worst of the Worst of 2014: The 27th Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting , with CNN anchor Carol Costello taking home the “Quote of the Year” honor for telling her viewers to enjoy listening to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, get attacked and berated: “Okay. I’m just going to come right out and say it: This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across — well, come across in a long time anyway. A massive brawl... continue reading
RESTON, VA – A study just released by the Media Research Center reveals the big three networks have covered unknown Capitol Hill staffer Elizabeth Lauten’s Facebook post – about how President Obama’s daughters looked and acted at an official event – almost twice as much as ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber’s “stupid voters” comments. The study found that ABC, CBS, and NBC have given Lauten’s post a total of 14 minutes, 13 seconds versus the scant 8 minutes, 20 seconds of total coverage for Gruber since November 9 on their morning and evening news shows. While CBS, NBC, and ABC waited... continue reading
RESTON, VA – According to a new analysis by MRC Culture, over the past two days the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have completely censored liberal Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s attempt to subpoena sermons of five pastors critical of the mayor, homosexuality, gender identity, or the city’s new “equal rights” ordinance. MRC President Brent Bozell released a statement in response to the networks’ refusal to cover Parker’s brazen attack on religious freedom and free speech: “When the government mandates what a pastor can or cannot say, and criminalizes preaching the Bible, we’re no different than Red China. How in... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Today, the Media Research Center (MRC) announced that it entered into an Agreed Order of Dismissal with the government ending its lawsuit to block enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, which forces people of faith to subsidize health insurance plans that include abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. The Agreed Order of Dismissal confirms that there is no imminent threat to the MRC from the government, and leaves the MRC free to reopen the suit should the government challenge the MRC’s self-declared exemption in the future. With the Agreed Order of... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Today, MRC's NewsBusters blog reported that The Rush Limbaugh Show is hitting back hard against the “Stop Rush” campaign, a phony grassroots movement designed to target, harass, and intimidate advertisers. According to Team Rush, “only 10 Twitter users account for almost 70% of all ‘Stop Rush’ tweets to advertisers, amplified by illicit software.” In reality, the campaign is not driven by real customers but rather a “small number of hardcore political activists founded by Angelo Carusone” of Media Matters for America. MRC President Brent Bozell released a statement condemning the fraudulent campaign as a blatant left-wing attack... continue reading
Reston, VA-- The Media Research Center will be holding an exclusive Facebook Q&A with country music icon and conservative patriot, Charlie Daniels on Wednesday, August 6th 12:00 pm ET at Facebook.com/newsbusters . MRC is encouraging all country music fans and political junkies to take advantage of this rare opportunity to ask Charlie about anything they want—nothing is off limits. A long-time friend of Brent Bozell's and a past participant at the MRC’s Annual Gala featuring the Dis Honors Awards, Charlie Daniels blogs regularly for CNSnews.com. (A division of the MRC) Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 6th 12:00 pm ET,... continue reading
On Monday afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby case: "The Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case was a great victory for the First Amendment and religious freedom. In preserving the nation's first freedom, the Court rejected the government imposing its will and agenda on people of faith who run companies and organizations. It also rejected the government's heavy handed attempt to punish these corporations and citizens through financially ruinous faith fines the government sought to impose on people who choose not... continue reading