Press Releases

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Last night, in what was the most stunning and disgraceful single example of moderator malpractice in the history of presidential debates, CNN’s Candy Crowley allowed Barack Obama to lie to the American people about his administration’s Libya cover-up. Even worse, she then validated this lie of extraordinary magnitude by certifying it as honest and by attacking Mitt Romney when he pressed the president on his administration’s cover-up. Crowley robbed tens of millions of Americans of the truth on national primetime television. Real journalists – who were fed the Obama Administration’s Libya lies for two weeks – should... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – According to an analysis from the Media Research Center, the questions posed at Thursday night's vice presidential debate by ABC correspondent Martha Raddatz favored Team Obama, but not entirely. Out of 48 questions and follow-ups, a plurality (19, or 40%) incorporated a pro-Obama/Biden or anti-Romney/Ryan agenda, vs. 25% (12 questions) that skewed in the other direction and 35% (17 questions) that were neutral or purely information-seeking. Raddatz showed almost no bias in her foreign policy questions, which split down the middle: eight pro-Romney vs. seven pro-Obama (not counting the neutrals). But on domestic issues, especially on the... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – In their continuing push to rig the election for Barack Obama, none of the three broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, or NBC – devoted a single second of coverage to Univision’s politically devastating investigative report about the Obama Administration’s lethal gunwalking scandal, Fast and Furious. According to an analysis from the Media Research Center , since Univision’s report broke on Sunday, not one of the broadcast networks has covered it on either their morning or evening programs. ABC’s decision to spike the news is particularly indefensible given that they have an excerpt of the Univision report on... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) today proudly announces that perky Katie Couric is the “winner” of the DisHonor of the Worst Reporter in the History of Man for heroutrageously pathetic bias as chronicled by the MRC over the past quarter century. The competition was fierce, but Couric was selected from a competitive field of finalists that included Bryant Gumbel, Brian Williams, and Dan Rather by the more than 1000 attendees whocheered and jeered throughout the evening to roast the liberal media's worst of the worst atthe MRC's 25th Anniversary DisHonors Awards Gala . The event was held... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA –Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, along with more than 20 conservative leaders and media personalities, has publicly called out the liberal media for their deliberate and calculated attempts to rig the 2012 presidential election in favor of Barack Obama. “We have never witnessed a more brazen and complete attempt by the media to decide the outcome of a presidential election. For 25 years, the Media Research Center has been documenting liberal media bias daily. During that time, we have covered seven presidential elections including this one. We have never seen it this bad. The media have decided... continue reading
An Open Letter to the Biased News Media: This election year, so much of the broadcast networks, their cable counterparts, and the major establishment print media are out of control with a deliberate and unmistakable leftist agenda. To put it bluntly: you are rigging this election and taking sides in order to pre-determine the outcome. In the quarter century since the Media Research Center was established to document liberal media bias, there has never been a more brazen and complete attempt by the liberal so-called “news” media to decide the outcome of an election. A free and balanced media are... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Since a blurry and mysteriously edited tape of Mitt Romney answering a campaign strategy question at a fundraiser back in May was released on Monday, the liberal media have used it to declare his candidacy all but dead. On Tuesday, the Romney campaign exposed a 1998 video showing then-State Sen. Barack Obama espousing his far-left philosophy of wealth redistribution (a theme consistent with his 2008 presidential run), and the liberal media almost completely ignored it. According to an analysis from the Media Research Center, the three broadcast networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, covered the Romney tape for... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Amidst ongoing riots in Cairo and Yemen, and a deadly attack in Libya, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leveled a devastating critique of the Obama Administration for initially siding with the protesters in Cairo. Realizing how damaging the Obama Administration’s mistake was, the liberal media turned on Romney, demanding he declare that his campaign had reacted too swiftly and rudely in the wake of this terrible crisis. NBC’s Chuck Todd kicked things off at the top of MSNBC’s Daily Rundown stating that Romney’s, “statement looks crass and tone deaf in the light of this day.” CNN’s and... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – For decades the liberal media have enjoyed poking fun at conservative politicians for their public gaffes, real or imagined. Dan Quayle, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin -- these are just a few of the many conservatives parodied by the press. Vice-President Joe Biden is set to address the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening. There will be many interviews conducted with him during this time. So in the interest of fair play -- the news media are fair, aren't they? -- the Media Research Center has compiled a list of ten questions the media should pose to... continue reading
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Following Missouri Congressman Todd Akin’s now infamous remarks about rape and abortion on Monday, the liberal media raced to nationalize the ensuing controversy in an attempt to damage presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. In total, the three news networks – ABC, CBS, and NBC – gave Akin’s gaffe four times the coverage they gave to Vice President Joe Biden’s overtly racist comments last week in Virginia when he told a substantially black audience that a Romney administration would, “put y’all back in chains.” The obsession with Akin gave the liberal media yet another contrived excuse to... continue reading