Press Releases

RESTON, VA – In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to implement so-called “net neutrality” and in the wake of the FCC releasing details on the new regulations, the Free Speech Alliance (FSA), a project of the Media Research Center (MRC), announced the formation of the “Free the Internet!” Campaign . The Free Speech Alliance is launching the “Free the Internet!” Campaign to draw attention to and push back against the egregious assault on free speech by left-wing organizations and this administration. The coordinated effort by outside groups and government entities to silence speech must be confronted and... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after it was announced that NBCUniversal is shaking up its news division in the wake of a string of embarrassing scandals that have culminated in its suspension of Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News . For several years, NBC News has been plagued with controversy and ineptitude. Because of this, it was announced that former NBC News president Andrew Lack is returning to the network, replacing Pat Fili-Krushel as chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts: “Under the direction of... continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell released the following statement on Tuesday after news that M. Stanton Evans had passed away at the age of 80: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Stan Evans. His contributions to journalism and public policy are numerous and notable. Stan ’s legacy will live on in those he knew and inspired. His drafting of Young Americans for Freedom’s Sharon Statement in 1960 and his leadership of the American Conservative Union serve as reminders of the vibrant beginnings of the conservative movement. I was honored to present him with our 2010 William... continue reading
RESTON, VA – A new poll commissioned by the Media Research Center reveals that the tales Brian Williams told – which led to his eventual suspension without pay – have severely undermined his credibility with the American people. In a survey of 1,007 respondents: 66.1% said Brian Williams should have been fired after he was caught in numerous lies. Williams famously lied about being in a helicopter that was shot down over Iraq and seeing a dead body float by his New Orleans hotel during Hurricane Katrina. An overwhelming 71.6% of respondents said that despite Brian Williams’s apology and suspension,... continue reading
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 – MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Monday in reaction to the Republican National Committee’s decision to officially cut ties with NBC News for a planned February 26 Republican presidential debate. “This was the right move by the RNC. After the dreadful performance by CNBC’s moderators at the Republican debate in October, it makes no sense to continue to allow committed left-wingers in the media to decide the nominee of the Republican Party. NBC News’s brand has been severely diminished by its continued antics over the last year in particular. NBC has proven itself unworthy... 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