MRC president Brent Bozell was interviewed by Stuart Varney on the Fox Business program Varney & Co. on Monday morning on the subject of the media's Donald Trump obsession. Varney asked Brent if the networks are giving Trump positive coverage to try and help the Democrats. Bozell's answer: not exactly. Trump dominates the airwaves, but the angles are largely negative:
"Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is deepening. To give you an idea how bad it is, her new campaign slogan is: 'Hillary Clinton: Innocent Until Proven Guilty.'" -- Jodi Miller, NewsBusted anchor.
"Last week in Iowa, Donald Trump had Univision’s Jorge Ramos kicked out of a press conference. But Ramos was able to question Trump later -- after tunneling back in. Speaking of Trump, he recently accused Jeb Bush of being a ‘low-energy’ person… Bush aides say Jeb will respond shortly -- after he wakes up from his nap." -- Jodi Miller, NewsBusted anchor.
MRC president Brent Bozell was interviewed by Rush Limbaugh for the latest issue of The Limbaugh Letter. Rush asked: "You started the Media Research Center in ’87, a year before me. You’ve got 28 years in,
trying to stop the media, or alert people to the media, or educate people to the media. Honestly, how do you see your mission to date? And going forward, how do you stay enthused?"
Bozell said "Your'e never going to stop the press from being left-wing," but there is a battle you can wage every day.
"Donald Trump says he wants to simplify the U.S. tax code. He wants it to be so simple that even Joe Biden can understand it." -- NewsBusted's Jodi Miller.
On Tuesday, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell, along with more than two dozen pro-life leaders, sent letters to the network news chiefs at ABC, CBS, and NBC, protesting their lack of coverage of shocking Planned Parenthood sting videos.
ABC News, in particularly, was particularly egregious, as it "has no even aired one second of video footage with audio of the Center for Medical Progress's investigative videos," Bozell noted. "This is outrageous and inexcusable," adding:
"Hillary Clinton finally turned over her home computer server to the FBI. She says the reason she took so long is because she accidentally deleted the subpoena." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller.
NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program on Monday morning to discuss the coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, which offered an opportunity to share the MRC numbers on evening news coverage so far.
While Hillary Clinton coverage has been negative, Graham was amazed at her refusal to grant interviews. "I start to wonder if the press has any self-respect. They didn’t look like they had a lot of respect when they were roped in on the street."
"Hillary Clinton's poll numbers continue to fall. Pollsters say it's too soon to draw a conclusion, but this could be a sign that Americans are getting smarter." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Wednesday urged journalists to continue covering the bombshell developments related to Hillary Clinton's use of a private E-mail server as Secretary of State. Appearing on Varney and Company, Bozell compared the story to Watergate and Richard Nixon: "His entire presidency was destroyed because of this. Now, compare that to what we're learning about Hillary Clinton, which is 100 times more serious." Bozell predicted: "But here's the question. Does this have legs? Will they cover it beyond today? If history's a guide, then they're not going to."
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Speaking with host J.D. Hayworth on Wednesday’s Newsmax Prime, Media Research Center Research Director Rich Noyes discussed the findings of the latest MRC study that show the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC have given Donald Trump large scores of coverage thus far in the 2016 campaign while giving significantly less time to any of the other GOP candidates.
"Chris Matthews stumped DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz when he asked her the difference between a Democrat and a socialist. Obviously, it was a trick question… nowadays there IS no difference!" -- Jodi Miller, NewsBusted anchor
At the Tenth Anniversary party for NewsBusters on Monday night, attended by more than 100 at the Hamilton in Washington, DC, the first annual Noel Sheppard Media Blogger of the Year Award was presented to Mollie Hemingway, Senior Editor of The Federalist blog.
Noel Sheppard, a founding blogger for NewsBusters who long served as our Associate Editor, passed away from cancer in March of 2014. Ann Coulter, a friend of Noel’s, spoke warmly of Noel’s work and handed the award to Hemingway. The award is earned by “the blogger who best reflects the spirit of Noel Sheppard’s energetic blog postings in pursuit of exposing the news media’s liberal political agenda."
For the second time in a week, Fox News Channel (FNC) host Bill O’Reilly turned to statistics from the “very accurate” Media Research Center to form the basis of a segment of The O’Reilly Factor concerning the major broadcast network coverage of the Planned Parenthood scandal with Thursday’s mention comparing it with the droves of coverage given to the shooting death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
"Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign is off to a slow start. Six weeks after announcing his candidacy, he’s still trying to shore up his base: Mrs. O’Malley." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller.
During an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel (FNC), Media Research Center Brent Bozell and host Megyn Kelly eviscerated the media for their double standard in rushing to cover unsubstantiated rape allegations surrounding 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump but not, among others, the Bill Clinton-Juanita Brodderick case.
MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after Politico reported that Planned Parenthood's crisis PR firm “circulated a memo to reporters and producers late Monday that discouraged them from airing the undercover videos.”
The Media Research Center's Brent Bozell appeared on Fox Business, Monday, to dismiss the idea that journalists might somehow be turning away from Hillary Clinton. "No, no they're not," declared Bozell. Regarding a criminal investigation into whether the Democrat sent classified e-mails from a private server, the MRC president noted that after initial coverage, "Day two they were already leaving it. Only CBS that night did a story on it, which to me is amazing. Sunday, it was back in the news. Neither ABC nor CBS covered it."
MRC Research Director Rich Noyes appeared Friday on FNC's Your World with Neil Cavuto and he slamed the "pathetic" coverage by the broadcast networks of the Planned Parenthood scandal. Regarding the undercover sting video of the abortion activists discussing the selling of body parts from aborted babies, Noyes derided: "If this had been a hidden camera expose, say, of a conservative politician, you would be seeing a lot more [coverage]."