Lecturer, syndicated columnist, television commentator, debater, marketer, businessman, author, publisher and activist, L. Brent Bozell III is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today.

Founder and president of the Media Research Center, Mr. Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America. Established in 1987, the MRC has made “media bias” a household term.

He is the author of the books Collusion: How The Media Stole the 2012 Election And How to Stop Them From Doing It In 2016 (with Tim Graham), Whitewash: What the Media Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton, but Conservatives Will (also with Tim Graham), and Weapons of Mass Distortion: The Coming Meltdown of the Liberal Media.

He is also the publisher of CNSNews.com and chairman of ForAmerica.

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May 23, 2017, 11:11 PM EDT

It was big news when Roger Ailes died. Everyone in his industry acknowledged that a serious, even transcendent force in American media and politics had passed away. Without Fox News over these last 20 years, the shape of American politics would be far different. A heretofore unanimously liberal media suddenly had a counter-weight, and much to their horror, this uppity network soon has surpassed all of its rivals in cable news -- combined. The era of unchallenged liberal enlightenment was over.  Roger was accused of making American dumber, angrier, and more bigoted. But one critic really stretched reality past the breaking point: Monica Lewinsky.

May 20, 2017, 7:36 AM EDT

In January, new ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told a Television Critics Association session in Hollywood that she wanted to retool ABC programming to include more shows for Trump-voting segments of the population: men, rural America and working-class families. “If we’re talking about diversity and inclusion, I want to make sure we’re inclusive of everyone,” she declared.

In May, she broke that campaign promise like a politician, canceling the Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing,” a show appealing directly to that Trump electorate.

May 16, 2017, 10:44 PM EDT

On May 14, CNN host Fareed Zakaria offered a fiery secular Sunday sermon declaring President Trump is a “danger to American democracy,” a man guilty of “gross violations of the customs and practices of the modern American system,” and that only the news media can “keep alive the spirit of American democracy.”

On Monday, The Washington Post offered another arrogant serving of the media’s idea of “democracy” and, for that matter, "news." They loaded up a story full of anonymous “current and former U.S. government officials” with the headline, “Trump reveals secret intelligence to Russians: Highly classified information on ISIS.” 

May 13, 2017, 8:06 AM EDT

Liberals are hailing a new Hulu series called The Handmaid's Tale, based on a loopy 1985 novel by Canadian radical feminists Margaret Atwood. In this dystopian America, America is turned into a theocracy where women have been denied all rights, including to read. Liberals call it "very timely." This is why conservatives tend to laugh when liberals rail against the scourge of “fake news.” There is no faker news than the notion that America is on the precipice of a Puritan patriarchy under Donald Trump.

May 9, 2017, 10:45 PM EDT

Like Pavlov’s dogs, the liberal media salivated over the arrival of Barack Obama to receive a “Profile in Courage” award from the John F. Kennedy Library. The mythic figure returned to accept the honor in the middle of a two-hour live special on MSNBC, loaded with the usual Chris Matthews slobbering over his “American eloquence.” 

The words “mythic figure” truly apply, as another liberal historian has now underscored just how much “fake news” Obama manufactured on his way to the highest office in the land and the lucrative beyond

May 6, 2017, 7:59 AM EDT

TV comedy cannot be too harsh when directed at Donald Trump. There are no limits, and CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert has proven it. Under the rubric of corporate loyalty after the president cut an interview short with CBS host John Dickerson, mocking his show as “Deface the Nation,” Colbert called president a “prick-tator” and then suggested the only thing the president’s mouth was good for was as a “holster” for the sexual organ of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.

May 2, 2017, 11:11 PM EDT

Situational ethics define the liberal media. There is no pursuit of truth. There is only a double standard.

When Barack Obama bowed to dictators in Cuba and Iran, it was “historic” diplomacy. When Donald Trump talks up meeting with autocrats, that’s another dangerous and disgusting sign of his lack of respect for human rights.

April 29, 2017, 7:56 AM EDT

It's something most conservatives a year ago would not have imagined: the opening act of Donald Trump’s agenda in the White House contains a real whiff of Ronald Reagan. To be sure, there's plenty the Reaganites won't like -- talk of trillion-dollar federal building campaigns, taxing business at the border, etc. -- but there's plenty to applaud as well.​ Historian Craig Shirley has written another book on Reagan's political career, and he might have some thoughts on what Trump can do to succeed.

April 25, 2017, 10:55 PM EDT

The time has come for the media to pull out the artificial measuring stick of 100 days to evaluate President Trump. If they’re kind, he’ll get an I for incomplete. But it’s more likely they’ll use I-words like  inability, or incompetence, or incoherence. Whatever they say, it won’t be kind. 

But eight years ago? Eight years ago, Time’s Joe Klein graded Obama with an S, for “spectacular.” And stupendous.

April 22, 2017, 11:01 AM EDT

Fox News took Bill O’Reilly off the air after a heavy campaign to fire him led by CNN’s media unit and The New York Times. If all the charges of sexual harassment are true, his case is indefensible. That said, it’s time for his media critics to stand down. They are guilty of rank hypocrisy.

These same media outlets despised the idea that Donald Trump would drag Bill Clinton’s sexual harassment lawsuits into the presidential campaign. The Times even called it a "sexist" attack on Hillary Clinton.

April 18, 2017, 11:03 PM EDT

Leftist protesters around the country used the annual tax deadline on April 15 as an occasion to hold rallies demanding the release of President Trump’s tax returns. They could use large inflatable chickens and signs with hammers and sickles saying “Show us your rubles,” and no journalist would be offended. 

Knowing the president, this will have all the effectiveness of national rallies that demand we get transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s six-figure speeches. It’s unlikely.

April 15, 2017, 7:57 AM EDT

On April 5, The New York Times published an op-ed by retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal headlined “Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer.” McChrystal now runs a big lobbying firm, so that may be why he cares so much: he’s a gun for hire. So how does the general think PBS makes us “safer,” and from what? The answer: commercialism.

But PBS isn't making us safer from suicide bombers. It's teaching the need to sympathize with them.

 

 

April 11, 2017, 10:50 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton has granted her first interview since losing the election. It came on April 6 at the Women In The World conference, organized by leftist editor Tina Brown. Clinton was introduced by comedian Samantha Bee. On cue, as expected, she genuflected. "You deserve to hear it 100 times — it should have been you!”

Clinton was interviewed by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who complained: "A man who bragged about sexual assault won the election, and with 53 percent of the white women's vote. How is it that in the 21st century -- what does it say about the challenges that one faces in women's empowerment, that in effect, misogyny won with a lot of women voters?”

April 8, 2017, 8:01 AM EDT

The president’s daughter answered Gayle King on CBS This Morning like a politician: “If being complicit means wanting to be a force for good and wanting to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit.” Hours later, CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert pulled out a dictionary and read the “illegal/wrongdoing” definition and mocked Ivanka, that it’s like saying “If being a Nazi means fighting for civil rights, then yeah, I’m a huge Nazi!” 

In response to the idea that Ivanka will be her father’s “eyes and ears,” feminist TBS host Samantha Bee cracked that the First Daughter will be “spending a lot of time staring at her own boobies.” 

April 4, 2017, 11:57 PM EDT

Eli Lake at Bloomberg News reported on April 3 that President Trump’s lawyers discovered it was Obama’s former national security adviser Susan Rice who “requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign.”

 Susan Rice, at the center of another scandal? Yes, and she’s lying about it on TV again. On the “PBS NewsHour” on March 22, anchor Judy Woodruff introduced the interview by telling viewers she asked Rice about whether Trump's team “may have been swept up in surveillance of foreigners at the end of the Obama administration.”  Rice protested "I know nothing about this."

April 1, 2017, 7:29 AM EDT

One might think that Fortune magazine would want to keep a sober reputation as a magazine for business executives. Then they made fools of themselves. They came out with a list of 50 “Greatest World Leaders,” and on that list was once-a-week, late-night TBS “comedy” scold Samantha Bee. 

It’s one thing when a news magazine is hunting for cultural influencers, and the Left always picks their favorite people, whether or not they actually sway anyone outside the liberal bubble. But the fiercely feminist Full Frontal hostess isn’t a “leader,” unless you mean she’s one of America’s greatest Trump-era producers of rage and bitterness. 

March 28, 2017, 11:11 PM EDT

On March 16, a 14-year-old girl was pushed into a boys’ bathroom at Rockville (Maryland) High School and raped by two other students during school hours. Police arrested two freshmen who recently arrived from Central America – 18-year-old Henry Sanchez and 17-year-old Jose Montano. Sanchez, a Guatemalan, has a pending “alien-removal” case against him. Montano, from El Salvador, was a minor, so his immigration status was not released. 

The Washington Post reported, “The two took turns holding the girl down and sexually assaulting her as she cried out, fought back and repeatedly told them to stop, according to police affidavits filed in court.”

March 25, 2017, 7:45 AM EDT

In the stunned aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, America healed in part by tuning in to Saturday Night Live, just a few miles from the wreckage of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. We all felt like New Yorkers and like Pentagon employees after radical Islamic terrorists killed more than 3,000 Americans by hijacking four airplanes. 

Now, many years later, the American Civil Liberties Union is demonstrating their bizarre definition of “civil liberties” by complaining that the 9/11 terrorists are not having their civil rights respected. “Will the 9/11 Defendants Ever Get a Fair Trial?” Most Americans wonder why anyone responsible for 9/11 is still breathing. But guess who supports that radical take? Stars of Saturday Night Live.

March 21, 2017, 10:58 PM EDT

The defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is long past overdue. No president, including Ronald Reagan, seriously pushed an immediate winding down of this corrupt and outdated waste of taxpayer funds. Who would have ever imagined that Donald Trump would be the first to do this? 

His first budget takes that step, not just to save of ton of taxpayer money ($450 million is a lot of money), but to establish a principle about our leftist media. It’s simply not appropriate for the federal government to fund Democratic propaganda badly disguised as “news.” 

March 18, 2017, 8:12 AM EDT

Just as the liberal “news” media have doubled down on fierce liberal activism since the Trump inauguration,  so too is Hollywood pushing that leftist agenda. Variety celebrates the crusade -- that is what this is -- in an article headlined “TV Gets Woke: How Scripted Series Are Confronting Social Issues Like Never Before.”

It is not that Hollywood should be political, it is that the industry must be political. Even the sitcoms need to be political.