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Brent Baker

Editor At Large

Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center (MRC), the publisher of NewsBusters. He’s been the central figure in the MRC’s News Analysis Division since the MRC’s 1987 founding and in 2005 spearheaded the launch of NewsBusters.

Baker oversees the selection of the award nominees and “winners” for the MRC’s “DisHonors Awards” (highlight video clips on NewsBusters), presented at an annual gala, and each week he helps the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard select a “Liberal Media Scream.” Those picks are added, on a one week delay, to NewsBusters. (Archive for 2012-2014 on MRC.org)

In 2001, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes dubbed Baker “the scourge of liberal bias.”

For 13 years he compiled and edited the daily CyberAlert e-mail and online report. In late May of 2009 the CyberAlert became an e-mail-only product based on BiasAlert postings on the MRC's Web site. BiasAlerts since early 2012. (In February 2015, the MRC discontinued posting BiasAlerts on MRC.org and began feeding the newsletter via CyberAlert posts on NewsBusters).

An avid fan of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey team, in January of 2009 the Washington Post's "DC Sports Bog" took note of Baker's attendance at a Caps game with John Kerry: "The Caps, John Kerry and a Scourge."

Baker lived in Massachusetts through high school, whereupon he fled the liberal commonwealth for George Washington University in DC and, since graduation, a life in Northern Virginia. Full bio on MRC.org.


Latest Blogs

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Lib Media Scream: ABC Lets Pelosi Say Putin ‘Has’ Something on Trump

Brent Baker
June 29th, 2020 6:33 PM
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STUDY: CNN & MSNBC Blast Trump’s Briefings, Don’t Show 13 Hours

Brent Baker
April 16th, 2020 10:05 AM
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Kimmel Checks In From Home, Calls Trump Racist, Tells Him to ‘Shut Up’

Brent Baker
March 20th, 2020 9:03 AM
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News Exec: Liberal Bias ‘Accelerating Wedge In Our Society’

Brent Baker
February 24th, 2020 3:16 AM
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Liberal Media Scream: Ex-NYT Critic Says Trump Aides Cultists, Toadies

Brent Baker
December 30th, 2019 5:05 PM

Showtime’s ‘Unauthorized Abortion of W’ Barbara Bush Sculpture

Brent Baker
December 8th, 2019 6:38 PM
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Witty Anti-Media Allegory and Joke from the Late T. Boone Pickens

Brent Baker
September 15th, 2019 1:03 AM

Dreaming Mueller Implores Dems ‘Don’t Give a Speech; You Must Impeach’

Brent Baker
July 24th, 2019 7:11 AM

Washington Post’s Tumulty Pleads for Obama to Save Nation from Trump

Brent Baker
July 20th, 2019 10:51 PM

NPR Host: Instill Fear, Say Climate Change Will Cause Human Extinction

Brent Baker
May 7th, 2019 7:45 PM
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Maher Denigrates Barr as ‘Stooge’ Taking Part in ‘High Tech Coup’

Brent Baker
March 30th, 2019 1:45 AM
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Flashback: ABC Cheered Pelosi ‘Taking Care of the Children & Country’

Brent Baker
January 3rd, 2019 2:09 AM
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Liberal Media Scream: Media Should Be ‘Celebrating’ 2020 Democrats

Brent Baker
December 31st, 2018 5:51 PM
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‘ObamaCare in Jeopardy,’ Networks Focus on Victims of Losing Insurance

Brent Baker
December 18th, 2018 10:22 AM
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Trump Talks ‘Dishonest Media,’ Stahl Cuts Him Off, He Zings Her

Brent Baker
October 14th, 2018 9:51 PM
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Trump Election Prompted Ex-NBC News Reporter to Move to Canada

Brent Baker
June 26th, 2018 12:02 AM
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‘Did You Take a New York Times Suppository This Morning?’

Brent Baker
June 20th, 2018 8:40 PM
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U.S. Official on FX’s The Americans: Reagan ‘Might Be Going Senile’

Brent Baker
April 11th, 2018 8:09 PM
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Soviet Agent, on FX’s The Americans, Calls Robert Bork a Nazi

Brent Baker
March 29th, 2018 10:04 AM
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Final Season of FX’s The Americans Tonight: Video Highlights

Brent Baker
March 28th, 2018 5:28 PM