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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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FX’s KGB Spy Drama Set in Reagan ‘80s, The Americans, Returns Tonight

Brent Baker
March 16th, 2016 6:04 PM
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Video Flashback: Nancy Reagan with Mike Wallace in 1975

Brent Baker
March 11th, 2016 1:15 PM
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FNC’s Watters Discovers People Abducted By Aliens Back Trump

Brent Baker
March 8th, 2016 1:46 PM

Two Days in Row, Wash Post Runs Stories on ‘Ethics’ of Scalia’s Trip

Brent Baker
February 19th, 2016 1:43 PM
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Saturday Night Funny Video: Oblivious Local News Anchors

Brent Baker
January 31st, 2016 12:48 AM
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NBC’s Holt Frets to Hillary Clinton: ‘Do You Get Your Feelings Hurt?’

Brent Baker
January 29th, 2016 8:29 PM
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Rare Pro-Life Message in Prime Time: ‘Does This Look Like Few Cells?’

Brent Baker
January 24th, 2016 8:21 PM
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Saturday Night Funny Video: Congrats North Korea on Hydrogen Bomb!

Brent Baker
January 10th, 2016 12:38 AM
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CNN’s Cooper Lets Slip: White House Press Corps ‘Agrees’ With Obama

Brent Baker
January 9th, 2016 8:52 PM

Book on 41 Hostile to Reagan and Blames Gingrich for ‘Ugly’ Politics

Brent Baker
January 3rd, 2016 10:24 AM

How Cozy: Obama Campaign to NYT to WSJ to USA Today and Now to CBS

Brent Baker
December 30th, 2015 10:55 PM
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Mainstream Media Scream: July-Decenber 2015 Archive

Brent Baker
December 28th, 2015 3:25 PM
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Trump ‘Attacking Bill Clinton’ Exasperates NBC’s Andrea Mitchell

Brent Baker
December 28th, 2015 2:29 AM
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Lump of Coal from Steve Hayes, Puts Media at Top of His ‘Naughty List’

Brent Baker
December 26th, 2015 12:56 PM
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Christmas Shopping Funny Video: ‘As Seen on TV’ Products

Brent Baker
December 24th, 2015 12:00 AM

USA Today Reporter Announces He’s Decided to Buy a Handgun

Brent Baker
December 22nd, 2015 4:08 PM
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Chuck Todd Smears Scalia: ‘I Couldn’t Help But Think of Al Campanis’

Brent Baker
December 13th, 2015 2:38 PM

ABC’s Gibson Declares There’s Nothing to Benghazi or Hillary's E-Mails

Brent Baker
November 18th, 2015 8:14 PM

FX’s Fargo Shows Reagan Bringing Man to Tears with Inspiring Speech

Brent Baker
November 16th, 2015 8:08 PM
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FX’s Fargo: ‘Wouldn’t Be Dignified’ to Shake Ronald Reagan’s Hand

Brent Baker
November 9th, 2015 7:14 PM