Brent Bozell is the Founder and President of the Media Research Center
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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NBC “News” is perfectly demonstrating why the American people distrust the media’s professed belief in facts, or its supposed approach of holding a story until they have enough documented evidence. The latest shameless exhibit? Championing former Apprentice star and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new “tell all” book claiming Donald Trump is a racist and a bigot. She claims that she has heard a tape recording (which she did not produce) that Trump said the “N-word” on the set of his NBC reality show.
The Political Correctness Police, starting with perpetually victimized GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and a group called “50/50 by 2020," are trying to impose quotas on everything Hollywood does. They are part of an open letter signed by titans of the Hollywood Left demanding an “unprecedented cultural moment.” They demand the entertainment elite “use its power to improve the lives of trans people by changing America’s understanding of who trans people are.”
NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell is celebrating 40 years with NBC News and appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to discuss the milestone. Host Trevor Noah suggested the killings of five reporters in Annapolis could be laid at President Trump’s door (he wasn’t joking). Mitchell demurred, but denounced Trump for calling the media the “enemy of the people.”
Pro basketball legend LeBron James was interviewed on CNN Tonight on July 30. Host Don Lemon warmly congratulated him for opening a school for 240 at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. If only it could end there, focused just on that. But you knew it wouldn’t. Because as they say, “this.... is CNN." So it was expected that Lemon would encourage James to trash President Trump, because that’s what CNN does, hour by hour, minute by minute.
On July 26, the news and documentary Emmy Award nominations were announced, and PBS topped the list with 45 nominations. CBS led the broadcast networks with 31 nods, followed by ABC with 20. CNN and HBO each received 22 nominations. The Fox News Channel, which leads in cable-news viewership year after year after year, had none. Raise your hand if you're surprised.
In the long hot summer of television, gun control hasn’t been a big issue in the news media, which is not acceptable to its rabid cousins in the world of entertainment. Take for example, a show called The Bold Type, that airs on Freeform about young women working at a magazine in New York City. Two roommates and workmates who get into an argument. Jane finds out Sutton (who comes from rural Pennsylvania) has a shotgun in the apartment. Jane lectures Sutton that “half the country knows that our lawmakers are bought by the NRA and think that gun ownership is barbaric.” At the episode’s end, Sutton actually melts down her shotgun to make earrings.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul sent the media into another meltdown on July 23 when he called on President Trump to revoke the security clearance of Obama's CIA director, John Brennan. He charged Brennan "monetized" his privileges by becoming an on-air analyst for NBC and MSNBC. That doesn’t even count Brennan’s speaking fees.
CBS’s pay-cable Showtime channel is the latest backer of con artist/”comedian” Sacha Baron Cohen’s performance art, as in the movies Borat and Bruno. It’s a new TV show called Who Is America? and is designed, as usual, to mock Americans – mostly conservatives -- as gullible and stupid.
The New York Times Magazine devoted nearly 6,000 words on July 15 to Michael Avenatti, the Trump-trashing lawyer representing porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had sex with Donald Trump. How is he worthy of so much attention?This man is running a one-man show trafficking in anti-Trump propaganda.
No one is more upset about Trump’s second Supreme Court nomination than the liberal media....unless it's the entertainment elites in Hollywood and Manhattan. These liberals couldn’t see the flagrant hypocrisy surrounding their sentences as they unloaded their fear and loathing of Brett Kavanaugh on television and Twitter.
The one guarantee about Trump appointing Judge Brett Kavanaugh is that the Democrats, fueled by their mindless street mobs, will try to destroy him. It’s how Democrats behave. It is not how the “news” media should behave. Is there anyone who disputes that? But it is how they will comport themselves, because they are one with their Democrat brothers and sisters.
In the liberal mind, the way to prove you value something is by funding it with taxpayer money. So if you love journalism, you take taxpayer money and give it to journalists. It is a sacred mantra of the Left that corporate funding of media inevitably results in a pro-corporate media bias. Consistency would dictate that government funding of media would lead to a pro-government bias. Not in New Jersey. The idea of the press as a check and a balance on government has just been placed on the Jersey Turnpike and squashed to pieces.
You can count on CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter to stay true to the trash-Trump parade. At the liberal Aspen Ideas Festival, he interviewed Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron. Stelter claimed to speak for the crowd when he began with the question “Are we living through a national emergency? And if so, how in the heck should journalists be covering it that way?”
The late-night hosts hate Donald Trump, so the idea that they would make friendly alliances shouldn’t be shocking. But as we’ve come to understand, in today’s world anything that reflects negatively on this president becomes “news.” So when Stephen Colbert at CBS called up Jimmy Kimmel at NBC and Conan O’Brien at TBS for a joint mockery of Trump, the liberal media jazzed up its importance as "Historic."
The “news” you see at night on broadcast television is defined by what “outrage” has been perpetrated by President Donald Trump. Last week, ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted an enormous chunk of their air time to illegal-immigrant parents being separated from their children by federal agents – 128 minutes, or almost half of their total nightly air time, not including commercials. But from January 1 through June 22, the networks have only mustered 32 minutes between them on the war in Afghanistan, barely 10 minutes each.
CNN host Van Jones, the former Obama White House aide, interviewed NBC late-night host Seth Meyers with the usual reverence that liberals offer to comedians of the Resistance. “You are doing a phenomenal service to the country,” Jones gushed. “You are an icon, a legend.” But the best comedy in this interview came when Jones asked about the jesters lining up against Trump.
Barack Obama is swaggering around in his post-presidency, claiming he didn’t really have any scandals as president. In February, he said we “didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us.” This only means shamelessness can seem like a winning tactic. In May, he repeated “I didn't have scandals, which seems like it shouldn't be something you brag about.”
Feminists who embrace the "right" to abortion – the right to destroy an unborn life on a woman’s demand at any point in pregnancy – just will not accept they are powerful enough in Hollywood. Abortion scenes in TV and the movies need to be more “educational” and end the “stigma” of violence against babies, such as being torn to pieces and feeling the pain of being chemically burned to pieces. Both things have been proven true after the 20-week period, yet it remains a "stigma" against their mothers.
Anyone who walks past a newsstand knows that Time magazine hates Donald Trump. In 2016, they pictured his orange face melting on the cover, and then months later, that cover face melted into an orange puddle. They considered it unthinkable that he would win. Then once he won, two different covers imagined an endangered Trump in the middle of a raging storm.
What is it about our entertainment elites that makes them think they are so much wiser than everyone else? Why do they seem to think that comedians like Samantha Bee and Trump impersonators like Alec Baldwin are going to save America with their rants?