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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Our media elites arrogantly lecture about our democracy being undermined by robotic propaganda, but do they ever listen to themselves talk about the Democrats? Somehow, they think their robotic propaganda is just telling the “truth.” The press came to witness the Senate impeachment trial, and Adam Schiff had them at “hello. Did you know he's the second coming of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg?
The impeachment trial of Donald Trump should begin with an indictment of the media. The alleged crime committed by President Trump revolves around his request that the president of Ukraine investigate the shady business dealings of Hunter Biden with a corrupt Ukrainian oil and gas company. That investigation might have been unnecessary had the news media chosen to do what they're supposed to be doing: investigative journalism.
Just ten months ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed that impeachment of Donald Trump would not happen unless “there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.” The House vote to impeach Trump was the dictionary definition of partisan – not a single Republican voted yes. There is nothing compelling and overwhelming here. But MSNBC and kthe rest of the pro-impeachment media are heavily invested in describing impeachment as wonderful and "almost religious."
The most abused adjective in political reporting is the label “centrist.” It should tell you everything about the politician. Unfortunately it tells us far more about those applying the label. Reporters call Democrats "centrist" when they have an American Conservative Union score of five percent. This tells you where journalists are located on the political spectrum. It's not in the "mainstream."
Ricky Gervais, the perpetually snarky British comedian, set social media on fire after he mocked arrogant Hollywood in his opening monologue as host of the Golden Globe Awards. “You’re in no position to lecture the public -- about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.” Everything that followed only underlined his point about celebrities being educated.
In the wake of Qasem Soleamani's death, CNN host Brian Stelter insisted patriotism is defined by tough questions. There’s nothing wrong with skeptical questions. But why is it impossible to celebrate blowing up the man responsible for the deaths of untold thousands, including over 600 Americans? And why do they so often fail to muster that same sort of skeptical questioning for the tyrants and thugs opposing American interests? Theirs is a long, sordid history of offering unchallenged platforms and even buttery sympathy to our enemies.
Hollywood loves taking apart conservatives. So when presented with the idea of men in the highest reaches of the conservative media sexually harassing women at the office, it was manna from heaven. You’ll not find a ripped-from-the-headlines TV dramatization of Harvey Weinstein's predations. There's no hellish-office movie on the sexual abuses of Matt Lauer at NBC, or Charlie Rose at CBS. There is only Bombshell, a fictionalized account of the hostile sexist atmosphere at Fox News.
The secular media greet Christmas as a shopping season, and not as a special time for Christianity. They can devote hours of December "news" on which hot toys or gadgets would make great gifts, but not to segments on Christ and his birth. The same applies to the persecution of Christians. The apathy shown by the pro-"human rights" media here is appalling.
Whenever a force on the cultural left flaps its wings, it is saluted. In the rare occasion that the entity advances the cultural right, it's slammed, or ignored. But that's not necessarily how America sees it, thanks to social media that has done an end run around the press and told the truth. The left still dominates in the cultural space, but it no longer enjoys a monopoly. Let's look at the cultural winners and losers of 2019
The war on Christmas marches on. Secularists -- let's say it: atheists -- are leaving no stone unturned. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch said “Merry Christmas” in an interview on Fox & Friends. Leftists pounced, complaining this was a “talking point for the GOP.” Hollywood sees that old-time religion as a relentless nightmare of oppression. Christmas makes them want to tear the roof off of a Nativity set. So they vent through entertainment television.
When the Washington Post infamously posted the motto “Democracy Dies in Darkness” on its masthead after Donald Trump was elected, it was implicit -- oh, sure, they'll deny it -- that Trump was the enemy of democracy, and of “light,” or transparency. So it was sadly poetic that after the House Democrats rammed through such an incredibly partisan impeachment vote – without a single Republican voting Aye – Washington Post reporters posted a photograph on Twitter celebrating with beers.
The Pew Research Center, firmly ensconced inside the liberal establishment, has a new poll that worries them sick. (Perhaps not as much as the new USA Today survey that shows Trump now defeating every single Democrat opponent.)When asked about the ethical standards of the media, 31 percent of Republicans chose “very low” ethical standards, and another 48 percent picked “low.” Among Democrats, ten percent chose “very high” ethical standards and 53 percent selected “high.”
A few weeks back on Life, Liberty & Levin, Rep. Devin Nunes boasted about his memo on FISA abuse: “And what we really find out now? Everything that we said at that time was 100 percent accurate. Everything that the Democrats and the media said at the time: 100 percent inaccurate.” The IG report backs up the Nunes version of events, and confirms the Adam Schiff/media rebuttal is mostly false.
Over the last few years, journalists have responded to accusations of “Fake News” with arrogant proclamations that they are the misunderstood Guardians of Truth and Providers of Fact. But not every news story is a perfectly baked slice of Facts or Truth. Sometimes, reporters merely recount what they heard, but what they were told was wrong. Take the smearing of Richard Jewell.
A recent article in the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar featured British actress and model Jameela Jamil (now starring on NBC's The Good Place) interviewing/celebrating legendary feminist extremist Gloria Steinem. They discussed how abortions are a wonderful choice for women and pro-lifers are authoritarians, like Hitler.
The other day, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki subjected herself to a hard-hitting interview with Lesley Stahl on CBS's 60 Minutes. Stahl lectured her for allowing “harmful” or “hurtful” speech to be posted on her platform, without any fact-checking. Welcome to the latest demonstration of the traditional “news” media mercilessly pounding away at social media for having the audacity to allow dissenting information that undermines their expert narratives and authority.
ABC aired the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 24, and the big surprise was that none of the featured pop stars launched into a political diatribe about the horrors of the Trump era. The shock factor was reserved for one of the most vicious assaults on God ever projected by Hollywood.
Billionaire “news” media mogul Michael Bloomberg is running for president. How will his Bloomberg News empire cover this? Trump gets a full blast. But Bloomberg has a long-standing policy banning his reporters from investigating him or his businesses. Now he’s banning any investigation of him as a presidential candidate, along with all of this fellow Democrats! How does this not look like a massive, credibility-crippling conflict of interest?
On November 19, a House subcommittee invited Bernie Sanders-backing actor Mark Ruffalo to testify on "PFAS" chemicals. Ruffalo doesn't have a college degree in chemistry. He doesn't have a college degree in anything. But he's starring in a new movie about a lawyer suing a chemical company. That's apparently scientific expertise.
Adam Schiff’s Democrat impeachment hearings are under way – airing live all over the dial – and the liberals are quite upset that America couldn’t care less. NBC News spurred rage on Twitter for daring to admit (online) that the first two witnesses “lacked the pizzazz necessary to capture public attention.” The Washington Free Beacon posted some hilarious tweets railing against this reality. “I was so moved by their patriotic, factual testimony that I actually cried.”