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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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press event with the gangsta-rapper/mogul Jay-Z, and announced his company Roc Nation will take the lead in selecting the league’s live entertainment programming and advise on its “social justice” initiatives. Jay-Z once backed Kaepernick’s crusade, but now proclaimed the whole kneeling thing was yesterday’s news. “I think we’re past kneeling,” he said. It wasn’t hard to predict that the nation’s enlightened sports writers were going to erupt volcanically over this deal.
On her weekly Sinclair TV show Full Measure on August 18, former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson interviewed pollster Scott Rasmussen about journalists’ standing in the public square. They’re about as trusted as Wikipedia, the website considered so unreliable that school teachers often tell students they can’t cite them as a source for their research papers. Only 38 percent said national political coverage is accurate and reliable, while 42 percent said it was not.
Public schools are reopening for business across America, meaning it’s time to get back to reading, writing, arithmetic….and revolution. As usual in matters such as these, California is leading the way. On the first day of classes at Denair Middle School near Modesto a science teacher handed out worksheets from a transgender advocacy group titled “The Gender Unicorn” asking students about their “gender identity,” “gender expression,” and their sexual and emotional attractions.
On August 12, The New York Times published what The New York Times does best: a smear of conservatives, attaching them to a national travesty. This time it was “How the El Paso Killer Echoed the Incendiary Words of Conservative Media Stars.” Online, it was illustrated by screen captures including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Boris Epshteyn of the Sinclair TV stations.
The “gender reveal” has become a growing phenomenon in the world of social media. When expectant parents discover the gender of their unborn baby, they make a big announcement revealing the baby’s sex, with cakes and balloons and even pyrotechnics. It’s a celebration of life, a desire to share the joyous news of the little boy or girl. Ah, but there’s the rub. A boy or a girl. In today’s perverted culture this is wrong… very wrong.
The first question on everyone’s lips was: Why? Why did that El Paso monster murder 20 and injure another 26? What could explain this evil? It didn’t take long to discover that the shooter had a four-page “manifesto” proclaiming “this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” And just like that it was Trump’s fault. The Democrats and their leftist friends in the press are blaming Trump personally. They have declared as fact that his rhetoric about immigrants had directly to violence… and death.
FoxNews.com featured two entirely different takes the morning after the second CNN presidential debate. Two highly respected pundits, one Democrat and one Republican, came away with amazingly differing conclusions, based not on the party lines but on professional debate analysis. Reporters can also come to opposing conclusions. Everyone in politics has a bias.
There is clearly a method in Donald Trump’s Twitter madness. He attacked Rev. Al Sharpton as a "con man" who "hates whites and cops." This caused leading Democrats to rush to Twitter to defend Sharpton as a lifelong leader in "civil rights" and whitewashed his hateful, hoaxster past. That's just the way his NBC bosses describe him. Who, precisely, is enabling racial hatred?
You follow the antics of AOC and the so-called "Squad" of hers and you wonder if the Left has lost its mind. Your instincts are correct. And if it's any comfort to them, they're not alone. In fact there are even loonier elements loose among the elites.
Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress was painted as the Super Bowl of scandal hearings. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie gushed 36 hours before the event that “We are drawing closer tonight to what may be the most anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill in a decade.” And then the testimony happened. By the lunch break, even MSNBC was crestfallen. Mueller "sucked the life out of the report."
In the most liberal cities in America, the goal of maximum “inclusion” often requires an energetic scrubbing of language, especially on terms of gender. This week, the Berkeley City Council voted to amend its municipal code to achieve maximum sensitivity to the ever-increasing demands of the gender-smashing Left.
The radical fringe of the Left came to Philadelphia last weekend to the annual “Netroots Nation” conference. If ever there were an event that was ripe for parody, this was it. Yet you didn’t hear any negative coverage of this event from the broadcast networks. ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS ignored it, while others worked to make these watermelon-aborting fanatics look as normal as they could.
If you're a liberal, what's more fun than watching the liberal press trash conservatives seven days a week? How about watching the entertainment media mock conservatives for complaining about all this abuse? CBS-owned Showtime has created a Trump-blasting cartoon called Our Cartoon President, reminiscent of that Li'l Bush cartoon bashing George W. Bush that Comedy Central made while he was in office. It’s just another dose of ongoing therapy for liberals who feel oppressed because Trump is president.
It’s fair to say that a week doesn’t go by where President Trump doesn’t want to be the center of attention. That being the case, he must be well-satisfied by events leading up to the Fourth of July. But he succeeded in creating another full-blown media panic about democracy eroding, and civilian control of the military collapsing, all because the president is behaving like a dictator. The “news” manufacturers wanted us to know Trump was bending the national holiday into a celebration of his own love of self.
Liberals are loudly denouncing President Trump for his plans to insert himself into Fourth of July festivities in the nation’s capital, He’s announced he’ll deliver a speech, as if that is unique, and provide tanks for the parade, as if that’s controversial. And so they compare Trump to Kim Jong Un. But then there are others who are using this anniversary to take it in the opposite direction. Those same leftists are using the celebration of our nation to attack her.
CNN marked the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday week with a one-hour special called State of Hate: The Explosion of White Supremacy. These people pledge allegiance in their marketing to “Facts First,” but on what factual basis is there an “explosion of white supremacy” in America? CNN will deny it, of course, but at the end of the day, they don’t see much difference between white supremacists and Trump Nation.
One reason many Americans don’t trust those “fact checker” websites is because to know them is to see right through their incessant liberal worldview. These impartial arbiters of truth routinely defend Democrats as being “Mostly True” on everything, while savaging Republicans as just the opposite. It's not just Trump, mind you. It's Cruz, and Santorum, and Gingrich, and pretty much anyone who challenges liberal orthodoxy. So it was maddening that NBC News put its “fact checker” Jane Timm on the first Democrat debate, who then proclaimed on their “NBC News Now” live-stream that “we had a pretty clean debate.”
On June 21, New York magazine published a shocking cover story, an excerpt from the new book by author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, titled What Do We Need Men For? Carroll described suffering a sexual assault in a Bergdorf Goodman department store dressing room. The alleged assailant is named Donald Trump. When did this occur? She vaguely guesses it “has to be in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996” because of what they were wearing.
Oberlin College in Ohio has devolved into one of academe’s most infamous examples of political correctness. Now Oberlin’s administration is being punished in a very significant way for a very significant offense, and it’s about time. It has taken political correctness to an abusive extreme. The Wall Street Journal opinion section headline summed it up: “Oberlin Pays for Smearing the Town Grocer.” They have been ordered to pay $44 million in damages to Gibson’s Food Market and Bakery.
Just like its star, the showboating anti-Trumper Jorge Ramos, Univision cannot simply act like a “news” network. It’s a left-wing lobbying operation badly disguised as a “news” outlet. It’s one thing to slant the news. It’s another to enter the policy arena and fight for the left-wing agenda – in the courts, no less.