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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On her way out of office, Rep. Katie Hill was honored by the media elites for giving a podium-pounding farewell address claiming she was victimized by a sexist double standard. This was downright bizarre, when anyone with some experience in Washington can cite careers ended by sex scandals -- Republicans like Sen. Larry Craig, or Rep. Mark Foley, or Rep. Christopher Lee, and most recently, Democrat Sen. Al Franken. Hill was the pioneering female in this parade. It proved there wasn’t a double standard.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that Twitter will no longer accept political advertising on his platform. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” he tweeted. Let’s stipulate from the outset that Twitter should have that right. Let’s also stipulate that Twitter’s hundreds of millions of users can and should erupt against this policy.
One of the strangest things about liberals is how they think getting arrested is some kind of achievement. Take Jane Fonda, who at the tender age of 81 is still ranting against capitalist America ruining the world. Only this time, the issue is “climate change” instead of the Cold War. “Hanoi Jane” infamously sat behind a communist anti-aircraft gun in Vietnam in 1972, and today, one could imagine her aiming her big gun at commercial aircraft ruining the planet with their notorious carbon emissions.
The successful U.S. military campaign to bring swift justice to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is clearly a big, big victory for America. Rather than surrender, the world’s most wanted terrorist tugged on a suicide vest and blew himself to pieces. He made sure the blast killed his three children, too. The media coverage could be easily predicted. Straight news has disappeared. Absolutely everything needs to be put through a political filter.
Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla have created a new documentary on the subject of free speech on campus called “No Safe Spaces.” Prager announces near the outset that a Pew Research Center survey found 49 percent of college students do not support free speech if it’s designated as “hate speech.” He asked, “Do you know how moronic that is? The issue of free speech doesn’t apply to love speech. Nobody ever threatened love speech.”
CNN host Jim Sciutto was mocked for tweeting two months ago, “Let’s please ban the word ‘narrative’ from our discussion of the news and this president. There is only one version of the facts and the truth. Full stop.”
CNN is about the last stop where you’ll find what Sciutto demands of the news media. Full stop.
One of the most interesting parts of the CNN Democrat debate this week had nothing to do with the debates. It came during a commercial break. The Washington Post bought commercial time -- which isn’t shocking, since the Democrats are the paper’s natural subscriber base. It’s how they promoted themselves that was truly jaw-dropping.
The partisans at The Washington Post pretended in a front-page “news” article on Sunday that somehow President Trump was losing his marbles in “rage,” going “beyond his often-untethered bounds.” Post readers were supposed to be highly disturbed about his mental state when he held a raucous rally in Minneapolis and said supposedly crazy things like the Democrats are carrying out “a brazen attempt to overthrow our government.” What is this attempt to impeach and remove Trump, if not an overthrow of the president?
The National Basketball Association found itself in the middle of a political firestorm of its own making when the Houston Rockets' general manager tweeted something simple and admirable: “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong.” The NBA’s first statement was cowardly. It began “We recognize that the views expressed by…Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable.” Morey buckled and deleted his tweet.
The NBA then went overseas to grovel.
Politico posted a curious headline the other day. “News anchors fight back against GOP senators’ refusal to condemn Trump.” Is it really news at this point that “news anchors” are fighting the GOP? A better question might be: What took so long? Republicans accomplish nothing by appearing on MSNBC and CNN other than to give them some notion of nonpartisan credibility, something they manifestly don't deserve.
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles made a confession the other day. “I banned a book,” he wrote. “Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year. Like celebrating Arbor Day by cutting down a tree.”
CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy is warning the public about a “right-wing media machine” that has demonstrated “zero willingness to abide by any traditional rules of engagement.” That shameless “machine” opposing Trump’s impeachment and removal is, of course, Fox News, talk radio, conservative websites, and an “army of trolls” on the Internet. He's too young to remember what CNN did to trash Clinton's opponents during the last impeachment process in 1998.
The grotesque nature of abortion and the industry that profits from it is routinely hidden by the national press beneath a gauzy layer of rhetorical blather about a “woman’s right to choose.” It’s drummed into the public daily: Abortion is a precious civil right, a sacrament of feminism, never a death, let alone a murder. Look no further than the discovery of more than 2,200 dead babies in the Indiana garage of a recently deceased abortionist named Ulrich Klopfer.
In advance of the United Nations “Climate Action Summit” on September 23, leftists are actively practicing their faith. Man has despoiled the Earth, and now must…confess to the Earth? Confess your ecological sins to plants? Confess to NBC News?
On September 15, The New York Times ran a long Sunday Review article by its reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly promoting their new book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.” The book could be titled “Bitter Tears for Leftists.” You knew it was going to happen. Just as they cannot concede that Trump won the presidency, so too Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is something that liberals refuse to accept.
It's a fallacy to suggest that in the news media, business trumps politics. CNN and MSNBC’s dismal ratings are in direct proportion to their deliberate decision to embrace far-left anti-Trumpism. The same holds true for Hollywood, except in their case it’s not just anti-Trumpism that excites. The hatred is deeper. They are committed to levels of anti-Christian bigotry never before seen in their industry. There’s no discernible market demand for this bigotry, but it’s the mindset of the industry that believes Christianity must be insulted at every opportunity.
Think of the media’s daily disgust with President Trump patting himself on the back. Then watch something like 60 Minutes aerobically praising their own genius in an hour-long episode, celebrating the career of its retiring correspondent Steve Kroft. Not only did Lesley Stahl toast Kroft for an hour for his allegedly fascinating interviews and brilliant writing style, she remembered that when Kroft arrived 30 years ago, “giants roamed the halls.” CBS. Legends in their own minds.
The Hollywood Left isn’t a fraction as tolerant of differing opinions as it likes to pretend. They can’t stand conservatives, and they especially can’t stand public supporters of President Trump. The latest example began when The Hollywood Reporter declared that President Trump would appear at a Beverly Hills re-election fundraiser on September 17. The stars of NBC’s rebooted gay-agitprop sitcom Will & Grace announced a new blacklist. It didn't go well for them.
The Washington Post caused an uproar inside the media when it reported Joe Biden had told a “moving but false” war story at a campaign stop in Hanover, New Hampshire on August 23. He told 400 people he’d been asked to travel to Konar province in Afghanistan to recognize the heroism of a Navy captain, but the captain protested that he didn’t deserve it. Almost nothing in this story was accurate.