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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A new survey of college students by the liberal-leaning Knight Foundation shows the future of the First Amendment doesn't look so bright in America. It found 41 percent said "hate speech" should not be protected by the Constitution. Only 58 percent thought it should. In fact, a 2017 survey out of UCLA found that out of 1,500 college students who were asked whether "hate speech" is protected by the First Amendment, only 39 percent correctly said yes. The Thought Police are gaining ground.
Two videos mocking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were hot topics heading into Memorial Day weekend. One distorted and slowed down a Pelosi speech at the Center for American Progress to create the impression she was drunk. The other one was an edited package of Pelosi’s very real verbal blunders and stammers that aired on Fox Business.
Actor Jeff Daniels is lecturing the racist pro-Trump "mob" is devaluing decency and honesty. It’s a little rich when the Hollywood Left itself as the guardian of decency and respect and honesty. They all lined up with Bill Clinton in 1998, and nobody in their company rewrote a literary classic to lecture him on ethics, honesty, and decency.
Best-selling author and talk-radio star Mark Levin has another terrific new book that debuted at number one on the charts. The media habitually ignore Levin's books -- no New York Times reviews, no TV interviews, nothing -- and it must drive them insane that he still sells 1 million copies. But this one's is called Unfreedom of the Press, and this one's a direct shot at them, so some may find it impossible to resist a response. One already has, and in so doing explains why Levin chose to unload on her profession.
Alabama passed a bill outlawing almost all abortions, and the Hollywood Left is furious. Barbra Streisand lamented "The retrograde Alabama criminalizes abortion even in the case of rape and incest. Voted for overwhelmingly by GOP men. Handmaid’s Tale from the GOP."
The Washington Post is on a power trip again, high on the possibilities of ruining some more Republicans, like Woodward and Bernstein repealing the Nixon landslide in those golden days of Watergate. They are goading the Democrats from the hard left for contempt citations, impeachments, and even jail time.
Meghan McCain says conservative things on television -- especially calling out the Left for anti-Semitism, saying the Democrats may be echoing Britain's Labour Party soon -- and so now she's getting thrown under the bus. On NBC's Late Night, Seth Meyers interviewed McCain, and tried to shame her televised remarks taking on radical Rep. Ilhan Omar. Criticizing Omar was "unfair" and even endangering her safety.
When it comes to Trump, the media elites relish capturing and promoting every spoonful of Republican internal warfare, savoring every dollop of any Republican who trashes Trump behind his back. If it was the McCains and Flakes who publicly denounced him publicly on Capitol Hill, that was covered. If they're nameless and faceless? That's news, too. But when Democrats start ripping each other, they see it as Ma and Pa having a fight and hide it shamelessly.
Failed Comedy Central host Jordan Klepper bragged to an audience that the Clintons had the "guts" to put a comedian on stage with them in the nation's capital, unlike the White House Correspondents Dinner. He was the paid jester to the Bill and Hillary stage show. No "guts" were necessary.
The liberal subscribers of The Washington Post adored the latest grand ruling from the paper's "Fact Checker," Glenn Kessler. He asserts President Trump has just crossed the threshhold of "10,000 false or misleading claims." Kessler did a round of interviews with delighted anchors on CNN and MSNBC.
Imagine taking your family to Easter Sunday services to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, when – bam! – a psychopathic suicide bomber blows the church to pieces. But the Democrats didn't mourn Christians. They called them "Easter worshippers." If a conservative called a Muslim a "Ramadan worshipper," he'd be denounced as uneducated.
The Mueller Report is out, and Donald Trump’s summary got it right: “no collusion, no obstruction.” Mueller could also have labeled him the next iteration of St. Teresa but it still wouldn’t have made a lick of difference. The left wants him impeached -- period.
Shortly after the tragic sight of Notre Dame Cathedral going up in flames in Paris, as crowds watched and sang “Ave Maria,” historian Victor Davis Hanson put our modern times in perspective. “It’s going to be very hard in our society to ever build a cathedral again, much less to repair them, because we don't believe in what they represented. And it's ironic, because we don't like the past. We are at war with the past. We tear down monuments. We don't build cathedrals. We erase names.”
The Pulitzer Prizes are just another way the anti-Trump media congratulate themselves as doing the Lord’s work (if only they believed in Him). Just look at the list of judges, most from top brands: the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, ProPublica, and of course, the Columbia Journalism School, which runs the whole racket. All are squarely on the left.
One of strangest developments in today’s internet culture is how website dictionaries, which one might presume to be objective, have dabbled in “woke” leftist politics as a way of drawing clicks. USA Today reporter Jessica Guynn, who explains her job is to explore how the digital world can “amplify bias and widen disparities,” delighted in reporting how the term “white fragility” has been added to dictionaries to describe whites having a "defensive, wounded, angry, or dismissive response to evidence of racism."
The Hollywood Reporter performed a poll on the news media, and the finding is still unexpected and shocking to some. The headline was “Americans Think All Network News Channels Lean Liberal, Poll Finds.” Common sense has won. Can we dispose with the ridiculous fiction that the network news product is objective, strictly balanced, and nonpartisan?
The conversion of Abby Johnson – from one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in America to pro-life leader – sounds like the kind story line that would never make its way into the movie theater. But it has. Unplanned debuted on March 29 in 1,059 theaters and grossed $6.1 million on its opening weekend, double the commercial expectations. It received an “A+” CinemaScore from audiences.
The Democrat-media complex has suddenly decided that Joe Biden has a creepiness problem. Why now? Why not when he was Vice President for eight years? Does anyone remember the allegedly fierce White House press corps pelting the press secretary with questions, asking when Obama would tell his understudy to stop putting his hands on women – and little girls, too – and putting his face uncomfortably close to theirs?
Social-media accounts have been whirring in outrage since it was discovered that Barbra Streisand had demonstrated such extreme sympathy for the late Michael Jackson that she ran down the men accusing him of sexually abusing them as young children. Streisand dismisses Jackson’s pedophilia thusly: “His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.'' She even put the word “molested” in scare quotes.
The psychedelic balloon of liberal hope in Robert Mueller is no more. It started to leak helium months ago, and some liberals worried that his final conclusions might be... “disappointing.” They wanted Mueller to deliver the goods, the evidence of collusion. This would not make Donald Trump an ordinary run-of -the-mill felon. This would make him complicit in an effort to subvert the federal government. Donald Trump would be a traitor. What a pound full of sick puppies.