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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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.
The programmers at HBO pride themselves as setting the tone for the rest of television, especially when it comes to the absence of taste. Every time HBO hits the bottom of the gutter, it finds a way to go deeper still. This time they are really headed into the gutter, and they know it. They have a new series starting June 16 about teenagers and sex and drugs called Euphoria, starring 22-year-old Zendaya, another former Disney Channel star trying to "grow up" in the eyes of Hollywood.
The first Democratic presidential debates are scheduled for NBC and MSNBC on June 26 and 27. The Comcast-owned networks have just announced a team of five moderators for the 20 candidates who are allowed to participate, or one moderator for each four contenders. Let’s review this tilted team of liberal journalists/activists.
Miley Cyrus, so far removed from her teenaged Disney Channel days, not to mention taste, was pictured licking a round white cake with the sides covered with rainbow sprinkles that read “ABORTION IS HEALTH CARE.” George Orwell, call your bakery. Perhaps there should have been a disclosure that no bakers were harmed in the creation of this cake.
The latest research on the Big Three evening newscasts by Rich Noyes at the Media Research Center proves irrational behavior. The nightly-news obsession over nonexistent Trump-Russia collusion isn't abating. It's actually growing! They cannot be shamed. That cannot be shaken by inconvenient facts. There's no collusion, no obstruction, no high crime that's impeachable. But they're tripling down on impeachment talk.
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.