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Right-Winger Brent Bozell Wasn't Punished for His Lies but Demands Brian Williams Be Fired

Terry Krepel | Posted 02.11.2015 | Media
Terry Krepel

If Bozell wants to set an example Williams should follow and prove that his words have meaning instead of being empty partisan attacks, he should abjectly apologize for deceiving the public for years -- Bozell has yet to speak publicly about his years-long deception -- and resign as Media Research Center president.

And the Slantie Awards Go to...

Terry Krepel | Posted 01.16.2015 | Media
Terry Krepel

Because Emmet, the star of "The Lego Movie," lived much of his life in a world where everything is awesome, he didn't have to worry about being Heathered by the Media Research Center.

If Sharyl Attkisson's Such a Fair Reporter, Why Is Right-Wing Media Defending Her?

Terry Krepel | Posted 01.20.2015 | Media
Terry Krepel

If Attkisson wasn't doing conservative-friendly things, the MRC wouldn't be so eager and desperate to defend her. If Attkisson had gone after a Republican president the way she has President Obama, Bozell and Graham would not be so effusively singing her praises.

Midterms 2014: An Extremely Brief Autopsy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.

Right-wing Media Group That Backs Limbaugh Suddenly Concerned About 'Civil Discourse'

Terry Krepel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Media
Terry Krepel

Sometimes the double standards employed by the right-wing Media Research Center are breathtaking in their blatantness.

Brent Bozell's Ghostwriter Scandal Is Just His Latest Outrage

Terry Krepel | Posted 04.25.2014 | Media
Terry Krepel

The Media Research Center has been pushing the "Tell the Truth!" mantra for years, though that didn't apply to anyone telling the truth about conservatives. It also didn't apply to the MRC itself.

The MRC's Dishonest Christie Scandal Comparison

Terry Krepel | Posted 03.16.2014 | Media
Terry Krepel

As one would expect, the Media Research Center is coming to the defense of Chris Christie over the so-called Bridgegate scandal. But its chief line of defense is utterly dishonest.

Surprise! Fox News Defends Infamous Interview

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Media

Fox News tackled its infamous interview with Reza Aslan on Wednesday. Not surprisingly, the network saw nothing wrong with it. "America Live" fill-...

Conservative Newspapers Don't Make Money

Terry Krepel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Terry Krepel

History shows that if conservative papers weren't subsidized by deep-pocketed owners, they would fail in a free market. By contrast, at least until the current paradigm shift from print to online, newspapers dismissed as "liberal" had generally been thriving -- many of them under publicly owned companies.

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Targeted By Conservative Group In Ads For 2014 Election | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is facing the first attack ads of his 2014 reelection campaign, from a conservative group...

Amanda Terkel

John Boehner Faces Conservative Fury | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative groups are furious with GOP leadership for stripping several lawmakers of spots on powerful committees after it was deemed ...

The Media Research Center's Brent Bozell Problem

Terry Krepel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Media
Terry Krepel

Even for someone prone to being so hateful in public, Brent Bozell's behavior in recent months stands out -- and particularly in the past couple of weeks -- in its viciousness and disregard for the reputation of his organization.

Conservative Writer's Crass Reaction To Anderson Cooper

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

Conservative media watcher Brent Bozell had an ugly reaction to Anderson Cooper's announcing that he is gay on Monday. After years of not publicly ...

Brent Bozell Tries to Create a Catholic Controversy... Then Throws Jews Under the Bus

Terry Krepel | Posted 08.05.2012 | Media
Terry Krepel

Bozell and the MRC have now returned to full hair-on-fire mode, trying to manufacture a controversy out of the TV broadcast networks not covering the lawsuit filed by various Catholic entities against the federal government over its contraception coverage mandate.

Brent Bozell Tries to Enlist Congress in His Vendetta Against NBC

Terry Krepel | Posted 06.24.2012 | Media
Terry Krepel

Bozell is playing partisan politics here. He wants his right-wing friends in Congress to help him harass and destroy a business, something he has been spectacularly unsuccessful at doing on his own. He's pursuing a vendetta, not justice.

Brent Bozell's Profile in Cowardice on Rush Limbaugh

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.14.2012 | Media
Terry Krepel

Why has Bozell refused to speak out in any meaningful way on Limbaugh? Does he think it's weakness for conservatives to apologize when they've clearly done wrong?

How the GOP Lost Its Mind: Rule and Ruin

Chris Ladd | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

An organization that always turns right can only move in circles, or more accurately, in an ever tightening spiral. Rule and Ruin aims to explain how the GOP came to be drawn into its accelerating tornado of extremism.

Gingrich Assailed by Conservative Press; Conservatives Blame "Liberal Media"

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.02.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Featuring mobile billboards and "Tell The Truth!" placards, a new campaign is drawing inspiration from Newt Gingrich's candidacy, and specifically Gingrich's calculated pushback against the press.

Pundits Call Obama 'Ghetto Crackhead' and Newt 'Car Bomber'

Posted 02.22.2012 | Media

A Fox News guest said that some people might want to describe President Obama as a "skinny, ghetto crackhead" Thursday night. The Conservative Medi...

Less Vetting Than the Average Godfather's Pizza Delivery Boy

Karl Frisch | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

If you haven't yet heard, the so-called "liberal media" is out to get Herman Cain.

Tim Groseclose's Theory of Liberal Media Bias Remains Shaky

Terry Krepel | Posted 12.28.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

Neither AIM nor anyone else in the right-wing media are going to call Groseclose on the flaws in his work -- the end result is all that matters.

Leading GOP Candidates Run Away From the Gay

Wayne Besen | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Attacking LGBT people is not yet a third rail of politics. But it is clear that it is no longer the Holy Grail for electing Republicans that it once was in the not too distant past.

Brent Bozell Is Afraid Of Ants

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Eric Boehlert

How come it took so long for the right-wing warrior to protect unsuspecting art patrons from seeing a mature-themed exhibit about gay artists that was filled with... gay art?

Manufactured Outrage Over Smithsonian Art Exhibit

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

The controversy over a recent art exhibit at the Smithsonian seems calibrated more for immortality through Drudge and Breitbart and Fox News than presenting actual issues in a reasoned manner.

A Fox on Both Your Houses?

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

MSNBC is a news operation that features a well-defined block of advocacy and opinion; Fox is a non-stop engine of advocacy and opinion that occasionally sprinkles in some actual news. There is a damn huge difference.