"When this administration is falling apart, the media should give it the exact same coverage they gave to George Bush," Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell told Fox News Channel substitute host Stuart Varney on the September 8 Your World w/Neil Cavuto. But as a new MRC study shows, they most certainly are not.
On the opening of her Saturday night show “Justice with Judge Jeannine,” Jeannine Pirro laid into President Obama and his “mumbo-jumbo” about ISIS.
“I’ve been telling you for some time that President Barack Obama is not up to the job,” she said.
Feel free to comment today on the plethora of college football action, or ponder what Todd Starnes at Fox News found (as relayed by our Blondegator): The Obama administration wants to talk you out of your S’mores.
MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on The Kelly File on Fox News Channel on Friday night to address how State Department deputy spokesman Marie Harf whacked Fox star Bill O’Reilly on Twitter.
After O’Reilly knocked chief State press aide Jen Psaki as out of her depth of Fox, Harf tweeted that Psaki "explains foreign policy w/ intelligence & class. Too bad we can't say the same about @oreilly factor."
President Obama’s job approval rating is at the lowest point of his presidency. And to give you an idea how unpopular Obama is, his new Secret Service codename is "Ebola."
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College football really gets under way today (if you weren't watching your alma mater on Thursday or Friday night). We're hit with a wave of sadness, remembering the late Noel Sheppard today as he loved this time of year.
Florida State's slightly politically incorrect Seminoles are the favorites to take it all with a lot of experts. Share your thoughts on sports or anything else with us.
MRC president Brent Bozell repeated his criticism of the media's rush to judgment in Ferguson on Fox's The Kelly File on Friday night. (His column appeared in Investor's Business Daily on Friday as well.)
Bozell has been out front urging the media to show restraint and dwell on the facts instead of getting emotional and deciding what the facts are going to be. He called the coverage so far a "travesty" in its lurch to leftist assumptions (Video, transcript below):
In the 1990s, conservative efforts to probe the multiplying scandals of Bill and Hillary Clinton were funded by Richard Mellon Scaife, and when Hillary urged the media to expose a "vast right-wing conspiracy," they responded like Pavlov's dogs.
Now MRC president Brent Bozell has a commentary on Foxnews.com pointing out that these same national news outlets are censoring a similar angle on the Left. The outrageous indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry came from a complaint filed by a left-wing activist group funded by anti-capitalist billionaire George Soros.
Appearing on Fox Business Network's Cavuto program last night to discuss the liberal media's penchant for hyping Republican scandals while downplaying or outright ignoring Democratic ones, Media Research Center president and founder Brent Bozell offered free advice for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), against whom the Big Three networks devoted 37 minutes of hype regarding an indictment which dropped on Friday. [By contrast, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ethics scandal has been mostly unreported with a scant 3 minutes, 36 seconds of coverage in 8 months time]
"If I were advising Gov. Perry, I would tell him simply run the video of the woman who you're trying to get fired, the DA who was drunk off her rear end with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit," Bozell noted, telling guest host Cheryl Casone, "I do believe if Rick Perry goes hard-charging, goes against the media that have been doing this and just simply tells the truth and tells the story, he's going to have a big wave of public sympathy." To watch the full segment, click the play button on the embed below the page break.
MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV August 14 to discuss the media's coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri as well as the lack of party labels in TV news stories on Democratic scandals.
They started by marveling at Andrea Mitchell’s gooey birthday wishes for Castro, including a shout-out for 20-year-old Elian Gonzalez, who the Clinton administration seized in Miami and sent back to his father in Cuba back in 2000. (Video below)
"A new report claims President Obama never cheats at golf. Although his golfing partners admit that anyone who discloses his actual score is threatened with an IRS audit."
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Former NewsBuster Lachlan Markay, who now does excellent work at the Washington Free Beacon, tweeted a link to a stunning photo of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request denial letter sent from one Taylor D. August, a "FOIA Denial Officer" at the Department of Education to Morgan Smith of the Texas Tribune. "Here's to transparency in job titles! #foia," Smith tweeted from her account at 4:20 p.m. Eastern today.
"Apparently there's a DOJ employee whose entire job is to reject FOIA requests pic.twitter.com/zWEi1CyLd7 via @MorganSmith," Markay tweeted at 6:11 p.m. Eastern, later retweeting a clarification by Smith, "@lachlan that response came from Dept of Ed, not DoJ (I realize now the cropped pic is confusing)." You can see the embedded tweets from Smith below the page break. Consider this your evening open thread:
Actor and comedian Robin Williams has died, apparently of a suicide. His publicist notes that the Academy Award-winner had battled severe depression of late. He was 63.
Among others reacting to the sad news via Twitter, fellow actor and USO tour compatriot Gary Sinise fondly remembered Williams for [h]is genius as artist & comedian" as well as his support of R troops" which "no doubt was much appreciated by all who serve." Hear, hear, Lt. Dan. Share your favorite memories and your condolences in the comments section.
As President Obama authorizes both limited airstrikes on ISIS targets and the air-dropping of relief supplies to beleaguered religious minorities in northern Iraq, we thought it good to rewind to the early days of the war in Afghanistan when the liberal media criticized President Bush for both bombing al Qaeda and Taliban targets while simultaneously air-dropping food and medicine for civilians.
From the October 10, 2001 Media Research Center CyberAlert digest by Brent Baker (emphasis mine)
As pressure grows on Sen. John Walsh (D-Montana) to drop out of his election campaign in light of his plagiarism controversy, the liberal media are largely ignoring the story, despite the fact that "the Senate hangs in the balance" and "any one race can make or break it," Media Research Center president and founder Brent Bozell told the audience of Wednesday's edition of the Fox News Channel program the Kelly File.
By contrast, Bozell noted, in years past, particularly crucial election years, the media have obsessed over scandals in years gone by that plagued Republicans, making them household names in a less-than-flattering manner [LISTEN to MP3 audio here; WATCH the full segment by pressing play on the embed below the page break]:
The New York Times... just endorsed the legalization of marijuana. But we think they just need more Americans stoned in order to take Paul Krugman seriously.
It won't be long until America's school kids head back to class, and, before you know it, school fundraising season will ramp up with it, what with PTAs and marching bands and varsity football teams and the like trying to raise money their programs. Only this fall they're doing so with the Obama-signed 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act fully in effect. As a consequence, in many parts of the country you can expect to see the death of traditional money-making staples like candy or bake sales.
Stephanie Armour of the Wall Street Journal has the story (excerpt below; emphasis mine). Consider this today's open thread kickstarter. Leave your comment on this or whatever else in on your mind in the comments section:
"As much of world watches Gaza war in horror, members of Congress fall over each other to support Israel," the Associated Press shockingly tweeted Tuesday morning, only revising the headline four hours later, Fox News's Megyn Kelly noted Wednesday night as she introduced Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center (MRC) -- the parent organization of NewsBusters.org -- for a segment on liberal media bias in the coverage of Israel's Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip. [Listen to MP3 here; video embed follows page break]
"That was pretty surprising to many in the media world," Kelly noted, asking for Bozell's thoughts. "The tweet referred originally to a news article that was as slanted as that," the MRC founder noted, adding, "That news article could have been written by Hamas working for the AP or the AP is doing press releases for Hamas. It's indistinguishable. This makes a mockery of journalism." But alas, anti-Israeli bias is hardly contained to the AP news wire, Bozell noted, recalling how:
"Network news programs continue to mostly ignore the VA scandal. In fact, the average waiting period for network coverage of the scandal is now as long as the waiting period for a vet to get seen by a doctor."
The hot website BuzzFeed fired politics editor Benny Johnson, saying it found "40 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites."
BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith announced Friday night that Johnson was dismissed after they had confirmed many instances of plagiarism. Smith must regret telling Gawker that Johnson was “one of the web’s deeply original writers." The Huffington Post explained: