NewsBusters Celebrates Five Years of Success

In the summer of 2005 the Media Research Center (MRC) launched a pivotal project that would quickly transform the speed and breadth of exposing liberal media bias into real-time documentation: NewsBusters.org.

Within 24 hours, top talker Rush Limbaugh raved to his millions of listeners that "NewsBusters rocks" and today, five years later, the award-winning blog has become a hub for conservative media personalities who daily cite and source its work. 

The blog has authored more than 40,000 posts that have generated more than 1.2 million comments; produced the recurring political comedy showNewsBusted; and created a community of more than 40 around-the-clock contributing analysts including Charlie Daniels and other notables. NewsBusters has become the online clearinghouse for instantaneous evidence of liberal media bias and is backed by the MRC's gargantuan archive of more than 390,000 hours of broadcast and cable news recordings dating back to 1987. 

NewsBusters has become a critical component to the mission of the Media Research Center. Before a newscast is even complete, Americans have hard evidence, video and analysis of the latest liberal slant - and the real story - at their fingertips  It is an invaluable tool in exposing the so-called 'news' media and I look forward to what the next five years will bring.

The blog is also the recipient of several notable distinctions including the "Top 10 Independently-Owned Websites in 2008" as ranked by comScore Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) and Technorati named it the #8 top U.S. Political Blog as recently as last week.

We will also be making some significant upgrades to our homepage in the next couple of weeks. But we do need the help of our readers in that effort. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us upgrade the site. Call it a birthday present!

Thank you all for your support over the last five years, and for ensuring the next five are even better.

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013