MRC/NB's Brent Bozell on Tea Party Media Coverage
Media Research Center President and NewsBusters Publisher Brent Bozell appeared on the Fox News Channel program, "America's Newsroom" shortly after 10 a.m. Eastern. [See video embed at the right; audio available here]
Mr. Bozell gave his thoughts on the media's coverage of the Tea Party protests, the good, the bad, and the Roesgen. Below is an excerpt:
MEGYN KELLY, co-host, to Brent Bozell: There's been a lot of outrage over this clip, online and other words [sic]. CNN has come out and said she [CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen] was doing her job and quote, "called it like she saw it." Do you see a problem with it?
BRENT BOZELL, MRC president: Well, you tell me where in that clip was a reporter reporting news. This was an activist debating with an activist, and calling herself a reporter in the process.
BOZELL: Look, two or three years ago when you had the immigration rallies all over the country,the media celebrated them, they thought this was very American. I tell you, Megyn, there's nothing more American than the American people demonstrating against oppressive government. There's nothing that defines America better than that. And yet, last night on the coverage, and for the last few days, it's not just that kind of coverage that we just saw, it's insulting coverage. I've never seen anything like it.