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Brent Baker

Editor At Large

Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center (MRC), the publisher of NewsBusters. He’s been the central figure in the MRC’s News Analysis Division since the MRC’s 1987 founding and in 2005 spearheaded the launch of NewsBusters.

Baker oversees the selection of the award nominees and “winners” for the MRC’s “DisHonors Awards” (highlight video clips on NewsBusters), presented at an annual gala, and each week he helps the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard select a “Liberal Media Scream.” Those picks are added, on a one week delay, to NewsBusters. (Archive for 2012-2014 on MRC.org)

In 2001, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes dubbed Baker “the scourge of liberal bias.”

For 13 years he compiled and edited the daily CyberAlert e-mail and online report. In late May of 2009 the CyberAlert became an e-mail-only product based on BiasAlert postings on the MRC's Web site. BiasAlerts since early 2012. (In February 2015, the MRC discontinued posting BiasAlerts on MRC.org and began feeding the newsletter via CyberAlert posts on NewsBusters).

An avid fan of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey team, in January of 2009 the Washington Post's "DC Sports Bog" took note of Baker's attendance at a Caps game with John Kerry: "The Caps, John Kerry and a Scourge."

Baker lived in Massachusetts through high school, whereupon he fled the liberal commonwealth for George Washington University in DC and, since graduation, a life in Northern Virginia. Full bio on MRC.org.


Latest Blogs

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Final Season of FX’s The Americans Tonight: Video Highlights

Brent Baker
March 28th, 2018 5:28 PM
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Mainstream Media Scream: Epic CNN Rant on Fox ‘Propagandists,’ Trump

Brent Baker
December 18th, 2017 5:14 PM

Actress Allison Williams: ‘Dad Would've Voted for Obama a Third Time’

Brent Baker
November 25th, 2017 12:45 PM
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Weinstein: ‘Obama’s Not Embarrassing, the Country’s Embarrassing’

Brent Baker
November 5th, 2017 12:09 AM
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On Netflix, Wife of Drug Cartel’s Money Launderer Loves Obama

Brent Baker
September 2nd, 2017 9:48 PM
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Saturday Night Funny Video: Where’s North Korea?

Brent Baker
August 12th, 2017 11:01 PM

Media Scream: MSNBC Brzezinski warns Trump ‘developing dictatorship'

Brent Baker
June 26th, 2017 2:40 PM
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Stone in '12: Gorbachev, Not Reagan, ‘True Visionary,’ ‘Real Democrat’

Brent Baker
June 12th, 2017 7:14 PM

Ex-CNN Chief: By Creating FNC, Ailes Tarred All Journalists as Biased

Brent Baker
May 22nd, 2017 1:32 AM

Robert De Niro: Trump a ‘Pig’ Worse Than Madoff

Brent Baker
May 20th, 2017 8:03 PM
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Understatement of Century on FX's The Americans: USSR Has ‘Problems’

Brent Baker
April 18th, 2017 8:38 PM
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Don Rickles: Performing for Ronald Reagan Was ‘Highlight of My Life’

Brent Baker
April 7th, 2017 2:56 AM

Fake News: Trump Breaking Long Tradition By Not Throwing First Pitch

Brent Baker
April 3rd, 2017 2:50 AM
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FX’s The Americans Shows Socialism in Action: Moscow’s Barren Shelves

Brent Baker
March 28th, 2017 6:44 PM
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The Americans, FX’s KGB Spy Drama Set in Reagan ‘80s, Returns Tonight

Brent Baker
March 7th, 2017 8:14 PM

Mainstream Scream: On CNN Gergen Hits ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Trump Speech

Brent Baker
December 19th, 2016 5:36 PM
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On CBS, Slate’s Bouie Raises Specter ‘Election Was...Illegitimate’

Brent Baker
December 12th, 2016 7:58 AM

Washington Post Displays Bias While Decrying Perception of Media Bias

Brent Baker
December 10th, 2016 1:32 PM
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Reporters Hail Castro: ‘George Washington,’ ‘Folk Hero to Most of Us’

Brent Baker
November 26th, 2016 3:52 AM
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‘Good Times Never Seemed So Good!’ Flashback to Democratic/Media High

Brent Baker
November 19th, 2016 11:22 PM