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Many media outlets — radio, television and print — regularly feature MRC guests on their programs, quote MRC spokespeople in their articles, and cite MRC research in their stories. Below are links to a sampling of MRC making news in the media. Links to the full story are provided when available, and were active when posted.

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DC Express “Night Out” blog, March 10, 2010: “The Day the Lyrics Died” by Clinton Yates
Cites NewsBusters about Dan Rather’s remarks.’s “Fox411” on March 12, 2010: “Critics Decry Matt Damon Movie ‘The Green Zone,’ Calling It ‘Anit-American’" by Jo Piazza

Philadelphia Bulletin, March 12, 2010: “Deadly Triumvirate Destroying America” by Herb Denenberg
Cites MRC in story about fighting liberal media bias.

The Washington Times “Inside the Beltway” on March 12, 2010

WorldNetDaily on March 11, 2010: “No, liberals aren’t smarter than conservatives”, March 10, 2010: “Sen. Inhofe Says No Evidence of Virus on Drudge, Suggests Warning Was Political”

WorldNetDaily, March 9, 2010: “Dan Rather: ‘Obama couldn’t sell watermelons’”
Citing NewsBusters about Dan Rather’s racist remarks.

Politico on March 8, 2010: “Left gears up to fight media wars” by Michael Calderone
Discusses Media Matters vs. MRC.

Washington Post, March 7, 2010: “Snapshot of America: These are Census Bureau ads? Go figure.”

Washington Times on March 2, 2010: “Left or right, majority sees news bias” by Jennifer Harper
Credits MRC among polls that say journalists are left leaning.

Human Events on March 1, 2010: “Obama’s Perverse Priorities” by Jed Babbin
Mentioned Brent Bozell’s “Broken Government” column.

Human Events, February 28, 2010: “Post-Summit Spin” by Matt Hadro
Credits MRC with research on CBS healthcare summit coverage.

AOL News, February 25, 2010: “Bill Clinton’s Ticker More Popular Than Dick Cheney’s” by Ernie Smith, February 25, 2010: “‘RedEye Robot Theatre’: Rosie & Janeane” by Greg Gutfeld
Citing NewsBusters about Janeane Garofalo and Rosie O’Donnell bashing conservatives.

Human Events Online, February 25, 2010: “Media Pre-Spins Healthcare Summit” by Matt Hadro

Human Events on February 24, 2010: “’Broken’ Government: When Liberals Lose”
Column by MRC President Brent Bozell.

Big, February 12, 2010: “Does Teen Movie Claim Obama’s a Demigod?: Exclusive Interview With ‘Percy Jackson’ Screenwriter Craig Titley” by John Nolte, February 12, 2010: “A Statement of Principles” by Ben Smith

Washington Times, February 10, 2010: “Inside the Beltway” by Jennifer Harper

New York Post, February 7, 2010: Letter to the editor citing Brent Bozell column on Tim Tebow ad, “Feminist Fury at Super Bowl ‘Choice’”

CBS Political Hotsheet blog, February 7, 2010: “Audi’s ‘Green Police’ Ad Offends…Who, Exactly?” by Brian Montopoli

Breitbart’s, February 7, 2010: Sunday Morning Thread: Did Obama Get ‘Best Press Known to Man?’ by Frank Fross

MediaBistro, February 5, 2010: “Jon Stewart's Tough Love For Blogs” by Drew Grant

The Hill blog, February 3, 2010: “Activists demanding Obama ‘question time’” by Jordan Fabian

USA Today, February 3, 2010: “Bipartisan groups want more ‘question time’ between Obama, GOP”

WSJ’s Best of the Web Today, February 2, 2010 credits Scott Whitlock at NewsBusters on the John Edwards coverage

Washington Post, February 1, 2010: "New media help conservatives get their anti-Obama message out” by Jerry Markon
…Among CRC's clients is L. Brent Bozell III, who started the Media Research Center in Alexandria in 1987 with one black-and-white TV to monitor perceived liberal media bias. Today, he operates a mini-empire with seven Web sites, including, a conservative version of YouTube. "When you are on the outs, and we are completely on the outs in Washington, we've got nothing to lose," Bozell said. "It's a heckuva lot more fun."

Washington Examiner, January 29, 2010: “Obama Girl: 'Well, at least I wasn't the Edwards Girl, right?'” by Charlie Spiering

New York Post, January 28, 2010: “Matthews flak over ‘black’ blunder” by Cathy Burke
Citing NewsBusters about Chris Matthews’ “I forgot he was black” comment.

Politico, January 28, 2010: “Matthews: ‘I forgot he was black tonight for an hour’” by Michael Calderone, January 28, 2010: “'I Forgot He Was Black': Chris Matthews Under Fire for Comment About Obama”

Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2010: “CBS defends decision to run politically sensitive Tim Tebow ad during Super Bowl” by Meg James “Speakeasy” blog, January 26, 2010: “Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad Prompts CBS to Open Doors to More Advocacy Spots” by Suzanne Vranica

New York Times “Media Decoder” blog, January 26, 2010: “Both Side Making an Issue of Ad on Super Bowl” by Stuart Elliott

Breitbart TV, January 26, 2010: “Mainstream Reporters Stay Busy ‘Omitting for Obama’”

Washington Independent, January 26, 2010: “Anti-ACORN Filmmaker Caught in Failed Wiretap Scandal” by David Weigel

Washington Times, January 25, 2010: “Inside the Beltway” by Jennifer Harper

Big, January 22, 2010 linked to latest episode of NewsBusted

FNC’s “Glenn Beck Show” from January 20, 2010
Credited NewsBusters for a Mike Malloy clip taking on Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, etc.

Politico on January 14, 2010: “Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson take heat on remarks” by Andy Barr
Cites NewsBusters defending Limbaugh remarks.

Washington Post, January 14, 2010: “Talking heads’ comments about Haiti draw fire from both sides” by Paul Farhi
Quotes MRC Director of Media Analysis, Tim Graham.

Washington Times on January 14, 2010: “Inside the Beltway” by Jennifer Harper
Quotes MRC’s Rich Noyes on Harry Reid’s “Negro dialect” remark., January 12, 2010: “Campaign Spot” blog by Jim Geraghty “Perhaps I’m the Only One Lamenting She Could Do So Much More”
Cites NewsBusters on Sarah Palin joining Fox News.

Washington Times on January 11, 2010: “Palin joins Fox News as contributor” by Jennifer Harper

NPR Ombudsman Blog, January 8, 2010 by Alicia Shepard
Cites Tim Graham about MRC criticism of tea party slurs.

Washington Times, January 4, 2010: “Inside the Beltway” by Jennifer Harper
Quotes Brent Baker on Rush Limbaugh.

MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on January 4, 2010
Olbermann named Brent Bozell his “Worst Person in the World” for defending Rush Limbaugh

FNC’s “Special Report with Brett Baier” from January 1, 2010
Brent Bozell’s reaction to Anderson Cooper’s 60 Minutes interview with the authors of “Game Change,” where he failed to address Harry Reid’s “Negro dialect” remark.


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Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee), January 5: “And the media 'winners' are…”

American Spectator: “Profane Losers” posted on January 8 by Quin Hillyer\

New York Post, December 31 editorial, “HOIST ON THEIR OWN PETARD”

Augusta Chronicle (Georgia), December 29 editorial, “Sad, silly year for media: This was the year the media got a thrill running up their legs.”

Rocky Mountain News (Denver), December 26 column by Mike Rosen: “2008 liberal media awards”

Washington Times: “Media thriller,” December 26 “Inside Politics” by Greg Pierce  

American Spectator’s blog, December 23: “MRC's Notable Quotables,” by Robert Stacy McCain

World Net Daily, December 23: “And you call yourself an objective reporter? Media bias watchdog laughs at list of 2008’s worst quotes.”

American Thinker, December 23: “And the winner of the ‘Quote of the Year’ is...”, December 23-24: “MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER: The Best Notable Quotables of 2008...MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Wins ‘Quote of the Year.’” 

Human Events, posted December 22: “Best Notable Quotables of 2008”


MRC President Brent Bozell's Column

“A year of media vapidity,”
in the December 28 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“The year of leg thrills: Commentary Worst in journalism of 2008,” in the December 27 The Oklahoman

“Media Bias '08: Thrill to Shill for Democrats,” in the December 26 Investor's Business Daily

“The Year of Leg Thrills,” posted December 24 by

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