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  Brent Bozell on FNC
Brent Bozell: “Well, I think, I think for starters Fox ought to take a bow on this. If he is suggesting that Fox doesn’t subscribe to Howard Dean’s left wing agenda, where he sees socialist France as some kind of a utopia, then so be it. This is cheap shots that are being taken at Fox and, by the way, he’s not the only one. Barney Frank has taken shots at Fox. Bill Clinton went after Chris Wallace in what I think was a disgraceful manner. They're doing that because Fox has broken from the pack. Fox is not behaving like all the other networks, kowtowing to the left. Fox is being, I think, very fair, very even-handed on both sides, and the left just can’t stand that especially when they look at the ratings and they see that their friends are at the bottom and Fox is on top.”
Martha MacCallum:
“So Brent, tell me, what you think about why that same line of, of attack, if you will, hasn’t been turned against some in the mainstream media by conservatives? I mean, why is there is a hesitancy on the part of conservatives, maybe, to point the finger in this kind of very public way, at the other, at the other folks?”
Bozell:
“You know Martha, that is an excellent point. And I say it’s an excellent point, because it’s one I ‘ve been making for years. In fact, I believe conservatives ought to do that. In fact, I believe that when somebody is interviewed on a network and a, and a network anchor says something that is either inaccurate or distorted or just a flat out untruth, then, then I think it ‘s incumbent on the Republican or the conservative to challenge the anchor. For far too long they haven’t done so.”
-- MRC President Brent Bozell, FNC, Nov. 30, 2006
 



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  Seemingly Drunk DeVito Slams and Ridicules Bush on ABC's The View
-- Danny DeVito, ABC, The View, Nov 29, 2006
 


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  MRC/NB's Clay Waters on FNC's Your World with Neil Cavuto Wednesday
Clay Waters: “Fascinating timing, isn't it? I'm not sure what we can say about this, this story. To be honest, I read the story, I wasn’t sure if this was a Bush instigated leak or a hostile leak. But given the Maliki cancellation, I would have to think about the latter.”
Neil Cavuto:
“So you think that the delay today might have been linked at least to the release of this?”
Waters:
“I do believe so. It is just too convenient and too, too much to be a coincidence. And this isn't the only time the Times has done these interestingly timed leaks. You remember the, of course, the intelligence memo leaks, the NSA, what the Times insisted on calling domestic surveillance. And also, even more egregious, perhaps, the SWIFT, the international banking transaction where basically the Times released this classified information that basically hurt a successful terrorist program at the time they self admitted.”
-- Clay Waters, FNC, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Nov 29, 2006
 



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  MRC President Brent Bozell Comments on NBC’s Labeling Iraq a “Civil War”
.Alan Colmes: “Brent Bozell, let me ask you. You want to blame NBC and Matt Lauer ….”
Brent Bozell: “No, and if you look at the Webster’s definition ….”
-- Exchange between co-host Alan Colmes and MRC President Brent Bozell, FNC, Hannity & Colmes, Nov. 27, 2006
 

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  MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann Rants That President Bush is Avoiding Reality
Keith Olbermann: “And now, as promised, a Special Comment about the President’s trip to Vietnam. …”
-- Keith Olbermann, Countdown, MSNBC, Nov. 20, 2006
 



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  Rather Charges FNC Biased and Get Talking Points from White House
"...Well I think it's fair to say Bill, in fact I know it is, that Fox News operates in at least a somewhat different way than every other news organization that I know [some audience laughter]. They have their talking points. In other words, somebody in the hierarchy -- whether this is Roger Ailes who runs the place or not -- we know that they get talking points from the White House and they can say 'well we don't always take those talking points,' but I think it's pretty clear that they had wished the election had gone another way and they sought to position their programming which would raise as many questions about it as possible. They may consider that unfair, but I think that's, by any reasonable objectivity, is what they were after. That they wanted to frame the news in a certain way actually before the news happened...."
-- Dan Rather on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, November 17.
 



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  Koppel: Bush Joined NG to Avoid Vietnam, Going to Stay Out of DC
Ted Koppel: "Remember the joke before -- it wasn't that much of a joke -- before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, we used to say in Washington, 'we know Saddam has weapons of mass destruction, we still have the receipts.'" (audience laughter)
Jon Stewart:
"And this is the thing that always befuddles me and you and I have this conversation all the time: Why isn't that joke the lead of every news story about Iraq? You know, the context that we sold them all those weapons, why isn't that more prominent in all this?"
-- Ted Koppel, Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, November 15
 



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  Couric Cues Up Murtha: 'Did You Feel Vindicated Last Tuesday?'
Couric: "There was hell to pay, though, Congressman, for what you said. You were called a 'defeatocrat,' a 'liberal turncoat.' Senator John McCain said you had become too emotional, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said your comments were damaging to troop morale. Did you feel vindicated last Tuesday?"
Murtha:
"Oh, I certainly did feel vindicated. I felt vindicated because I saw the difference between when I first spoke out and most of the American public disagreed with my position, to the vote itself which showed that most public agrees we have to do something, we have to change the direction of this country, we have to reduce the spending, we have to change our priorities in this country. And I think the President is going to recognize that, and we're ready to work with him."
-- Katie Couric, CBS Evening News, CBS, November 13
 



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  O’Donnell: ‘Don’t Fear Terrorists, They’re Mothers and Fathers.’
Co-host Rosie O’Donnell: "You have two choices in life, Elisabeth. Faith or fear. Faith or fear, that’s your choice. You can walk through life believing in the goodness of the world or walk through life afraid of anyone who thinks different than you and trying to convert them to your way of thinking. And I think that this country-"
Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "Well, I’m a person of faith, so I, but I also believe-"
O’Donnell: "Well, then, get away from the fear. Don’t fear the terrorists. They’re mothers and fathers."
— Exchange on ABC’s The View, November 9.
 



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  Bozell Blasts Biased Media Coverage: National Press Is 'A Laughingstock'
“And then they [the Republicans] had the problem with the national press. I will say this unequivocally: In 25 years of looking at the national media, I have never in my life seen a more one-sided, distorted, vicious presentation of news and non-news by the national press. The national press ought to be collectively ashamed of itself. They might as well take out membership in the Democratic national party, they were simply microphones for the party. They need to be ashamed of themselves for what they did.

“They are a laughingstock when it comes to the idea of objective journalism. They distorted the record time and again. A simple example: When gas prices went to near historic highs, the media couldn’t stop talking about what disastrous results Republican party policies were having. When gas prices plummeted, did the media give the Republican party any credit, or this administration? None whatsover. Instead, they advanced Lyndon LaRouche conspiracy theories about how Republicans were manipulating gas prices in order to get elected. Shame on the national press.”
-- MRC President Brent Bozell, Conservatives in Post-Election 2006, C-SPAN,
November 8
 



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  Democrats Take House and Senate? Matthews: 'That'll Be Fantastic'
Chuck Todd, National Journal: "I'm still believing, and I think our line here is about 25 or 30 House seats. If it gets over 25 or 30 House seats, you're going to see six Senate seats. I don't think you're going to see four Senate seats and 30 House seats for the Democrats."
Chris Matthews: "Well, that'll be fantastic news. It'll be huge news, I should say, because if that happens, then we have a government run by the Democrats and executive branch run by the Republicans, President George W. Bush, having to actually negotiate every aspect of national policy, including the war in Iraq, right Chuck?"
-- MSNBC's November 7 election night coverage
 



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  MSNBC's Scarborough: 'I Bash My Party More Than The Democrats'
Chris Matthews: "Let's go to our panel. Let's start with Joe Scarborough. Joe, it seems like the evening is following a pattern long predicted: easier victories in Pennsylvania and in Ohio for the Democrats, more questionable results in the other five states."
Joe Scarborough: "No doubt about it, Chris. Obviously we just -- the question is, how big of a wave is it going to be this year? And it looks right now like it's going to at least be a wave that will give the Democrats a nice, a nice victory in the House, not so on the Senate.
-- MSNBC's November 7 election night coverage
 



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  FNC Shows NewsBusters: 'Leading Mainstream Media Critic Blog'
-- Fox News Channel November 7 election night coverage
 



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  Another Anti-Bush Rant from Olbermann: 'Unchecked and Unbalanced' So 'Vote'
“And finally tonight, a Special Comment about tomorrow's elections:
“We are, as every generation, inseparable from our own time. Thus is our perspective, inevitably that of the explorer looking into the wrong end of the telescope. But even accounting for our myopia, it’s hard to imagine there have been many elections more important than this one, certainly not in non-presidential years."...
-- Keith Olbermann's "Special Comment" on MSNBC's Countdown, November 6. (Text above only partial. Clip is 5 minutes long)
 



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  Maher's Talking Points for Dems, Bush 'a Retarded Child Emperor'
"Finally, new rule: Controlling Congress is for closers. Listen up Democrats. It's as easy as ABC: Always Be Closing. First prize, subpoena power in the new Congress. Second prize, a set of steak knives. Third prize, you're fired.
"The election is four days away, and I'm through dicking around with you. Here are the leads, here are your talking points:"...
-- Bill Maher, concluding HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher on November 3. (Text above only partial. Clip is just under 4 minutes long)
 



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  Olbermann Slams MRC's Bozell for Criticizing the MSNBC Host's Anti-Bush Diatribe
"Time for Countdown's latest list of nominees for Worst Person in the World: The bronze to funny man Brent Bozell, self-appointed President of the self-created Media Research Council [sic], responding to my Special Comment last night with a press release headlined, 'MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Preaches Hate Speech.' He offers himself up for interviews about me, to which I say, Brent, thank you, keep talking me up, mention 8pm Eastern if you can. Seriously, this is the guy who wrote the Willie Horton ad and in the press release he calls me a 'brown shirt.' And he thinks other people are preaching hate speech. Buy this man a mirror!"
-- Keith Olbermann, Countdown, MSNBC, November 2, 2006
 



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  MSNBC’s Olbermann: Bush Inspires ‘Domestic Terrorism’
"We have institutionalized the terrorizing of the opposition. True domestic terror. Critics of your administration in the media, sir, receive letters filled with fake anthrax....Of course, Mr. President, you did none of these things. You instructed no one to mail the fake anthrax, nor undermine the FBI’s case, nor call for the execution of the editors of the New York Times....The genius of the thing is the same as in King Henry’s rhetorical question about Archbishop Thomas Becket: ‘Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?’ All you have to do, sir, is hand out enough new canes. I’m Keith Olbermann. Good night and good luck."
— Conclusion of Keith Olbermann’s "Special Comment" on MSNBC’s Countdown, November 1.
 



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  Couric Mimics Potential GOP Ad: 'John Kerry Insults the Troops'
Mike McCurry: "Look, by this time tomorrow night people won't remember what John Kerry said because the story line will move on and they're be talking about Iraq and how badly the war is going and why we need a new direction. So, Iraq in the news is not a bad thing for Democrats."
Couric to Nicolle Wallace: "Will this really be forgotten by this time tomorrow? Do you think Republican operatives are putting these, this comment into political campaigns all over the country -- [Couric switched to deep voice as her head leaned down] 'John Kerry insults the troops. Do we really want the Dems to take over?'"
-- CBS Evening News, October 31.
 



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  ABC Shows MRC Blog: 'Conservative Blogs Had Field Day' with Kerry
Jake Tapper: "Kerry says he was referring to the President, not the troops, but that didn't stop the Republican PR machine from moving into high gear. Early this morning, after those remarks appeared in local newspapers and the video popped up on YouTube, conservative blogs and talk radio had a field day."
-- ABC's World News, October 31
 

See & Hear the Bias Archive
2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep      
2006 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 - - Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
For additional video clips of media bias going back to 1999, check out our annual DisHonors Awards and our archive of the Best Notable Quotables: Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting.

 


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