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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2000
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Katie Wright (703) 683-5004, ext. 132

On The Eve Of The First Debate …

MRC Ad Chastises Networks for Their Pro-Gore Bias
"The Networks Continue To Spike Negative Gore Stories And Gore Gaffes While They Attack Bush"

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     ALEXANDRIA, Va. --- The Media Research Center is running a full-page newspaper ad in today’s New York Post and tomorrow’s Boston Herald chastising the television news networks for their "pro-Gore bias" in covering the 2000 presidential campaign.

     "The networks jumped on the Gore campaign complaint about one-thirtieth of one-second of a GOP ad which included the word ‘RATS’ as part of the word bureaucrats. The media trumpeted the Gore charge that the Republicans were trying subliminal advertising techniques on the public. But there’s nothing subliminal in the way that ABC, CBS, and NBC are shamelessly covering up any news story that threatens Al Gore’s appeal to the voters," the ad reads, citing nine specific examples of bias by omission.

     MRC Chairman Brent Bozell said the networks have blatantly chosen sides in the election and have therefore misinformed and misled the American people.

     "The networks have censored multiple negative stories about Gore while vehemently pursuing negative stories about Bush. All semblance of balance has been thrown out the window," Bozell said.

     To see a copy of the ad go to http://www.mrc.org/campaign/00/balancead2000.asp.

 

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To schedule an interview with Mr. Bozell or MRC Director of Media Analysis Tim Graham contact Katie Wright at (703) 683-5004, ext. 132.

 

 


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