March 11, 2009
|CONTACT: COLLEEN O’BOYLE or TIM SCHEIDERER
Bozell: "Newsweek and Air America -
Perfectly Liberal Together"
“We’ve documented their left wing bias
for years. The ‘News’ in Newsweek has always been a joke. Their
teaming up with the uber-liberal radio network removes all doubt.”
– Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell, III today reacted
with matter-of-fact amusement to the news that Newsweek
magazine is partnering with liberal talk radio network Air America
to syndicate their show Newsweek On Air.
This announcement comes the same week Newsweek
uses its cover and the accompanying story to bash Rush Limbaugh, the
undisputed king of syndicated talk radio and someone who is
diametrically opposed ideologically to the magazine's new
When the Air America network was launched in 2004,
Newsweek did a fawning, glowing three-page announcement story
featuring host Al Franken, including a President Bush-mocking "photo
illustration" of Franken standing on an aircraft carrier in a flight
“I am shocked –
SHOCKED – that liberal Newsweek magazine has partnered with
liberal Air America. Who would have known that the two would find
so much common ground on which to build a business relationship? So
not only is their current Rush Limbaugh-bashing cover an assault on
their ideological opposition, it’s an attack on their radio
“And given the
respective ratings, it’s an outstanding business decision. Clearly
Newsweek wanted a radio partner whose listenership mirrors
their readership – minimal and declining rapidly.
their left wing bias for years. The ‘News’ in Newsweek has
always been a joke. Their teaming up with the uber-liberal radio
network removes all doubt. Newsweek and Air America –
perfectly liberal together.”
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Brent Bozell or another MRC spokesperson,
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