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MRC in the News

2005 Archive

2006 Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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.

  • Boston Globe, April 30, 2006. Op-ed by Jeff Jacoby. Relies heavily on MRC CyberAlert research about NBC’s Tim Vincent reporting form New York while wearing a shirt emblazoned with the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle.
  •, April 29.  Washington Post, Media Slant Limbaugh Plea. Quotes MRC Director of Media Analysis Tim Graham on articles about Rush Limbaugh.  "While noting that the online link was ‘Limbaugh Charged With Prescription Drug Fraud,’ Graham said it was ‘accurate but incomplete,’ arguing that it could mislead readers into believing that Limbaugh ‘was admitting guilt, with words like surrenders and turns himself in’ despite the fact that it a part of a deal with no admission of guilt."
  • NRA News, April 28, 2006. Director of Media Analysis Tim Graham discussed this week's liberal media bias.
  • Fox News Channel, The O’Reilly Factor, April 26, 2006. MRC Director of Media Analysis Tim Graham discussed NPR’s support of a judge who sentenced a convicted child molester to probation
  • Washington Times, April 25, 2006. Inside Politics: McCarthyites by Greg Pierce. Column quotes Vice President of Research and Publications Brent Baker. " ‘…hailed Mary McCarthy, the CIA staffer fired last week for telling The Washington Post's Dana Priest about secret prisons in Eastern Europe,’ the Media Research Center's Brent Baker writes at"
  • Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2006.  Public Eye Partially Blind by Scott Collins. "No sooner was the ‘Today’ co-host's ascension to the ‘CBS Evening News’ revealed this month than conservative firebrand Brent Bozell of Media Research Center opened the bomb hatch on what he called ‘the perky, likable, and politically liberal Katie Couric, whose biases will only reinforce CBS' reputation as a network riddled with liberally biased reporting.’" [press release]
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 23, 2006. Media Join Immigration 'Fringe' by MRC President Brent Bozell discussed media coverage of recent protests on behalf of illegal immigrants.
  • San Diego Union-Tribune, April 16. Portraits of Valor” by Robert J. Caldwell, in Sunday Insight section. “The Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog group that monitors television news, complained last fall ….” (Story also carried by Copley News Service.)
  • Fox News Channel, Fox & Friends, April 11. MRC President Brent Bozell discussed actor Ben Affleck’s outburst that President Bush could be guilty of treason and hanged.
  • National Review, April 10, "Central Perk." Op-ed by MRC Director of Media Analysis Tim Graham. "The torch of Dan Rather has been passed at CBS, and another liberal flame-thrower is on the job," Katie Couric.
  • Wall Street Journal, April 7. "New Time, Same Katie." Editorial on Katie Couric. "The list of her utterances and leading questions posted on the Media Research Center’s fretful Web site may not fully represent the range of her opinions and peeves."
  • Washington Post, April 7. "Free Spirit Vieira to Replace Couric on Today," by Steve Gorman. "L. Brent Bozell, head of the conservative Media Research Council, called Vieira ‘a megaphone for the liberal cause.’"
  • Washington Post, April 6. "Meredith Vieira Getting Set for New Role" by David Bauder (Associated Press column). "The conservative media watchdog Media Research Center issued a statement condemning Vieira for anti-Bush administration opinions offered on ‘The View.’"
  • U.S. News & World Report, April 6. A Capital View. "Media critics need to look in the mirror" by John W. Mashek. "The Media Research Center, an outfit dedicated to proving that every story in the newspapers or on TV is slanted left …."
  • CBS News Public Eye, April 3. "Inside the MRC’s DisHonors Awards" by Brian Motopoli. "Last Thursday night, Vaughn and I hit Washington DC's Grand Hyatt hotel for the Media Research Center’s ‘DisHonors Awards.’"
  • New York Post, March 31. "Absolutely Dumb." Page Six. "Ted Turner was pilloried with the ‘Aaron Brown Memorial Award for Stupidest Analysis’ at the Media Research Center's 2006 Dishonors Gala last night at the Grand Hyatt in Washington...."
  • The Weekly Standard, April 6. "Saddam’s Goering Gambit" by Edward Morrissey. "According to a study performed by the Media Research Center (MRC), the media is playing right into Saddam's strategy."
  • Newsday, April 2. "Political in Liberal Dross" by Noel Holston. "To Brent Baker, vice president of the Media Research Council, an organization dedicated to detecting liberal bias in TV and other media, ‘Boston Legal’ is typically aggravating and sometimes ‘obnoxious.’"
  • Houston Chronicle, April 1. "Language of immigration: correction or weasel words?" by James T. Campbell. "Tim Graham, director of media analysis at the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group, believes the terminology that appeases minority journalist groups is politically correct, but not accurate."
  • San Diego Union-Tribune, April 6. "Meredith Vieira Selected as Couric’s Successor at Today" by David Bauder. "‘NBC promises to poison Americans' mornings with liberal bias,’ said group founder Brent Bozell." (This AP column also run by Baltimore Sun and Washington Post, April 6.)
  • Knight Ridder Newspapers, April 8. "Tough to Make Case for Blaming Media on Iraq" by Dick Polman. (Philadelphia Inquirer, April 9.) "Rich Noyes offered the pro-Bush argument by phone on Friday. He tracks Iraq coverage for the conservative Media Research Center in Virginia …."
  • Washington Times, April 11. "Inside Politics" by Greg Pierce. " ‘The torch of Dan Rather has been passed at CBS, and another liberal flame-thrower is on the job,’ Tim Graham writes …." (Other MRC citations in Washington Times, April 3,4,6,7, and March 7, 8, 24, 29, 30.)
  • Tribune Media Services, Cal Thomas nationally syndicated column to more than 400 newspapers, April 5. "New Standards, Practice …" by Cal Thomas. "Last Thursday, I served as the unpaid master of ceremonies for the Media Research Center's ‘Dishonors Awards’ dinner in Washington."
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 10. "Media Monday: Katie Couric Edition." "Here are some of her [Couric’s] most outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes over the past 15 years, courtesy of the Media Research Center …."
  •, April 6. "Couric Replacement an Anti-War Liberal." "According to the Media Research Center's blog, Vieira displayed a photo of herself marching with her pre-teen daughter and her husband …."
  •, April 4. "Ear to the Sidewalk" by Jennifer Biddison. "Thursday night I was surrounded by an impressive group of conservative Who’s Whos at the Media Research Center’s annual gala."

Other Clips, Links, Citations:

The Drudge Report, April 6. Posted link to MRC blog NewsBusters about Meredith Vieira’s anti-war comments., April 6. Reuters story carried by ABC that cited the MRC’s research on Meredith Vieira.

Human Events Online, April 3, 5, 6

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