Bozell&#039;s Column http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21/all en Hillary's Campaign, Already Media-Assisted http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hillarys-campaign-already-media-assisted <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is fair to say that Hillary Clinton is as liberal as Ted Cruz is conservative. This will explain why our so-called "objective" media are already treating Hillary as the Third Coming (Obama was #2) while Cruz merits hide-your-children alarms.<br /><br />Just the adjectives give it away. Hillary's Twitter launch on April 12 was received with words like "sleek," "savvy," "trending," "electrifying," and "approachable."&nbsp; She was packaged by the press exactly as she wanted it: a humble “champion of everyday Americans.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hillarys-campaign-already-media-assisted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division campaign 2016 Hillary Clinton Ted Cruz Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:43:34 +0000 tim.graham 48678 at http://mrc.org Shocking Prime-Time Balance on CBS http://mrc.org/bozells-column/shocking-prime-time-balance-cbs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Conservatives know what to expect when the networks create shows about lawyers. From L.A. Law to Ally McBeal, we’ve observed countless crusading liberal protagonists confront and defeat conniving corporate executives and other corrupt establishment villains.<br /><br />This seemed to describe <em>The Good Wife</em> on CBS over the last five years. But something interesting has happened over the last few weeks. Producers have introduced a wealthy conservative character named Reese Dipple, who engages seasoned liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart on the hot-button social issues of the day.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/shocking-prime-time-balance-cbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Abortion cbs Gay Marriage Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:33:51 +0000 tim.graham 48677 at http://mrc.org Yawning Over the Left's Pizza Bullies http://mrc.org/bozells-column/yawning-over-lefts-pizza-bullies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Old Media loathes the New Media as unreliable, and have no right to pass judgment. Increasingly they are prone to leap into news stories based on their own liberal networks of social media. Look no further than the new Indiana religious freedom law. They could not get enough of those angry tweets from Hillary Clinton and public-policy geniuses like Miley Cyrus.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/yawning-over-lefts-pizza-bullies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division gay agenda Indiana Twitter Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:14:38 +0000 tim.graham 48625 at http://mrc.org What Jokes Are Too Insensitive? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/what-jokes-are-too-insensitive <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Comedy Central hosted another one of its vicious and disgusting celebrity “roasts” with Justin Bieber as the target. On the “pre-show” before the roast, unfunny comedian Jeffrey Ross arrived in a pope costume, accompanied by sexy “nuns” in black habits and fishnet stockings.<br /><br />Red-carpet host Sarah Tiana introduced him as the “popemaster general” and gushed “you look amazing, you're going to be hilarious." To which Ross replied, "Bless you, Sarah, congratulations on all of your abortions."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/what-jokes-are-too-insensitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Bruce Jenner Comedy Central Justin Bieber Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:13:14 +0000 tim.graham 48626 at http://mrc.org The Whitewashing of Ted Kennedy http://mrc.org/bozells-column/whitewashing-ted-kennedy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine an eighth grader, presented with a portrayal of Sen. Edward Kennedy, the late patriarch of the “royal family” of American politics. The student would learn nothing but legends about “the greatest Senator of all time,” as Sen. Ed Markey proclaimed.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/whitewashing-ted-kennedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Chris Wallace history Ted Kennedy Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:27:40 +0000 tim.graham 48627 at http://mrc.org Monica Lewinsky Lectures America http://mrc.org/bozells-column/monica-lewinsky-lectures-america <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The “TED talk” is a hot liberal video series.&nbsp; The 20-minute talks, usually taped in Vancouver, have become such a viral force on the Internet that NPR now has a weekly TED Radio Hour.<br /><br />TED’s mission statement proclaims a passionate belief in “the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.” TED offers “a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/monica-lewinsky-lectures-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Bill Clinton cyberbullying Monica Lewinsky Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:37:25 +0000 tim.graham 48629 at http://mrc.org The Washington Post's Obama Deniers http://mrc.org/bozells-column/washington-posts-obama-deniers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's as if they were waiting, breathlessly. The moment Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign, the national media proclaimed their horror. He was “brash,” a “hardliner,” an “uncompromising conservative,” they warned. ABC anchor David Muir announced his agenda was the usual No list: “Promising no abortion, no gay marriage, no gun control, no IRS.”<br /><br />Apparently there's no room for hope and change -- if you're a conservative.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/washington-posts-obama-deniers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama campaign 2016 Ted Cruz Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:49:49 +0000 tim.graham 48630 at http://mrc.org Forbidden 'Diversity' at The New York Times http://mrc.org/bozells-column/forbidden-diversity-new-york-times <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sound the trumpets. The New York Times announced on March 18 that it is bringing in 20 new online-focused writers as contributors for its op-ed and Sunday Review sections. In an interview, Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal claimed “We were looking for a broad range of viewpoints and subjects and backgrounds and geographical locations and every kind of form of diversity that you can think of.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/forbidden-diversity-new-york-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division David Brooks Michael Eric Dyson New York Times Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:52:29 +0000 tim.graham 48631 at http://mrc.org Are Networks Going to Bury E-Mailgate? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/are-networks-going-bury-e-mailgate <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 10, eight days after The New York Times began the scandal over her private e-mail server, Hillary Clinton assembled the press at the United Nations in New York to offer a typically legalistic and crabby press conference lasting only 21 minutes. The first-blush reaction from the pundits? That wasn’t good enough. She can’t expect the story to go away just from that mess.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/are-networks-going-bury-e-mailgate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Benghazi campaign 2016 Hillary Clinton Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:56:42 +0000 tim.graham 48632 at http://mrc.org Hollywood Targets the Catholic Priest http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hollywood-targets-catholic-priest <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>TV and movie producers rarely focus on Catholic priests in their plots, let alone use them as central characters, as in The Father Dowling Mysteries or Father Murphy in the 1980s. Maybe that’s a good thing, because when Catholic priests are part of the plot these days, there is an unmistakable odor of aggression -- mocking, vilifying, and disparaging not just Catholic priests, but the priesthood itself.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hollywood-targets-catholic-priest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Catholic Church Fox Mindy Kaling Stephen Colbert Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:57:25 +0000 tim.graham 48633 at http://mrc.org They Come to Bury Conservatism http://mrc.org/bozells-column/they-come-bury-conservatism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The media have developed a predictable and equally annoying habit every presidential election cycle. We hear the Republicans are going to be crushed by pandering too much to conservatives. The Democrats are firmly moderate and need a push from the left so they don’t forget their “compassion.”<br /><br />So it was with Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter 35 years ago. So will it be in 2016, no matter who is nominated.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/they-come-bury-conservatism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Conservatism Ronald Reagan Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:14:15 +0000 tim.graham 48634 at http://mrc.org There Goes the NEA Again http://mrc.org/bozells-column/there-goes-nea-again <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><br />Elizabeth Harrington at the Washington Free Beacon offers a familiar old slice of sleaze funded by the federal government. An “investigative theatre” company in New York called “The Civilians” has been granted almost $950,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and believe it or not, the National Science Foundation.<br /><br />Why should the American taxpayer -- you -- be forced to pay for the garbage that follows? Because you, and everyone else, would never pay for it if it weren't mandated by this radical administration which will be gone in 22 months, thank God.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/there-goes-nea-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Arts federal government Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:28:33 +0000 tim.graham 48635 at http://mrc.org Obama's War on Transparency http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obamas-war-transparency <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Inauguration Day, 2009, the White House website declared President Obama's administration would become "the most open and transparent in history." By the end of the next day, Obama had issued high-profile orders pledging "a new era" and "an unprecedented level of openness" across the massive federal bureaucracy.<br /><br />This has become a cosmic joke.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obamas-war-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama Matt Lauer Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:33:43 +0000 tim.graham 48636 at http://mrc.org Obama, The Very Worst Deficit President http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-very-worst-deficit-president <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The press has barely noticed that President Obama has offered a new federal budget. Even in its paucity was a slant to be found. Like an obedient servant, NBC morning anchor Natalie Morales relayed: “President Obama, unveiling a record $4 trillion budget on Monday aimed at helping the poor and middle class. President Obama says the budget is practical, not partisan.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-very-worst-deficit-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama deficits Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:09:09 +0000 tim.graham 48157 at http://mrc.org Harvey Weinstein's P.C. Oscar Campaign http://mrc.org/bozells-column/harvey-weinsteins-pc-oscar-campaign <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Academy Awards is meant to be the world’s most prestigious honors for achievement in movies. Politics should have nothing to do with it, but increasingly that's not so. Hollywood is now regularly treading beyond “artistic excellence” and letting political overtones sway he outcome.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/harvey-weinsteins-pc-oscar-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Academy Awards Harvey Weinstein Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:23:22 +0000 tim.graham 48158 at http://mrc.org