Bozell&#039;s Column http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21/all en Journalists In Screech Advocacy Mode http://mrc.org/bozells-column/journalists-screech-advocacy-mode <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 amazing the degree to which the media can politicize -- always from a leftist perspective -- just about anything in the news. No matter what the issue, there's the spin, always the spin, especially in the "analysis" reports where "journalists" go in screech advocacy mode while projecting a sober, dispassionate evaluation.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/journalists-screech-advocacy-mode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Geraldo Rivera Tea Party Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:51:10 +0000 tim.graham 47119 at http://mrc.org When Child Sex Abuse Isn't News http://mrc.org/bozells-column/when-child-sex-abuse-isnt-news <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>Five years ago, Pope Benedict arrived in London to erupting controversy. Around 10,000 people took to the capital's streets for a rally against the Holy Father's “intolerance,” and as the Guardian reported, against “the child abuse scandal for which so many hold the pontiff personally responsible, for both accelerating it and then covering it up.”<br /><br />The abuse in question centered for the most part on incidents that were 40 years old or more.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/when-child-sex-abuse-isnt-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Catholic Church Islam United Kingdom Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:39:49 +0000 tim.graham 47117 at http://mrc.org Jon Stewart and Anti-Semitism http://mrc.org/bozells-column/jon-stewart-and-anti-semitism <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>I've been accused of anti-Semitism twice, and I still bristle. <br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/jon-stewart-and-anti-semitism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Israel Jon Stewart Mark Levin Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:08:10 +0000 tim.graham 47120 at http://mrc.org Exploiting the 'Sex Box' http://mrc.org/bozells-column/exploiting-sex-box <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>We recently came across a rather new TV network, Me-TV. It's great stuff for old fogies (like one of us) -- reruns of the best of television from the '60s and '70s. "Twelve O'Clock High" never looked better. You probably missed this network in all the TV clutter.<br /><br />Few Americans have ever heard of the cable channel WE tv. Apparently, one way to remedy that is to put on a new show in 2015 called "Sex Box." It's another attempt to "help" Americans with their alleged puritanical reluctance to talk about sex.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/exploiting-sex-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Dan Savage Television United Kingdom Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:35:04 +0000 tim.graham 47122 at http://mrc.org Obama Spurns the Optics Police http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-spurns-optics-police <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> In some prominent corners of the liberal media, the grousing has begun about President Obama’s habit of hitting the golf course during crises without any concern for looking cavalier. Everyone knows he joyfully hit the links at Martha’s Vineyard five minutes after a nationally televised address expressing his disgust at the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS extremists in Syria. He played nine rounds during this most recent vacation in a year filled with vacations.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-spurns-optics-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama George W. Bush Vacations Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:26:50 +0000 tim.graham 47014 at http://mrc.org Obama Satire? Still Unacceptable http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-satire-still-unacceptable <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 amount of mockery presidents endure usually corresponds with their polling. It applies to Republicans (Nixon, Bush, Bush), but sometimes also to Democrats (Carter).&nbsp;<br /> <br /> In 2012, the Center for Media and Public Affairs found network late-night shows told twice as many jokes about Mitt Romney as they told about President Obama. Was it because Obama was more popular than Romney? Or did it make Obama more popular than his opponent?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-satire-still-unacceptable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama Jim Downey Saturday Night Live Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:44:11 +0000 tim.graham 46993 at http://mrc.org The Media's Sharpton Agenda In Ferguson http://mrc.org/bozells-column/medias-sharpton-agenda-ferguson <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 late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, “10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next door.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/medias-sharpton-agenda-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Al Sharpton Ferguson Missouri Racism Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:47:48 +0000 tim.graham 46994 at http://mrc.org Overdoing the Death of Robin Williams http://mrc.org/bozells-column/overdoing-death-robin-williams <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> There was something thoroughly distasteful about that Robin Williams press conference the other day. It sounded wrong. It looked bad. It smelled.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/overdoing-death-robin-williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Press Conference Robin Williams suicide Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:32:09 +0000 tim.graham 46946 at http://mrc.org What John Walsh Plagiarism Fiasco? http://mrc.org/bozells-column/what-john-walsh-plagiarism-fiasco <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> This year’s Senate races are the Democrats’ to lose in the sense that the GOP is doing nothing to earn them, hoping Obama’s political collapse will have reverse coattail effects.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/what-john-walsh-plagiarism-fiasco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Chris Christie John Walsh Todd Akin Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:36:23 +0000 tim.graham 46925 at http://mrc.org The Mockery of 'Black Jesus' http://mrc.org/bozells-column/mockery-black-jesus <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> At night, the children’s channel called the Cartoon Network transforms into the badly named Adult Swim channel, a parade of juvenile “satirical” sludge like old repeats of Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” and “American Dad” cartoons. How many parents know this? Or know these shows rarely miss an opportunity to sock it to “organized religion” – especially if that religion is Christianity?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/mockery-black-jesus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Adult Swim Cartoon Network Jesus Christ Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:43:17 +0000 tim.graham 46926 at http://mrc.org Still Kicking Nixon Around http://mrc.org/bozells-column/still-kicking-nixon-around <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> Earlier this year, former New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote a trash-talking article in New York magazine begging conservatives to dig back into the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. Hillary is preparing to run for president again, and he thinks it will help. Rich delighted in “how inexorably the Clintons will seduce the GOP into another orgy of self-destruction” by focusing on Whitewater or Bill Clinton’s sexual harassments, making Hillary look again like “a victim of drive-by character assassination.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/still-kicking-nixon-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Hillary Clinton history Richard Nixon Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:48:55 +0000 tim.graham 46927 at http://mrc.org Hollywood Plays Around With Virginity http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hollywood-plays-around-virginity <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> Back in the 1950s, C.S. Lewis saw chastity as under attack with “all the contemporary propaganda for lust” that makes people “feel that the desires we are resisting are so ‘natural’, so ‘healthy’, and so reasonable, that it is almost perverse and abnormal to resist them.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hollywood-plays-around-virginity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Dakota Fanning MTV Virginity Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:35:03 +0000 tim.graham 46932 at http://mrc.org The Blackout of Obama's Foreign Policy Critics http://mrc.org/bozells-column/blackout-obamas-foreign-policy-critics <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>During the Bush years, network news air time was loaded with criticism of George W. Bush for every foreign-policy development. His policies either caused the crisis, or worsened an existing crisis, or, in the case of Iraq, both. Everything Team Bush did was either bumbling, dishonest, blatantly unconstitutional, or horrendously costly in lives and treasure. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/blackout-obamas-foreign-policy-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama Cassie Spodak Nobel Prize Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:01:31 +0000 tim.graham 46930 at http://mrc.org Here Come The Indian Mascot Killers http://mrc.org/bozells-column/here-come-indian-mascot-killers <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> Anyone who thinks the cultural Left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn’t reading USA Today. On the top of their Sports front page on July 22, the paper reported on activists taking a stand against “redface,” championing a group called Eradicating Offensive Indian Mascotry.</p> <p> The thought police have turned on the sirens.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/here-come-indian-mascot-killers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Erik Brady USA Today Washington Redskins Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:58:03 +0000 tim.graham 46929 at http://mrc.org Hillary's Bullying The Media http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hillarys-bullying-media <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> Hillary Clinton’s $35 doorstop of a memoir is a flop. It was a best-seller to hard-core Democrats, but her advance is estimated at $14 million, which means Simon &amp; Schuster is taking a bath in the hopes of publishing a future president.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hillarys-bullying-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Daniel Halper David Shuster Hillary Clinton Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:53:20 +0000 tim.graham 46928 at http://mrc.org