Bozell&#039;s Column http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21/all en Hailing the First 'Great' Transgender TV Show http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hailing-first-great-transgender-tv-show <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/Transparent.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" />The London Daily Mail reports Amazon.com now issues a content warning to viewers before they live-stream the second volume of classic “Tom and Jerry” cartoons. Viewers are lectured the cartoons “may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hailing-first-great-transgender-tv-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Amazon.com transgender Willa Paskin Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:26:31 +0000 tim.graham 47307 at http://www.mrc.org Reagan Had It Easy in the Cold War? http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/reagan-had-it-easy-cold-war <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>They don’t hand out master’s degrees in revisionist history, but if they did, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman might deserve one.&nbsp; Obama is mired in a geopolitical mess of his own making, from the Ukraine to the ISIS menace, yet Friedman’s decided to argue that Obama shouldn’t be harshly judged. His era is much more complicated than Reagan’s, you see.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/reagan-had-it-easy-cold-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama Cold War Ronald Reagan Thomas Friedman Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:43:12 +0000 tim.graham 47308 at http://www.mrc.org Jay Carney's Pinocchio Problem http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/jay-carneys-pinocchio-problem <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>By now, everyone knows that there’s a revolving door between Democratic politics and the “objective” news media. But does it have to spin so fast? On September 10, CNN announced it hired former White House press secretary Jay Carney as a commentator, citing his “invaluable voice for the network” after his five years inside the Obama administration.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/jay-carneys-pinocchio-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division CNN Jake Tapper Jay Carney Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:46:20 +0000 tim.graham 47309 at http://www.mrc.org Cancel the Unethical 'Daily Show' http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/cancel-unethical-daily-show <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 liberal legend of Jon Stewart began with his October 15, 2004 appearance on CNN’s “Crossfire,” where he rhetorically sentenced the show to death. He proclaimed, “It’s hurting America. Here is what I wanted to tell you guys: Stop... You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.”</p><p>CNN announced it was canceling the show two months later, as network president president Jon Klein told the New York Times "I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart's overall premise." </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/cancel-unethical-daily-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Jason Jones Jon Stewart Washington Redskins Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:51:55 +0000 tim.graham 47310 at http://www.mrc.org Feminists Demand TV Agit-Prop http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/feminists-demand-tv-agit-prop <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>Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling not only stars in her own sitcom on Fox called “The Mindy Project,” she’s in charge of it. You might think that feminists would celebrate that achievement, but that would show that you don’t know about feminists. Apparently, nothing satisfies them. Instead, they are demanding she use her program to sell feminism, and its crowning joy, abortion. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/feminists-demand-tv-agit-prop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Abortion Feminism Mindy Kaling Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:04:46 +0000 tim.graham 47311 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Is Carter, Not Reagan http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-carter-not-reagan <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 Lloyd Bentsen is sorely needed when President Barack Obama tries to compare himself to Ronald Reagan. Mr. President, you’re no Ronald Reagan.</p><p>The New York Times recently captured Obama speaking inside the White House in an off-the-record meeting with liberal journalists. He lamented with an “edge of resentment” that he’s seen as weaker than Reagan after an Islamic suicide bomber drove a truck into a Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983, killing 241 Americans. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-carter-not-reagan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Barack Obama Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:13:44 +0000 tim.graham 47313 at http://www.mrc.org David Limbaugh's Case for Christianity http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/david-limbaughs-case-christianity <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>David Limbaugh has written a book that departs dramatically from his recent tomes on the worst excesses of the Obama presidency. “Jesus On Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel” explores his journey of faith, from believer to non-believer and back.<br /><br />“Rush and I were raised in a great Midwest Christian family. We went to church every Sunday. Our parents raised us right so I'm not blaming them. I'm blaming myself for the message not sticking,” he says.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/david-limbaughs-case-christianity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Christianity David Limbaugh Rush Limbaugh Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:44:11 +0000 tim.graham 47261 at http://www.mrc.org Journalists In Screech Advocacy Mode http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org When Child Sex Abuse Isn't News http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Jon Stewart and Anti-Semitism http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Exploiting the 'Sex Box' http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Obama Spurns the Optics Police http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Obama Satire? Still Unacceptable http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org The Media's Sharpton Agenda In Ferguson http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Overdoing the Death of Robin Williams http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org