BrentBozell http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1127/all en Obama Courts the Glitz Elite http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-courts-glitz-elite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Democrats mock Romney for being rich, Obama courts the very rich and very famous among the entertainment elite in New York and Los Angeles. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>While Democrats mock Mitt Romney for his alleged lack of interest in the 'very poor' and focus their political pitch on income inequality, one can't help noticing the Obamas running around to $35,000-a-head fundraisers with the very rich and very famous in New York City and Hollywood.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-courts-glitz-elite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Sat, 04 Feb 2012 14:18:00 +0000 39033 at http://mrc.org Jan Brewer Vs. Shoe-Tossing Journalist http://mrc.org/bozells-column/jan-brewer-vs-shoe-tossing-journalist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The anchormen were horrified that someone dared to point a finger at President Obama. These same journalists were downright amused when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at President Bush&#039;s head. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>The photograph of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing a finger at President Obama on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport brought out the worst in amateur psychoanalysis from our media elite. No one had an audio tape or videotape of what was said, but just the finger-pointing image somehow was definitive evidence of profound disrespect.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/jan-brewer-vs-shoe-tossing-journalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Wed, 01 Feb 2012 02:48:00 +0000 38818 at http://mrc.org The Double Standard on 'Hoes' http://mrc.org/bozells-column/double-standard-hoes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don Imus was fired by CBS and MSNBC for jokingly saying &#039;nappy-headed hoes.&#039; But rapper Nicki Minaj can say that and the N-word and the Imus Firing Squad of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton says nothing. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>Remember when Don Imus saw his cushy CBS Radio and MSNBC career go up in smoke in 2007 when he tried very early one morning to make one of his fake-misanthropic jokes about the Rutgers women's basketball team being 'nappy-headed hoes'? Black activists demanded his firing. Advertisers fled. The corporate suits, appalled and fearful of the terrible publicity, canned him.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/double-standard-hoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:34:00 +0000 38817 at http://mrc.org Media Research Center Announces $5 Million Campaign Exposing Media Bias http://mrc.org/press-releases/media-research-center-announces-5-million-campaign-exposing-media-bias <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media Research Center Announces $5 Million Campaign Exposing Media Bias </div> </div> </div> <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="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, DC – Today, the Media Research Center announced the launch of a $5 million campaign to document and expose media bias and its role in the 2012 presidential election, including a $2.5 million advertising budget.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/press-releases/media-research-center-announces-5-million-campaign-exposing-media-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division abc bias BrentBozell cbs liberalmediabias NBC presidentialcampaign pressrelease Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:58:00 +0000 38820 at http://mrc.org Obama vs. Catholics http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-vs-catholics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So when to the TV networks notice that Team Obama has an ideological agenda against faith-based charitable organizations, most especially the Catholic Church? Across the country, Democrats have been pushing Catholic social workers out of government cooperation. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>The Brian Williams MSNBC debate in Florida was not only dreadfully boring – I never thought I could ever long for commercials – it was pathetic. Freed of the fear of triggering an avalanche of applause against loaded questions, Williams and his co-moderators couldn't bring themselves to utter one single question asking the Republican candidates to respond to Obama mistakes. For almost two hours, not one Obama failure was cited. Apparently, his record is spotless.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/obama-vs-catholics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Wed, 25 Jan 2012 02:07:00 +0000 38816 at http://mrc.org Colbert's Egotism Isn't Fake http://mrc.org/bozells-column/colberts-egotism-isnt-fake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some self-aggrandizing comedians on Comedy Central are constantly stepping off the sidelines and attempting to participate in, not just ridicule, political campaigns. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>Late-night comedians historically have relished the opportunity to poke fun at politicians. Sometimes they savage them. In the Obama era, they haven't been so enthusiastic about any of it. A recent study of political jokes on three late-night shows (Letterman, Leno, and Jimmy Fallon) by the Center for Media and Public Affairs found that Barack Obama's joke count is 'substantially lower than any other president.'</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/colberts-egotism-isnt-fake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:36:00 +0000 38815 at http://mrc.org Mark Levin Deserves a Turn on TV http://mrc.org/bozells-column/mark-levin-deserves-turn-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why can&#039;t Levin discuss his book on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, or NPR - places where leftists like Tom Friedman and Paul Krugman our honored as greats? </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>It's a crying shame that in today's network 'news' media, only books written by gabby leftwing celebrities generate interest. When those leftwing screeds are written by leftwing celebrity clowns like Michael Moore or Bill Maher or Ed Schultz, then somehow it's A-list booking. That's when the "Today" show and 'The Tonight Show' roll out the red carpet.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/mark-levin-deserves-turn-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Wed, 18 Jan 2012 03:51:00 +0000 38814 at http://mrc.org Hollywood's Snotty Day In Court http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hollywoods-snotty-day-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will the Supreme Court grant Hollywood&#039;s demands and shred any regulation of nudity or profanity on broadcast TV? The networks said it is &quot;not our burden&quot; to make any rules for themselves. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>It was symbolically perfect that on the same day Hollywood went to the Supreme Court to make the case for broadcast profanity, Entertainment Weekly reported that the next showing of the ABC smutcom 'Modern Family' would feature a two-year-old girl dropping the F-bomb. The episode's title will be 'Little Bo Bleep.'</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hollywoods-snotty-day-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:07:00 +0000 38813 at http://mrc.org Unseat These Atrocious Moderators http://mrc.org/bozells-column/unseat-these-atrocious-moderators <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A historically shameless Clinton spin controller like George Stephanopoulos should never moderate a Republican primary debate - ever. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>Sitting through the Republican debate on Saturday night with ABC's George Stephanopoulos was just painful, from beginning to end. Some of it was just political Ambien. But when it was finally over, there was just one question. Who in the GOP in his/her right mind invites a historically shameless Democratic spin controller like Stephanopoulos to 'moderate' a primary debate like this – ever?</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/unseat-these-atrocious-moderators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Wed, 11 Jan 2012 02:36:00 +0000 38812 at http://mrc.org Santorum vs. The Meat Grinder http://mrc.org/bozells-column/santorum-vs-meat-grinder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rick Santorum&#039;s surprisingly close finish to Romney in Iowa guarantees the media will expect him to get brutally &quot;vetted&quot; like every other not-Romney. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>For many months, the liberal media elite has made no secret that in its mind, the field of Republican presidental candidates includes Mitt Romney and a collection of clowns. Clearly, Romney is the opponent that Barack Obama and the liberal establishment want nominated.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/santorum-vs-meat-grinder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Sat, 07 Jan 2012 12:41:00 +0000 38811 at http://mrc.org Occupy's Celebrity One-Percent Backers http://mrc.org/bozells-column/occupys-celebrity-one-percent-backers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Occupy Wall Street organizers claim to stand against the &quot;One Percent,&quot; but they conveniently ignore the massive wealth of celebrities among their supporters. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>The 'Occupy Wall Street' movement has hit several huge road blocks. First it was the cold temperatures that sent many home. Next was the long-overdue decision to evacuate them out of public parks by liberal Democrat mayors. But another huge road block that's emerging: their enormous hypocrisy on wealth.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/occupys-celebrity-one-percent-backers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division AlecBaldwin BrentBozell MichaelMoore RussellSimmons Wed, 04 Jan 2012 02:27:00 +0000 38810 at http://mrc.org Profanity and Pop Music http://mrc.org/bozells-column/profanity-and-pop-music <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even NPR&#039;s music critic declared that 2011&#039;s &quot;boundary-breaking&quot; musicians underlined how &quot;21st century pop music is very dirty.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>Profanity and pop music go hand in hand these days. The pop star Rihanna recently appeared on the British version of Simon Cowell's singing competition 'The X Factor' dressed in a demure plaid jumper with a prim white collar. It seemed like a bow to younger viewers (and their parents). But a glance at her black sneakers and the mood was shattered: she'd inscribed the words 'F— Off.'</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/profanity-and-pop-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:49:00 +0000 38809 at http://mrc.org 2012: A Year of Media Savagery http://mrc.org/bozells-column/2012-year-media-savagery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since the Obama machine can&#039;t run on the fairy dust of Hope and Change, they&#039;ll launch one of the most scorching personal assaults on the GOP nominee the country has ever witnessed. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>For those Republican presidential candidates who eventually conclude there is no path to the nomination, there is consolation in the notion that they won't be the ones to face the brutal onslaught being prepared for the GOP king of the mountain by Team Obama and their army of 'objective' media allies.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/2012-year-media-savagery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:39:00 +0000 38713 at http://mrc.org Cultural Winners and Losers, 2011 http://mrc.org/bozells-column/cultural-winners-and-losers-2011 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The entertainment year was worsened by Lady Gaga, &quot;Glee,&quot; &quot;Skins,&quot; &quot;The Playboy Club,&quot; and a picture book titled &quot;Go The F*** to Sleep.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>The depravity of our popular culture and our eagerness to shred traditional values manifests itself every day. Lady Gaga, the top-earning woman in the music business and deemed by ABC's Barbara Walters to be one of the 'most fascinating people,' has a new vocation in mind. She's announced she wants to become an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church so she can marry two gay male friends.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/cultural-winners-and-losers-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Sun, 25 Dec 2011 20:20:00 +0000 38712 at http://mrc.org The Year of Krugman Thuggishness http://mrc.org/bozells-column/year-krugman-thuggishness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Nobel Prize-winning New York Times columnist matched the prize&#039;s namesake. He threw rhetorical dynamite at anything in the way of his radical worldview. </div> </div> </div> <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> </div> <p>In 2008, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. At that time it wasn't hard to imagine the Swedes were rewarding Krugman for eight years of blasting George W. Bush. In other words, the Nobel Prize truly matched its namesake: Alfred Nobel invented dynamite. Krugman regularly throws rhetorical dynamite at anything that stands in the way of his radical worldview.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/year-krugman-thuggishness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Wed, 21 Dec 2011 01:39:00 +0000 38711 at http://mrc.org