Skip to comments.Media Watchdog Launches Media Liberal Bias Campaign
Posted on 06/18/2004 7:58:22 PM PDT by seastay
A media watchdog group is launching an ambitious campaign to reach 50 million people every week with evidence of the media's liberal bias.
"Day after day, night after night, the news media question, denounce, or just plain ignore the good news. They want higher taxes to fund massive new federal spending for more liberal experiments like socialized health care," said Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center and founder of CNSNews.com .
"They want America -- and the world -- to see our military as corrupt and barbaric -- and failing. And they'll denounce anyone or anything that stands in the way of that message."
The "Tell the Truth" campaign will include full-page ads and billboards in top media markets, and thousands of bumper stickers, coffee mugs, pens and t-shirts bearing the "Tell the Truth" slogan. The campaign also includes daily email CyberAlerts; and a weekly fax report with the "Worst of the Week," identifying the most egregious bias.
Several special reports will be issued. One recent report documents the media's hostility towards the policies of former President Ronald Reagan that they now acknowledge were monumental achievements.
The MRC's Free Market Project will release four studies documenting the media's agenda against the food industry, in favor of higher taxes and greater environmental activism, and against tort reform. Special features will be included on TimesWatch.org, a site dedicated to the New York Times' bias.
A Pew Research Center for People and the Press poll of the national news media published this spring revealed the media admits its bias. By a factor of 5-1, they label themselves as liberal over conservative.
According to Bozell, the media has dropped the ball in its coverage of the economy, the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, and the war on terrorism.
We don't want a 'conservative' news media," Bozell said. "We want, and demand, truth . We want the news media to strive for objectivity at all times. We want balance. We want fairness."
And everything else.
'bout damn time!
Signing up for daily email CyberAlerts
IMO we need lawsuits, and lots of them. Sue them on fraud charges for deliberately misinforming their audience, who have the just expectation that the media is telling the truth. Sue them for campaign finance violations, on the grounds that their bias constitutes an illegal and undeclared campaign contribution to the Democrats. Sue them for discrimination against conservatives in hiring and promotion. Sue them for the various libel and slander they pour out daily.
They don't fear complaints. They DO fear lawsuits, the more expensive to defend the better.
I'd have to say I totally agree with you.
Well great. Now we just need a small army of lawyers. And maybe a couple of clothespins.
Well hasn't MRC been doing this now for a few years anyway?
I like the idea
...To name a few.
"Yup, this is just a way for Bozell to try to raise money. I hear he's running out of cash for his many operations."
Er, all I see in this article is ways he's trying to SPEND money. And a hell of a lot of it. I'm not seeing how he's going to -get- any money out of this whole thing.
When the media isn't focused on the insipid news of the day (OJ, Scott Peterson, LA Car Chases), they're focused on trying to get their guy John Kerry elected.
Cite in this article where it says he's trying to raise money. Near as I can tell, he's spending most of it on full page advertising. CyberAlerts are cheap and easy to disseminate.
This probably comes on the heels of the Tom Harkin Defense Approrpiations Amendment he tried to ram through the Senate with great success to censor Rush Limbaugh's one-and-only first hour of his radio show from Armed Forces Radio. Not because of indecency, but because one hour out of 24 of Armed Forces Radio is deemed unbalanced according to that old nitwit Democratic Senator from Iowa, Tom Harkin.
I heard something about this mentioned on the previews for Hannity and Colmes, but I didn't get to see it. Do you know of any articles on it? This makes me really mad.