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  • Obama Sinks the Markets

    03/11/2009 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 1,063+ views
    Obama Sinks the Markets Wednesday, March 11, 2009 By L. Brent Bozell III On March 3, President Obama said something remarkably stupid, wrong and politically tone-deaf. Our Obama-loving media either ignored it – or actually quoted it without comment. He claimed “The stock market is sort of like a tracking poll in politics. It bobs up and down day to day and if you spend all your time worrying about that, then you're probably going to get the long-term strategy wrong.” The Dow has now fallen more than 50 percent from its peak. Last month, it saw its biggest one-month...
  • Media Decide Deficits Are OK In Obama Era

    03/04/2009 6:48:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 594+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 4, 2009 | L. Brent Bozell
    As Gov. Bobby Jindal began to offer a Republican response, it became apparent that he would be no match with Barack Obama in the soaring-oratory department. The Republicans really should have tried a gimmick instead. Perhaps Jindal could have walked on and said, "Today, the president held what he called a fiscal responsibility summit." He could then afford a wide smile, knowing his audience had erupted in laughter. Honestly, now: Are we quite ready finally to declare the Era of Obama As Fiscally Conservative is over? Last year, Republicans warned that Barack Obama was ultraliberal — a socialist, in fact...
  • ERIC HOLDER IS NO HEALER

    03/01/2009 12:31:37 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 17 replies · 508+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | March 1, 2009 | L. Brent Bozell III
    We've endured two years of endless journalistic jawboning about Barack Obama, the great racial healer who would bind us together, the man who would get everyone singing on a sun-soaked hilltop with a bottle of Coke and a smile. So now that he's in, what has he got? We have Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, telling us how Americans remain "voluntarily socially segregated," and that while we have the foolish pride to think of the United States as an ethnic melting pot, we have always been and continue to be a "nation of cowards."-SNIP-Some passages were simply ludicrous. Holder claimed...
  • Galluping Past Bad Polls?

    02/11/2009 4:49:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 676+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2009 | Brent Bozell lll
    Some of President Obama's policies are not faring well in public opinion, but will anyone be told? On Feb. 2, a Gallup poll found that Obama's executive order "allowing U.S. funding for overseas family planning organizations that provide abortion" was decidedly unpopular: Only 35 percent approved, while 58 percent disapproved. You didn't know this? You're not alone: A Nexis survey finds none of the television networks, cable or broadcast, noticed these results, either. The Gallup survey found overwhelming approval for other Obama policies -- on higher fuel efficiency standards, on restricting lobbyists from joining his administration, on interrogating suspects according...
  • Bozell: No Cussing Club Kid Gets Death Threats

    Brent Bozell's culture column this week tackled the new F-bomb single from Britney Spears and the kid who received death threats for starting a No Cussing club: McKay Hatch is a 15-year-old boy from South Pasadena, California who people clearly hate. He’s received over 60,000 negative E-mails, most of them vicious, some including death threats that have spawned police and FBI investigations. What has this boy done that’s caused such anger? Was he caught dealing drugs? Did he rage? Did he kill? No. He started a No Cussing Club. And for that he is vilified. Hatch says some people are...
  • Tony Blankley's Untimely Cry

    01/28/2009 4:11:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 679+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2009 | Brent Bozell III
    Authors often try to release their books at an absolutely perfect moment for stoking sales. Exhibit A is PBS anchor Gwen Ifill, who scheduled her liberal "era of Obama" thrill-fest about hot-shot black Democrats for Barack Obama's Inauguration Day. Tony Blankley did almost exactly the opposite. To paraphrase the famous Bill Buckley slogan for National Review, Blankley's new book stands athwart the historic Obama swearing-in, yelling stop. It's titled "American Grit," and it calls for a "new nationalism," a notion at odds with Obama's open disdain for American exceptionalism. The left and their media allies have spent nearly every day...
  • Video: Brent Bozell On Bush And The Media

    01/20/2009 12:54:46 PM PST · by careyb · 5 replies · 798+ views
    Fox & Friends ^ | 1/20/09 | Brent Bozell
    The Media Research Center head reflects.
  • Video: Brent Bozell On AP Inaugural Double Standard

    01/16/2009 9:06:21 AM PST · by careyb · 2 replies · 853+ views
    Fox & Friends ^ | 1/16/09 | Brent Bozell
    He discusses with Brian Kilmeade.
  • Bozell Column: Sweet on Caroline

    01/01/2009 3:49:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies · 1,349+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 30, 2008 | Brent Bozell
    One sign the liberal news media live in a plastic Manhattan bubble is their undying ardor for the Kennedy Myth, best known by that public-relations construct "Camelot." Instead of a president and First Lady, they believe, we had the King and Queen of Glamour. Never mind if their marriage was a joke and his list of presidential accomplishments was short. Never mind if the Republican half of the country feels sickened by the obsession. The media preferred the myth – and they still do to this day. It is why they are promoting the anointment of unaccomplished Caroline Kennedy...
  • Media Bias '08: Thrill To Shill For Democrats

    12/24/2008 5:46:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,069+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 24, 2008 | L. Brent Bozell
    Sean Hannity marks 2008 as the year journalism died. But it could just as easily be the year journalism felt a thrill going up its leg. That Chris Matthews disclosure in February, that a Barack Obama speech caused him a mild ecstasy, represented the everyday "mainstream" media view. Reporters didn't so much produce "news" during this election year as they tried to make a sale. Every story seemed to say, "You know you want Obama." Chris Matthews won the Quote of the Year for 2008 in the Media Research Center's annual tally of the year's worst reporting, or the Best...
  • What Democratic Scandal?--Is Blagojevich a Democrat? The media won't say.

    12/18/2008 5:24:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 900+ views
    CNSNews.com / Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 18, 2008 | L. Brent Bozell III
    In October 2006 the national media projected Rep. Mark Foley’s online sex chats with House pages into a disaster that would swallow the Grand Old Party whole. CBS, for example, proclaimed it the “congressional equivalent of Katrina.” In 2008, when federal investigators found Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich trying to put Barack Obama’s Senate seat on the auction block, these same “news” gatherers found a storm, to be sure, but a storm they suggested would in short order be “pushed out to sea.” With the governor caught on tape unloading obscenity after obscenity about how he expected to reap a financial...
  • What Democrat Scandal?

    12/17/2008 4:41:37 PM PST · by shoptalk · 19 replies · 1,298+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | December 17, 2008 | L. Brent Bozell III
    In October 2006 the national media projected Rep. Mark Foley’s online sex chats with House pages into a disaster that would swallow the Grand Old Party whole. CBS, for example, proclaimed it the “congressional equivalent of Katrina.” In 2008, when federal investigators found Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich trying to put Barack Obama’s Senate seat on the auction block, these same “news” gatherers found a storm, to be sure, but a storm they suggested would in short order be “pushed out to sea.” With the governor caught on tape unloading obscenity after obscenity about how he expected to reap a financial...
  • Obama, taxes and 'facts'

    10/04/2008 4:35:04 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 8 replies · 745+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | October 4, 2008 | Editorial
    Ever since liberal media types felt robbed by the Bush-Quayle campaign's "lies" about Michael Dukakis in 1988, we've been suffering through their attempts to "police the facts" in advertisements. "Correction" squads are insisting John McCain can't say Barack Obama will raise taxes, no matter how much that announcing Democrats will raise taxes is like announcing the sun will rise. In 1992, then-Vice President Dan Quayle suggested Bill Clinton would raise taxes on the middle class. Quayle said at the vice-presidential everyone making more than $36,000 would be affected. Media "experts" accused the GOP of mangling "facts." President Clinton was elected,...
  • The Unreported Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mess(VIDEO)

    09/27/2008 6:55:14 AM PDT · by paltz · 4 replies · 529+ views
    Eyeblast.tv ^ | 9/25/08 | MRC
    Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said on "Fox & Friends" that the media reported more this year on the 2002 Enron collapse than the collapse of government-backed mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. VIDEO
  • Obama Tries To Flush Rush

    09/24/2008 1:00:11 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 273+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | by Brent Bozell III
    For two decades, going back to the Willie Horton ads of 1999, we've heard liberals accuse Republicans of race-baiting. Throughout this campaign, there have been endless whispers, suggestions and outright accusations that GOP could/would play the race card because Obama is half-black. Now Barack Obama has found his bizarre version of Willie Horton, and it's . Rush Limbaugh. Obama sneakily tried to air a Spanish-language TV ad telling Latinos that Limbaugh thinks all Mexicans are stupid, Mexican immigrants should all shut up and go home, and that Limbaugh and John McCain are identical twins on immigration. None of it is...
  • Msnbc's Doomed 'Experiment'

    09/11/2008 12:20:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 493+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    The executive suite at MSNBC is the last hardened corner of America to concede that maybe Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews are nowhere close to the textbook definition of detached, "straight news" anchor. Their decision to abandon what was tenderly called their anchoring "experiment" only acknowledges that the idea was a bust: MSNBC was regularly coming in dead last among the commercial cable-news and broadcast-news network covering the conventions. NBC News is coming to the realization that Olbermann and Matthews aren't only suppressing MSNBC's ratings on election and convention nights, they're ruining whatever credibility NBC's brand retained. When the boos...
  • Toxic Beverly Hills

    09/06/2008 5:27:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 181+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    For months, the CW network has been pushing its reworking of the old teen soap "Beverly Hills 90210." When it finally debuted, Entertainment Weekly magazine joked: "'90210' is the Sarah Palin of TV shows -- it's new, it's pretty, few people have seen it in advance ... and its main purpose is to remind you of a trusty old product while adding some new vigor and soap opera to the cultural discourse." Put aside that nasty insult aimed at the new star on the political scene. It's the "new vigor" phrase that's salient. The lame, recycled "90210" opened with --...
  • Brent Bozell III: Savaging Sarah Palin

    09/02/2008 10:14:49 PM PDT · by kellynla · 55 replies · 181+ views
    townhall.com ^ | September 03, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    When MSNBC's Chris Matthews suggested in Denver that Barack Obama earned his present elevation in American politics, unlike "showcase appointments" like Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, he reminded the world of the peculiarity of liberalism. John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate underlined it. Liberals find no joy when Republicans select women or minorities for top positions. They are all fraudulent traitors to their own apparent group interests. Conservative blacks aren't really black. Conservative Latinos aren't really Latino. Now, conservative women are somehow not really women. Newsweek's Eleanor Clift spoke for her colleagues on the Palin...
  • TV's Contempt For Marriage

    08/18/2008 8:52:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies · 254+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | 15 August 2008 | L. Brent Bozell
    Doug and Annie Brown became a hot topic of conversation in June when his book came out, called “Just Do It." The married couple from Denver made a decision to do something dramatic to their marriage and have sex for 101 days in a row. They called it a “sexpedition." They expressed surprise at how much closer they became, relishing conversations, holding hands and strengthening their marital bond. They felt like courting each other the way they did when they first met in their twenties. On the jokey surface of our popular culture, we consistently encounter the idea that marriage...
  • Our Sick Edwards-Excusing Media

    08/14/2008 6:14:04 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 4 replies · 116+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | Aug. 12, '08 | Brent Bozell
    You know there are some in the liberal media who have simply lost touch with reality when they ask with great detachment whether John Edwards will be able to run for office again soon. For months the Enquirer has been trickling out the goods they collected on Edwards having an affair and possibly a love child with campaign aide Rielle Hunter, staking out Edwards in a California hotel - and how he hid in the bathroom to avoid them. Throughout this time, the very same media spread unproven trash on John McCain's alleged relationship with a lobbyist because the source...
  • Media Excuses For Edwards Border On Sick

    08/13/2008 6:48:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 171+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 13, 2008 | L. BRENT BOZELL
    You know some in the liberal media have simply lost touch with reality when the headline reads "John Edwards Cheats on Wife With Cancer" and they ask with great detachment whether he'll be able to run for office again soon. Their morality is so bizarre that they showed more outrage at John McCain featuring a picture of Paris Hilton in a commercial for two eye-blinks than for Edwards catting around on a dying spouse. For months (and more hotly in the last two weeks), the National Enquirer has been trickling out the goods they collected on John Edwards having an...
  • Our Sick Edwards-Excusing Media

    08/12/2008 2:03:55 PM PDT · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 14 replies · 141+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 08/12/08 | L. Brent Bozell III
    You know there are some in the liberal media who have simply lost touch with reality when the headline reads "John Edwards Cheats on Wife With Cancer" and they ask with great detachment whether he'll be able to run for office again soon. These people's morality is so bizarre that they showed more outrage at John McCain featuring a picture of Paris Hilton in a commercial for two eye-blinks than for Edwards catting around on a dying spouse. ...
  • Ads Gone Bad

    08/08/2008 5:47:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 139+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    bad enough that parents have to shield their children from what Hollywood calls entertainment. Now they have to be equally vigilant with the messages and visuals put forward by the advertisers who sponsor that filth. Parents can become discouraged by the sheer intensity of the commercial manipulation of sex. It's everywhere. Reporter Matt Spector of ABCNews.com recently underlined how the hypersexualization of teenagers in advertising is intensifying. A Greek print ad for previously owned BMW autos features a clearly teenage-looking girl shot from her naked shoulders up, her blond hair splayed around her head across the page. The ad's come-hither...
  • McCain Vs. “DESTINY”

    07/28/2008 9:00:12 AM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies · 112+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | 23 July 2008 | L. Brent Bozell
    John McCain has figured out that one way to build enthusiasm among conservatives is to confront his former best friends in the liberal media. As the media glorify Barack Obama the “statesman” on his trip abroad, with the three network anchors lining up for interviews like a gaggle of smitten fan-club presidents, the McCain campaign suddenly acquired a surprising “Annoy The Media” flavor. Like many Obama-loving press outlets, Newsweek has reported that McCain's campaign is struggling against an Obama crusade that seems “blessed by destiny." This spin is maddening. The Obama campaign has been blessed by a media that arrogantly...
  • Less Accessible Obama

    07/16/2008 8:38:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 82+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    The press has been endlessly dazzled with the prowess and the promise of the Barack Obama campaign. Observers of these quivering scribes have to wonder if they don't collapse from exhaustion at the end of the day from all the involuntary spine tingling and shortness of breath over Obama's inspirational aura. One obvious sign the media have been too dazzled is by their utter lack of concern about Obama's accessibility to journalists. Obama may be the least accessible primary winner in decades, but this press avoidance has in no way damaged his standing with reporters, who instead of growing frustrated...
  • Another Buckley Send-Off (Patricia Buckley Bozell, Sister of WFB, RIP)

    07/14/2008 7:21:53 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 14 replies · 649+ views
    The Corner ^ | 7/14/2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    I have the sad news of reporting that also succumbing to cancer on Saturday was Patricia “Trish” Bozell, beloved sister of WFB. Our sympathies to our good friend Brent and the entire Bozell family, to Priscilla, Jim, and Reid Buckley, and all friends and family. I read this from Philippians (1:12) as if St. Paul wrote it from Heaven: “To me life is Christ, and death is gain.” It's hard not to read it today as if a message from Tony and Trish, as if to say: Do not be afraid. We’re in good shape. Make sure you come and...
  • Brent Bozell: Liberal Smears Unchallenged

    06/24/2008 10:33:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 152+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 25, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    The general election season is under way, and the leftists are already displaying their hypocrisy. They've launched pre-emptive warnings against a Republican "swiftboating" of Barack Obama at the same time they're making up wild allegations about the villainous ultraconservative plots against goodness planned by John McCain. The supposed civility police in the media are emphasizing the Obama warnings of a right-wing onslaught, but not the nasty leftist attacks on McCain. Once again, Republicans are painted as the agents of character assassination, while Democrats are angels whose style is sweet civility and whose substance is the refreshing truth. Obama's campaign is...
  • Gore Endorses Obama: So What? [MSM Are Idiots Alert]

    06/18/2008 5:20:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 83+ views
    Town Hall ^ | June 18, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    The day after Al Gore endorsed Barack Obama in Detroit, MSNBC kept repeating the allegedly big news with the on-air question "Will Gore Help or Hurt Obama?" Left out of that question: Who cares? Does Gore's endorsement matter at all? Pundits usually declare in today's media-saturated world that endorsements from major politicians or movie stars just don't have much impact. A Who's Who of the Beautiful People in Hollywood endorsed and actively campaigned for John Kerry -- and had no impact. With Al Gore it's the same thing. He doesn't bring a single vote Obama doesn't already have. He could...
  • Applauding "Grand Theft"

    05/02/2008 2:37:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 238+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2008 | Brent Bozzell III
    Outrage comes easy at the sight of 15-year-old Disney Channel billion-dollar phenomenon Miley Cyrus -- known to screaming 8-year-old girls as Hannah Montana -- appearing barebacked with a come-hither smile in a photo shoot for Vanity Fair. Did no one understand how the slinky satin-sheet photo would be greeted by the eyes of teenage boys -- or men twice her age? Parents are covering the eyes of their Disney-drenched little girls while their role model has a train wreck. Do we need another Britney Spears Show? But teenage boys are going wilder this week over a more dangerous cultural low:...
  • Open Letter To Time Magazine's Richard Stengel

    04/25/2008 4:28:35 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 6 replies · 107+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 04/25/08 | L. Brent Bozell, III
    April 23, 2008 Richard Stengel Managing Editor Time Magazine Mr. Stengel, The cover of your April 28, 2008 Special Environmental Issue is appalling, and offensive to the veterans of the battle of Iwo Jima, the United States Marine Corps, all members of our Armed Services and every American who understands and reveres the sacrifice of those Marines who fought and died to raise our flag atop Mount Suribachi and to everyone who has ever stood up to serve to help us remain free. Your subsequent “explanation”, devoid of an apology, was no better. Co-opting the hallowed image of the United...
  • Media Messengers and Pope Benedict's Message (Brent Bozell III)

    04/18/2008 2:21:37 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies · 84+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 4/16/2008 | L. Brent Bozell III
    Pope Benedict XVI is in America and, like his predecessor, is about to be treated to curiously bipolar coverage at the hands of the American press. While in-country, John Paul the Great received almost universally positive treatment. But up to the point the papal wheels touched down, the media reports were consistently critical – some verging on the savage – and when it was wheels-up, the press immediately returned to their old ways. The tone this time around will not be so much “news” as the recycled template that our journalistic elite imposes on every papal visit to America in...
  • Ben Stein vs. Sputtering Atheists

    04/17/2008 4:07:06 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 323 replies · 329+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | April 17, 2008 | L. Brent Bozell III
    I confess that when the producers of Ben Stein’s new documentary “Expelled” called, offering me a private screening, I was less than excited. It is a reality of PC liberalism: There is only one credible side to an issue, and any dissent is not only rejected, it is scorned. Global warming. Gay “rights.” Abortion “rights.” On these and so many other issues there is enlightenment, and then there is the Idiotic Other Side. PC liberalism’s power centers are the news media, the entertainment industry and academia and all are in the clutches of an unmistakable hypocrisy: Theirs is an ideology...
  • Obama's Church of Slurs

    03/19/2008 4:46:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 905+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    It's Damage Control Time for the liberal press. Count New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof as one in the media masses who have been outraged, just outraged, at the supposed conservative bigotry against Barack Obama. This "most monstrous bigotry" isn't just about race but also religion. Stating his middle name and whispering on the Internet that he's a Muslim "are the religious equivalent of racial slurs." Kristof concluded his March 9 column by quoting Martin Luther: "I'd rather be ruled by a wise Turk than a foolish Christian." Through months of outrage over Obama the Supposed Muslim, reporters have largely...
  • From the Right, He Looks Too Blue Think real conservatives will vote for John McCain? Don't count on

    03/09/2008 8:04:22 PM PDT · by AllseeingEye33 · 238 replies · 3,539+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2008 | Brent Bozell
    From the Right, He Looks Too Blue Think real conservatives will vote for John McCain? Don't count on it. By L. Brent Bozell Sunday, March 9, 2008; B01 The conservative talk-show community? Don't mind them -- they're irrelevant. This message from John McCain surrogates and other members of the political class is filling the airwaves and op-ed pages. In the Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes recently wrote that McCain needn't worry that conservatives are uncomfortable with his candidacy, because "while they love to grumble and grouse, conservatives tend to be loyal Republicans who wind up voting...
  • The McCain Imperative

    03/09/2008 5:47:10 PM PDT · by jdm · 106 replies · 1,486+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 09, 2008 | Staff
    L. Brent Bozell argues in the Washington Post that John McCain should not count on “real conservatives” voting for him. I don’t know the extent to which conservatives will work and vote for McCain in November, but Bozell inadvertently proves that conservatives should support the Senator lavishly and, within reason, unconditionally. Much of Bozell’s piece consists of a skewed, self-serving political history of the post-Reagan years, about which more in a moment. Having shown to his satisfaction that conservatives have regularly supported “moderate” Republican nominees only to experience betrayal, Bozell provides his list of things conservatives should call on...
  • From the Right, He Looks Too Blue

    03/09/2008 6:04:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 131 replies · 1,776+ views
    The WAshington Post ^ | March 9, 2008 | L. Brent Bozell
    The conservative talk-show community? Don't mind them -- they're irrelevant. This message from John McCain surrogates and other members of the political class is filling the airwaves and op-ed pages. In the Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes recently wrote that McCain needn't worry that conservatives are uncomfortable with his candidacy, because "while they love to grumble and grouse, conservatives tend to be loyal Republicans who wind up voting for their party's candidate." In the same pages, novelist Mark Helprin, a former adviser to Robert J. Dole's presidential campaign, savaged conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity...
  • Mi Tio ("My Uncle" - L. Brent Bozell III Tribute to His Uncle William F. Buckley)

    02/28/2008 8:49:18 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies · 440+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 2/28/2008 | L. Brent Bozell III
    Thirty years ago I was fresh out of college, with no particular career path chosen, and decided I’d like to be a nationally-syndicated columnist. I’d learn rather quickly that before being one, one has to become one, and to qualify on that caliber one has to demonstrate a talent which this young man didn’t possess. Bill Buckley told me so. I’d penned a couple of practice pieces, one having something to do with Jimmy Carter’s choice of Muhammad Ali as his ambassador-at-large to Africa, another on something equally memorable, and sent them to Bill, asking for his critique. Now, Bill...
  • [McCain Defeats Limbaugh]: McCain vs. Limbaugh

    01/29/2008 7:04:00 PM PST · by rface · 102 replies · 159+ views
    News Busters ^ | January 29, 2008 | Brent Bozell
    from Florida Department of State Divisions of Election McCain .............. 36 % Romney .............. 31 %. You can tell a lot about how the news media feel about conservatives by watching how they talk about Rush Limbaugh. They want his influence curbed. They pine for the day his career hits the skids. They’re constantly looking for a moment where they can declare that conservatives no longer have – that Rush Limbaugh no longer has -- the Grand Old Party in a menacing trance. They don’t want Republican candidates seeking a Limbaugh endorsement. They think they found that moment on January...
  • Ban The Word 'Fetus' (Brent Bozell Column)

    01/15/2008 2:02:15 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 546+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 1/5/2008 | L. Brent Bozell III
    The Democratic presidential race is turning into a snippy identity-politics battle waged around the question: Is America more racist or more sexist? Is America too racist to deserve Barack Obama? Or too sexist to deserve Hillary Clinton? Liberals think this is a real puzzler, since they assume America is bigoted both ways. It’s going to be a long, America-accusing election year no matter who wins. This is nuts. Our system of laws in this country contains energetic remedies for discrimination against blacks and women. Discriminatory attitudes still exist in isolated, politically irrelevant pockets whose existence is then magnified one hundred-fold...
  • 2007's Winners and Losers

    12/30/2007 12:04:46 PM PST · by rhema · 7 replies · 306+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 28, 2007 | L. Brent Bozell III
    For America’s celebrity-watching media, 2007 was the Year of Spears, about which we should breathe a sigh of relief that Western civilization survived. The year began with increasingly erratic Britney Spears popping in and out of rehab stints. Then she shaved her head in the spring, a move that screamed that the pop star’s moves were more crazy than calculated by publicists. The year ended with the news that Britney’s 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn Spears, a star of the children’s channel Nickelodeon, was pregnant. Had the youngest Spears sister been cast as a tawdry teenage tramp on “Desperate Housewives,” her...
  • Who's Scared of Christmas?

    12/14/2007 5:26:31 AM PST · by fweingart · 6 replies · 52+ views
    Town Hall ^ | December 14, 2007 | Brent Bozell III
    At the summit of national power, politicians and bureaucrats are terrified at the idea of endorsing the religious views of the majority of Americans. Our First Amendment forbids the establishment of a state religion, but many of our governing elites are taking it a step further, outlawing its very existence from the public conversation. Congress can turn this into an unintentional comedy of manners. On Dec. 11, the House considered a rather meaningless resolution "recognizing the importance of Christmas" -- and nine members of the House voted nay. The roll call of Grinches are, surprise, largely from blue states: Gary...
  • Another Twisted Christmas

    12/12/2007 7:39:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 129+ views
    townhall ^ | December 7, 2007 | Brent Bozell III
    The Christmas season is upon us, which means it's that special time of year for the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State to make sure no wayward city council will allow a whiff of frankincense on government property. They must send out direct-mail fundraising letters asking "Help Us Crush a Creche at Christmas!"   The Christmas season is also that time of year when the business world implores us to consider the material as more important than the spiritual, all in the spirit of "the holidays." So we celebrate the arrival on...
  • The Christmas-Crushing Movie "The Golden Compass"

    11/30/2007 8:06:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 123 replies · 347+ views
    human events ^ | 11/09/2007 | L. Brent Bozell III
    As the movie studios gear up for a big Christmas movie season, one trailer that looks like a blockbuster is "The Golden Compass," which must be trying to cash in on the "Narnia" movies. It has flashy special-effect polar bears in armor and a young heroic damsel in distress facing off against evil forces. The casting is top-notch, led by Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, the current star spy in the James Bond movies. But buyer beware: Narnia it's not. It's the anti-Narnia. Instead of a Christian allegory, it's an anti-Christian allegory. The author of "The Golden Compass," Philip Pullman,...
  • Team Clinton Does Its Best Work In Secret

    11/07/2007 5:16:32 PM PST · by vietvet67 · 11 replies · 42+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 07, 2007 | L. BRENT BOZELL
    Let's face it: The Clintons will say anything in their quests for the presidency. Just as Bill Clinton railed against Republican corruption in 1992, promising his would be "the most ethical administration in history," Hillary Clinton now is presenting herself as the antidote of the Republican "culture of corruption" and the antithesis of the Bush administration's penchant for secrecy. What makes this argument all the more laughable is that secrecy has always been their modus operandi, and their key method of their scandal damage control. It's on display again. In the Oct. 30 Democratic debate on MSNBC, Tim Russert asked...
  • 'Bella' and the Pro-Life Film Trend (L. Brent Bozell III)

    10/26/2007 10:12:47 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 49 replies · 57+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/26/2007 | L. Brent Bozell III
    ...The bohemian worldview of Woodstock Nation is in some ways dominant, and in some ways passe in our popular culture. Hallucinogenic drugs are no longer the rage, but the "free love" spirit of "if it feels good, do it" still runs strong, especially in our entertainment world. And yet, burbling beneath a noisy culture of sexual excess and self-love, there's a quiet undercurrent in our movies carrying subtle, and even obvious, pro-life themes. Last Christmas, there was "Children of Men," a dark science-fiction look into England, 20 years from now, where human fertility has vanished.... Six months later, the small...
  • Miller, the Jesus-Mocking Beer

    10/13/2007 9:12:32 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 26 replies · 417+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 12, 2007 | Brent Bozell
    The Miller Lite people have a new ad featuring beer drinkers being instructed by a pro-sports-type commissioner in etiquette for the "More Taste League." But the entity needing a "More Taste" lesson is the Miller Brewing Co. itself. Last year, Miller infuriated opponents of illegal immigration when the Chicago Tribune reported it paid $30,000 for a convention and newspaper ads publicizing a march of illegal-alien advocates to protest against Speaker Dennis Hastert's congressional office in Batavia, Ill. Consumers launched a national boycott. Apparently, Miller learned nothing. What the brewing giant has now done is far more offensive. Now, Miller has...
  • Rush Limbaugh, Vindicated

    10/10/2007 4:47:00 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 51 replies · 2,559+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 | L. Brent Bozell
    The ruckus over the Rush Limbaugh "phony soldiers" statement is dying down. It ought not to. There is a huge story here. What did Rush say? In a Sept. 26 conversation with a caller to his program who claimed the media never interview "real soldiers," but just people out of the blue, Rush added for emphasis, "the phony soldiers." The left saw its opportunity and pounced with a vengeance. Led by the George Soros-funded and Hillary Clinton-inspired Media Matters outfit, it unleashed a scorched-earth attack on Limbaugh for insulting the military, stating that any servicemen or women who might oppose...
  • The Frustrated Family Hour

    09/29/2007 1:26:48 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 116+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 9/29/07 | Brent Bozell III
    The new fall season of television has begun. Oh, joy. What creative license has Hollywood taken now? How will this industry top -- because it always must top -- last year's shock? You're a parent. You come home, open the TV book and see listings like this: "BONES (Season Premiere): A skull smashes through the windshield of a car driven by a group of teenagers on the freeway; a trail of suspects leads Brennan and Booth to a strange cannibalistic society." A late-night offering for adults? Think again. Fox airs this gruesome twosome tracking the cannibals at 8 p.m. eastern...
  • Embarrassing Celebrity Pundits

    09/22/2007 7:48:19 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 25 replies · 281+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | Sept. 18, '07 | L. Brent Bozell III
    Howard Kurtz defined what's wrong with our political culture when asked about Sally Field blurting out in her Emmy speech that if women ruled the world, there'd be no [expletive deleted] wars. Kurtz said because she "said it at a live news event, Fox was censoring the news." This is "news"? Field's incoherent rant, delivered after a series of stammers, is serious? This is not news. The measure we have for punditry in our political culture is fame, not brains. Celebrities embarrass themselves. This happens often on Bill Mahrer's "Real Time" show. The rap star Mos Def, often honored by...
  • The Death of Sportsmanship

    09/22/2007 4:22:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 369+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2007 | Brent Bozell III
    Rutgers University is known as the birthplace of college football, but in the last few weeks it's seemed more like the deathplace of sportsmanship. On Sept. 7, Rutgers hosted Navy's football team. What respect was shown in the wake of the midshipmen's forthcoming service to the country and the approaching Sept. 11 anniversary? The rowdy student fans of Rutgers hurled obscenities at Navy, thoroughly embarrassing their college and their town. Rutgers won the game but lost any sense of honor and decency. Navy was booed and peppered with "You suck!" chants when they stepped on the field to start both...