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  • Cultural Winners and Losers of 2017

    12/21/2017 9:05:14 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 22, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The first year of President Trump stirred the makers of popular culture into a frenzy of resistance. Any list of the year's cultural winners and losers revolves around how the entertainment elites offended Americans in the red states by trying too hard to correct their outdated patriotism and other traditional values. Loser: the National Football League. Ratings took a dramatic hit, and attendance at games dropped, resulting in thousands of empty stadium seats and, in some cases, half-empty stadiums. Worse, the disdain shows no signs of abetting. The media tried not to draw the conclusion that kneeling for the national...
  • NPR And PBS, The Biggest Harassment Hypocrites

    11/30/2017 9:28:06 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 01, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The swift revolution against sexual harassment is ending the careers of a series of media "icons," left and right. But perhaps nowhere is this hypocrisy more notable (and deeper) than at PBS and NPR. These were the entities that made sexual harassment the boiling feminist issue when Anita Hill testified during Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing in 1991. Here's an easy question: Why didn't this sudden spirit of self-discovery and investigation happen back then? Or in any year since? It could have happened when then-President Bill Clinton settled with Paula Jones in 1998, or even last year as these networks enjoyed...
  • Brent Bozell: Matt Lauer and the sexual harassment hypocrisy

    11/29/2017 4:24:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 29, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    So the top broadcast news journalist who raked the former top cable news journalist over sexual harassment has now been fired for sexual harassment. You can’t make this stuff up. Matt Lauer’s canned. As I write these words there is only a report from Variety that describes his alleged indiscretions, but one thing is for certain: NBC would not have fired their top star were this not an impeachable offense. They’re dropping like bowling pins all over Hollywood, in sports, in politics and in journalism. Every day someone new is guilty of sexual harassment. While the deed is being reported,...
  • The Abrupt Shaming of Charlie Rose

    11/23/2017 10:33:43 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The privileged and prestigious professional life of Charlie Rose came to a shocking end this week. In the latest lurid front-page testimony on powerful men, the Washington Post reported that eight women have accused Rose of brutish and exhibitionist behavior. They said new employees were sometimes rubbed on the shoulders by his "crusty paw," and that he liked walking out naked in front of female staffers. Boom. CBS and PBS abruptly fired him. This was shocking to people who watched Rose glide along with elites. He seemed to be a courtly Southern gentleman on air. But that turned out to...
  • A Rerun of the 'Da Vinci' Kook

    10/06/2017 5:44:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Dan Brown, the author of "The DaVinci Code," is back with another blockbuster anti-religion novel, and CBS "Sunday Morning" rolled out the red carpet on Oct. 1 to honor him and his massive commercial success. The segment began with what he called his "fortress of gratitude" -- his house loaded floor to ceiling, over several stories, with bookshelves ... stuffed with copies of Dan Brown's own books. So we know who Dan Brown worships. CBS correspondent Tony Dokoupil vaguely noted Brown has been attacked by "religious groups" for his "depictions of Christianity." Brown complained that the Vatican told Catholics to...
  • The Inevitable Bias Avalanche in Las Vegas

    10/04/2017 4:31:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4 | Brent Bozell
    "The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history." That was the summary of the horrific end to the country music festival on the Las Vegas strip, with 59 people killed (as we file this) and more than 500 injured. The early network reports were all news, but everyone knew what would follow immediately: an avalanche of liberal anger that gun control wasn't installed to prevent this from happening. The spirit of the "fact-finding" and "objective" media elite was characterized in a tweet from Cal Perry, a global editor for digital content at NBC News. "Been a journo for a while...
  • Brent Bozell: The Slow Death of the Republican Party

    08/27/2017 8:26:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 27,2017 | Brent Bozell III
    And now we face the final test: the debt ceiling. Will we or won’t we stop the spending madness? Will the Republicans enact the cuts they’ve promised, or will they now be the ones to kick the can, piling evermore trillions of dollars of debt on their own grandchildren? By every indication that’s precisely what they plan to do. The signal has come from President Trump, from Speaker Ryan, and from Majority Leader McConnell. The debt ceiling will be raised and no fiscal sanity will be restored. There is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. Put them together. They are...
  • The Press Is Not Trusted or Popular

    08/16/2017 7:01:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    CNN delighted in reporting the results of a recent poll question that asked: "How much do you trust the things you hear in official communications from the White House? Do you trust almost all, most of it, just some of it, or nothing at all?" If a regular viewer of CNN were to choose anything higher than zero, you'd assume he was a victim of the opioid epidemic. Given the size of CNN's audience as a percentage of the national population, this was an issue. Forty-three percent picked "some of it," as people tend to do in a poll. Twenty-four...
  • Bozell: Media Must Report the Facts About 'Imposter' Jeff Flake

    08/02/2017 12:36:17 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 1, 2017
    On Tuesday, August 1, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:  On behalf of my late father and my family, I am denouncing Senator Jeff Flake and his new book, dishonestly titled, Conscience of a Conservative.   Since entering the Senate in 2013, Jeff Flake has, time and again, proven he is part of the indulgent hypocrisy in Washington. While he waxes poetically about conservative principles, his Conservative Review Liberty score is an abysmal 53%, also known as: “F”. In 2013, I watched first-hand as Flake refused to sign a letter pledging to defund ObamaCare, among his...
  • Conservative Leaders Applaud Trump’s Tweet to Repeal Obamacare First, Replace Later

    07/02/2017 3:01:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/17 | Dr Susan Berry
    American conservative leaders welcomed President Donald Trump’s tweet suggesting to Republicans that they immediately repeal Obamacare first and then work together to replace it later. On a media conference call Friday morning, national conservative group leaders overwhelmingly applauded Trump’s suggestion and rebuked GOP leaders for introducing Obamacare “replacement” legislation that they say simply continues former President Barack Obama’s disastrous healthcare reform. The leaders made clear to Republicans that they hold power in both chambers of Congress largely because the conservative base elected them to repeal Obamacare and put GOP leaders on notice that their draft healthcare bill is costing them...
  • The 'Real Boy' of Fake PBS

    06/23/2017 4:34:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Liberals made a big deal out of the report that Fox News has dropped its old slogan "Fair and Balanced." The liberal media always made a mockery out of it, rejecting it as "false balance." It's "false balance" because the conservative view is false. From their arrogant viewpoint, only the "truth" is worth reporting. That same worldview infects public broadcasting, which has been a left-wing propaganda project from its very beginnings in President Lyndon B. Johnson's days. They passed the Public Broadcasting Act with a meaningless rhetorical bow to fairness and balance, and liberals made sure any legislative teeth in...
  • Kathy Griffin Gets Her Comeuppance

    06/02/2017 6:24:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    How could Kathy Griffin think she didn't cross a line with her Islamic State group-beheads-the-president imitation? In a sense, her ignorance is understandable. Since Donald Trump was elected, there have been no lines to cross. Anything ... everything ... has been acceptable. The challenge has been not to temper the outrage but to push its limits. It was "art," she claimed at first. Despite taping a video apology, she was dumped by CNN, which had promoted this "comedian" for 10 years as New Year's Eve entertainment in Times Square alongside Anderson Cooper. It tells you everything you need to know...
  • Roger Ailes Ruined Monica Lewinsky?

    05/24/2017 5:55:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    It was big news when Roger Ailes died. Everyone in his industry acknowledged that a serious, even transcendent force in American media and politics had passed away. Without Fox News over these last 20 years, the shape of American politics would be far different. The heretofore unanimously liberal media suddenly had a counterweight, and, much to their horror, this uppity network soon had surpassed all of its rivals in cable news -- combined. The era of unchallenged liberal enlightenment was over. Ailes was accused of making American dumber, angrier and more bigoted. One notable Ailes critic really stretched reality beyond...
  • Trump's 100 Days of Media Hostility

    04/26/2017 4:28:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The time has come for the media to pull out the artificial measuring stick of 100 days to evaluate President Trump. If they're kind, he'll get an I for "incomplete." But it's more likely they'll use other I words like "inability," "incompetence" or "incoherence." Whatever they say, it won't be kind. But eight years ago? Time magazine's Joe Klein graded President Obama with an S for "spectacular" and "stupendous," saying, "The legislative achievements have been stupendous -- the $789 billion stimulus bill, the budget plan that is still being hammered out (and may, ultimately, include the next landmark safety-net...
  • PBS: 'Learning' to Love Suicide Bombers?

    04/14/2017 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    On April 5, The New York Times published an op-ed by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal headlined "Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer." McChrystal now runs a big lobbying firm, so that may be why he cares so much -- he's a gun for hire. So how does the general think PBS makes us safer? And from what are we safer? The answer: commercialism. Parents like his son and daughter-in-law "are busy in the morning and busy at night," he says. "They want to protect their children from over-commercialized content." This argument is bizarre -- actually, let's call it what...
  • Trump Hits a Home Run

    03/03/2017 7:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    One after another, the pundits hailed President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress as his finest speech, though the usual naysayers were quick to snarkily add that it was his only good speech. Yuk-yuk. Fox News Channel's Brit Hume, a serious analyst with, by his count, some 40 of these speeches under his belt, called Tuesday night's address one of the most riveting and unforgettable speeches he's ever heard. Hume said the general consensus was Trump "hit it out of the park." We agree. We wish only that he'd given this speech in Cleveland when he...
  • Hail the Gender-Fluid Scouts?

    02/03/2017 5:35:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Tim Graham.The Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, used to be derided as a "traditional, values-based" organization, whose oath spoke of a "duty to God" and whose law insisted the Scouts be "reverent." Now the BSA worships something else: corporate donations. It should have been expected after it folded on homosexual Scouts and then on homosexual scoutmasters. Within a month of being pressured by the case of 8-year-old Joe Maldonado, who was born a girl named Jodi Maldonado, the BSA folded on God and how he "made them male and female." In today's...
  • Can Speculation Be Defined as News?

    01/04/2017 8:04:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    At the dawn of 2017, let us offer a philosophical question for the news media. If the scourge of the new year is "fake news," should we not concede that it's not news to speculate about what will happen after a news event? The problem is, without speculation about the future -- whether immediate or distant -- cable news channels and radio news outlets would surely enter a crisis about how to fill 24 hours a day, and newspapers would struggle to fill their pages. Time magazine offered a double issue called "The Year Ahead." Obviously, it cannot be...
  • Bozell: 'Zuckerberg Assured Me His Express Aim Is to Eliminate Only Patently False News Stories'

    12/16/2016 8:41:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2016 | 10:18 AM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    In reaction to the news that Facebook is partnering with the Associated Press, ABC News, and Snopes, among other apparent “fact checkers” to tag and weed out “fake news” on the popular social site, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg assured him that “his express aim is to eliminate only patently false news stories from Facebook.” “I have been in communication with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook since he announced their new ‘fake news’ initiative,” said MRC President Bozell in a Dec. 16 statement. “I expressed grave concern with this decision and the liberal ‘fact-checking’ organizations...
  • Whitewashing the Black President's Legacy

    12/14/2016 1:48:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    As President Barack Obama's White House days run out, it's time for his obsequious courtiers in the liberal media to announce his glorious "legacy." On Dec. 7, CNN devoted a two-hour prime-time special to the Obama legacy. It was hosted by Fareed Zakaria, a journalist whom Obama had invited to the White House so he could soak in Zakaria's wisdom and expertise -- in other words, so he could flatter a journalist into giving him softball coverage. Mission accomplished. Just as it began nine years ago, Zakaria started by celebrating the president's race, the gauzy references to Kenya and Kansas...