Topic: Media Research Center
Brent Bozell's May 9 column, in taking glee in promoting recent indiscretions by Democratic politicians, complained that no TV network has reported that a business associate of Democratic Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson "pled guilty of bribery." Bozell then added: "Tell that to Duke Cunningham."
MRC readers may wonder what Bozell is talking about. A search of MRC's archives reveals that not only is this the first time Bozell has mentioned Cunningham's name in reference to his long trail of bribery and corruption -- and it is only a mention, since Bozell writes only that and doesn't go into the details of Cunningham's corruption -- it the first mention of Cunningham in relation to his corruption anywhere on the MRC website.
MRC's "news" division, CNSNews.com, hasn't done much more. Its first news article related to the Cunningham case appeared in February -- nearly three months after Cunningham resigned his congressional seat. (He was mentioned in three commentary items at CNS prior to that.)