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Thursday, January 28, 2010
MRC Contradicts Its Own Fox News Cheerleading
Topic: Media Research Center

Is the Media Research Center on the Fox News payroll? It seems so.

The MRC issued a Jan. 27 press release celebrating a study's determination that "Americans overwhelmingly trust the Fox News Channel more than any other network," featuring this statement by MRC chief Brent Bozell:

The proof is in the pudding. Americans want balanced news, not liberal advocacy. Fox offered them ‘fair and balanced’ journalism, and America has embraced them.

But didn't the MRC the other day note another study demonstrating that Fox News is not balanced inits coverage of President Obama? Yes, it did. But the MRC tried to spin that too, claiming that Fox News' obvious anti-Obama bias is nothing more than "historically normal scrutiny" of a president.

Fox News is not "balanced news," and Bozell knows it. So why did he issue a statement saying otherwise? Perhaps because Fox News told/paid him to?

UPDATE: We've expanded on this post at Media Matters.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:05 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, January 28, 2010 5:32 PM EST

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