Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center's Brent Bozell has issued a typically indignant press release complaining about the alleged lack of media coverage of right-wing rallies against the contraception coverage mandate:
"The bias beat goes on, and it's getting more obvious as outrage against Obama and his mandate spreads to every corner of America. To ignore these coordinated protests across the country is bad enough. But then to hype what a few über liberal nuns and their hundreds of supporters - hundreds! - are doing to dissent against the Vatican's supposed 'inquisition' is unbearable.
"This disgraceful decision by the networks to deliberately ignore this national demonstration in support of religious freedom comes only weeks after these same networks deliberately and shamefully ignored the largest legal action ever taken against the government by the Catholic Church in the history of this Republic. CBS committed only 19 seconds of a single nightly newscast to those lawsuits while NBC and ABC gave the story ZERO coverage. This is a pointed and deliberate message from the liberal media directed at the millions of Americans who believe in our constitutionally protected freedom of religion.
"Let there be no mistake. These so-called 'news' networks only cover stories that are helpful to Barack Obama and will not broadcast anything that hurts his chances of re-election this November. The networks have shown their hand, and they are not on the side of freedom."
Bozell's words might have more credibility if his own "news" organization didn't also fail to cover those rallies.
The only mention of the rallies we could find on the MRC-operated CNSNews.com was a basic June 8 Associated Press article focusing on one rally, in Washington. CNS has produced no original coverage of the rallies.
Why should the networks cover something his own "news" organization didn't find newsworthy?