Topic: Media Research Center
Tim Graham and Brent Bozell spend their entire Dec. 11 column denouncing celebrities who weigh in on political issues, ranting about "Hollywood hypocrisy" and whining that "all these Hollywood hacks are only offering is Twitter hashtags and lame YouTube mantras." Needless to say, they ranted against only those who expressed a liberal point of view.
They might have a point if their organization, the Media Research Center, didn't engage in the exact same celebrity-promoting.
Indeed, on the same day Graham and Bozell's column appeared, the MRC's "news" division, CNSNews.com, published the following:
- An article touting how actor Kurt Russell "said that gun control won’t do anything to stop terrorists and that to think otherwise is 'absolutely insane.'"
- An article regurgitating a tweeted critique of President Obama's foreign policy by game-show host Chuck Woollery.
- A column by country singer Charlie Daniels rangting against socialism.
CNS hilariously placed Daniels' column right next to the one by Graham and Bozell on its front page (the screenshot at the top of this post), conveniently demonstrating their utter hypocrisy in railing against celebrities in politics.