Topic: Media Research Center
The love affair between Mark Levin and the Media Research Center is starting to get donwright embarrassing, as the MRC is devoting its nonprofit resources to getting Levin nominated to doing a personal favor for the right-wing radio host.
On Juen 4, the MRC sent to its mailing list a plea to readers to get Levin nominated to the National Radio Hall of Fame. The amount of suck-up here is truly astounding (overenthusiastic italics and bolding in original):
The Great One himself — Mark Levin — has been nominated for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
We can think of no one more deserving of such a tremendous honor than Mark, a true conservative stalwart, a defender of liberty, and a fearless friend of the Media Research Center. His service to the conservative movement is immeasurable and his stance against liberal media bias is unwavering.
Mark’s voice over the airwaves has brought common sense, humor, and hard hitting analysis to millions of Americans and has been a constant thorn in the side of the Left.
Mark is nominated in the “Spoken Word On-Air Personality” category and he needs your vote to win. Not only will it honor this great man but it will also show the world what kind of media personalities the American public really admire.
Help secure Mark Levin’s spot in the National Radio Hall of Fame. Not only is this a well earned honor for an amazing broadcaster but it will drive the liberals crazy when he wins.
Thanks for your support! Let’s do this!
No mention of the fact that Levin and the MRC have a longstanding cross-promotional business deal, or whether this bit of sycophantic cheerleading is a part of that.
Meanwhile, at the MRC's "news" division CNSNews.com, Craig Bannister told readers how to game the vote to run up the numbers for Levin (again, bolding and underline in original):
Fans of Mark Levin can vote twice for his induction into radio’s hall of fame – but, they have to do it before midnight tonight, Monday, June 18, 2018.
This is your chance to vote Mark Levin into the National Radio Hall of Fame!
The contest closes Monday, June 18th @ 11:59pm ET. Mark Levin has been a fearless friend of the Media Research Center for years and his insights are a hugely popular with our readers. The Mark Levin show airs on more than 300 stations nationally, as well as on satellite radio, with millions of listeners each week. It has the third-largest audience of any nationally-syndicated radio program.
The contest allows you to vote two times: once by text AND once by email.
It's almost as if Levin is paying the MRC to do all this.