Bozell Declares War on Liberal Media; Launches 'Tell the Truth' Campaign

By Pete Winn | September 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM EDT

Child carrying sign at Tea Party rally, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 2010. (MRC photo)

( – Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell III is calling on members of the liberal media to “Tell the Truth” about the administration’s efforts to push the U.S. toward socialism.

On a Wednesday evening Webcast, Bozell announced the kick-off of a $2.1 million campaign designed to counter the way the mainstream media portray the situation the nation currently faces.

“It is our declaration of war on the outrageous levels of liberal bias in the media today,” Bozell told

“The liberal media are in panic mode,” he said. “The Left's experiment in socialism is failing. Americans are waking up, rising up for freedom and limited government.

“In the coming months, we can expect continued efforts by the liberal media to distort the truth about the economy, about conservatives and about the Obama agenda -- all in an effort to help keep the march toward European-style socialism on track,” Bozell added.

The media watchdog said his goal for the campaign is simple.

“We want to force the liberals in the media to stop pushing an agenda and just tell the truth,” Bozell said.

“Tell the truth about the massive growth in government and its control over our lives! Tell the truth about this runaway spending, about the incredible deficits we face, and about the astounding levels of debt that are going to bankrupt us -- drown us, really – if we continue down this path.

“Tell the truth about the efforts by liberals to implement socialism and bring an end to our 234-year history as a nation of freedom-loving individuals who have the right to live and pursue our own unique visions of happiness!”

Bozell said ads are being readied for radio, TV and the Internet, and billboards will be placed in a number of major markets.

‘This past weekend, we had a mobile billboard with the ‘Tell the Truth’ message here in Washington, D.C., for the Tea Party rally,” he said, “and we have a lot more tricks up our sleeves. We don’t have the resources to do everything that we want to do, but we are well on our way, and we’re raising more money every day.”

To learn more about the campaign, Bozell asked interested Americans to visit the “Tell the Truth 2010.” is a division of the Media Research Center.Web site.