Bozell: Press are 'Enablers' of 'Outright Bigotry Against Christians'

August 8, 2013 - 2:49 PM

Speaking at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday, ForAmerica Chairman and Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said that "hostility to Christians is profound in the news media," and that the press are "enablers" of "outright bigotry against Christians."

Bozell was asked "Focusing on the affects of the 2012 election and your findings in your book about media bias, how would you connect that to the Christian community specifically and how has the media really damaged their standing in America?"

Bozell responded by first giving the example of the Family Research Council and the lack of coverage of the shooting in the lobby last August:

"Is that a news story? You think? Wasn't covered. How was it not news?"

He then compared this to the Southern Poverty Law Center and how they "have instant credibility in what they do and whatever they say," despite labeling the Family Research Council a "hate group."

Bozell continued "the antagonism toward the Christian community transcends really antagonism, it is outright bigotry against Christians, and the press are enablers of it. There are no two ways of putting it. You are not allowed to have a thought - never mind speak it - that you believe that traditional marriage is between a man and a woman. To believe that the right to life is a sacred right, puts you- never mind that the majority of Americans believe this - in this town, in that industry it makes you a nut-job. And you're reported that way. So, the hostility to Christians is profound in the news media. And I don't see it lightening up at all."

Bozell was discussing his new book, "Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election and How to Stop Them From Doing It in 2016." During his talk, he criticized the media for their coverage of the personal lives of the Republican candidates, and their attempts to re-elect President Obama.

He also criticized the media for continuing to campaign for Obama and not covering the scandals surrounding the administration and applauded Republican Chairman Reince Priebus for threatening to pull out of debates if CNN and NBC air promotional Hillary Clinton films.