Lecturer, syndicated columnist to more than 50 newspapers around the country, television commentator, debater, marketer, businessman, author, publisher and activist, L. Brent Bozell III is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today.

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Mr. Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America. Since its launch in 1987, the MRC has developed the largest video archive in the world; the popular NewsBusters.org blog site; the CNSNews.com internet news service; the Business and Media Institute; and the Culture and Media Institute. The MRC has over 500,000 members nationwide.

In 2010, Mr. Bozell founded ForAmerica, an organization committed to restoring America to its founding principles. In less than a year ForAmerica has grown to over 1.5 million Facebook followers. In 1998, Mr. Bozell founded and was the first president of the Parents Television Council, the largest group in America dedicated to a restoring responsibility to Hollywood. Before founding the MRC, Mr. Bozell was the finance director and later the president of the National Political Action Committee.

Mr. Bozell's bi-weekly column is syndicated by Creators Syndicate to over 50 media outlets nationwide. His writings have also appeared in numerous other outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the National Review and USA Today. He is the author of three books, including And That’s the Way It Is(n’t) (with Brent Baker), Weapons of Mass Distortion, and Whitewash (with Tim Graham).

He has been a guest on numerous television programs, including the O'Reilly Factor, Nightline, The Larry King Live and the Glenn Beck Show. He appears weekly on the "Media Mash" segment of Hannity, on the Fox News Channel.

My Articles

July 21, 2009, 6:49 PM EDT
It’s a consistent line from the left: conservative talk radio is a cauldron of hate. In the Clinton years, a CBS News promo set out to warn the public about the dangers of Gordon Liddy: “The words are shocking... What he says may not be illegal, but is it dangerous? Has free speech gone too far? Hate radio under fire, and firing back.”     
July 16, 2009, 7:02 PM EDT
On society’s list of most shameful professions, the pornographer would be near the top. What must pornographers think of themselves? They would argue that their industry has joined the mainstream, yet for porn performers, it’s a sordid career fraught with perils of drugs, disease, and in the darker corners of porn, exploitation and abuse.     
July 14, 2009, 7:01 PM EDT
Struggling to sell a “public option” of socialized medicine on America, the left needs demons. So here comes, right on time, the focus on all the “lies” that free-market “front groups” are pushing on the failures of nationalized health care in countries like Canada and Great Britain.     These leftists are shameless. Their intellectual dishonesty is boundless. One wonders if socialized medicine might include treatment for this condition.     
July 10, 2009, 6:00 AM EDT
The Washington Post called it an “orgy of praise” and an “exercise in excess.” They were referring to the star-studded, mega-televised Michael Jackson memorial service in Los Angeles. It just as accurately described the supposedly serious national media’s weeks of outsized hyperbole concerning the life and death of a man who was a pop sensation, to be sure, but also highly controversial, even scandalous.  
July 8, 2009, 3:44 PM EDT
The network news divisions are enjoying the unprecedented coverage they’re providing President Obama, not just because they support him, but because White House specials are cheap and do well in the ratings. “Obama should change his middle name from Hussein to Nielsen,” quipped longtime TV reporter Gail Shister in a story by David Bauder of the Associated Press.   It seems like a never-ending spin cycle: laudatory coverage leads to popularity, which leads to higher TV ratings, which leads to more laudatory coverage.     
July 6, 2009, 7:49 AM EDT
Dear Oliver,   Many years ago, when Bill Maher’s comedy show was hosted by Comedy Central and he was funny, his formula for success was truly unique. Every week two sets of political and/or cultural opposites were pitted against each other, and he refereed with humor. It was all designed for a good laugh and succeeded because once upon a time Bill Maher was truly funny.  
July 1, 2009, 11:07 AM EDT
The surrealism of celebrity pop culture erupts when a major celebrity dies. The sudden, mysterious death of Michael Jackson caused a near-total eclipse of the real news. The cable-news channels blurred into 24-7 wailing walls for the so-called “King of Pop.” Television ratings surged with a big ka-ching.  
June 26, 2009, 2:57 PM EDT
Twisted Hollywood and its twisted parade of tastemakers known as television critics are forever in search of another "black comedy," and if audiences don’t embrace one, then they can always make another one. Showtime didn’t succeed with "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," so now they’re trying a different brand of prostitute.   "Nurse Jackie" is an addict who has daily sex at noon with her hospital pharmacist in exchange for Oxycontin and other drugs. She’s married and a mother of two little girls. She is a filthy degenerate.
June 24, 2009, 9:12 AM EDT
The Public Broadcasting Service recently announced it will not allow new religious programming on their taxpayer-subsidized airwaves. The handful of stations that have shown a Catholic Mass or Mormon devotions will be allowed to continue, but the other 300-plus stations have been instructed to avoid any kind of evangelism.     Welcome to Barack Obama’s new world order.    
June 19, 2009, 10:57 AM EDT
Pornography is no longer a poison creeping into the crevices of our popular culture. It is part of the very fabric. One sensation at a recent Apple conference for new and developing applications in San Francisco was the “i-Porn bikini girls” advertising free X-rated films for your i-Phone. It sounds like a whole new reason to fear people using their mobile phone while they drive.  
June 12, 2009, 5:55 AM EDT
The Senate Commerce Committee plans to hold confirmation hearings on June 16 for Julius Genachowski, President Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Communications Commission. He is not a controversial figure, in part because he seems like a blank slate. His positions on many regulatory issues are yet to be revealed. But passionate advocates will want answers dragged out of him.  
June 9, 2009, 6:17 PM EDT
The Obama administration’s arguably unconstitutional and potentially illegal makeover/takeover of General Motors and Chrysler hit a legal road block on June 8, when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a stay preventing Team Obama’s plan to sell Chrysler to the Italian automaker Fiat.   This speed bump was a great opportunity for the media to pay attention to objections to the White House’s reckless executive-branch manipulation of the auto business.     Or not.    
June 4, 2009, 6:39 PM EDT
MTV really knows how to stage the stunts that generate big publicity for their major events. In 2004, MTV produced the CBS Super Bowl halftime show where Justin Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson’s breast. In the fall of 2003, Britney Spears kissed Madonna suggestively at their Video Music Awards program.  
June 2, 2009, 6:12 PM EDT
In the very heart of the pro-life community, there is nothing they wanted less than another shooting of an abortionist. An unhinged vigilante’s shooting of notorious Kansas late-term abortion “provider” George Tiller prompted an avalanche of press releases from pro-life groups denouncing the killing.     
May 28, 2009, 4:14 PM EDT
On Memorial Day, it would have been nice if the top-rated show was PBS’s concert paying patriotic tribute to our brave fighting men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.   Instead, this Memorial Day had a different, much less laudable spectacle top the ratings. The cable channel TLC beat every broadcast network with a new season debut of “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” a “reality” program chronicling the eventful life of parents of a set of twins and a set of sextuplets.     
May 27, 2009, 11:16 AM EDT
Dick Cheney clearly drives the liberal media nuts. As much as they’d like to bask in the glow of the new and glorious Obama Era, they simply cannot achieve that requisite state of Nirvana with Cheney around. They spent eight long years packaging Cheney as some evil and deadly combination of Darth Vader and the Ebola virus.    Now they can add to the descriptors a new title: Count Dracula. The man refuses to die.     
May 21, 2009, 5:44 PM EDT
It isn’t easy to shock the jaded audiences at the Cannes Film Festival, but Danish director Lars von Trier achieved that with his new movie “Antichrist.” It wasn’t really the title. It wasn’t the weird scenes with a talking fox. It was the graphically portrayed sexual mutilation.     
May 20, 2009, 3:04 PM EDT
President Obama came to the campus of Notre Dame armed with all his usual arrogance. Despite his radical abortion record – which includes championing a policy in Illinois wherein aborted babies who manage to survive are tossed aside, to die – he posed as the national moderator of “common ground.”  
May 14, 2009, 6:11 PM EDT
In these hard times, Americans are trying hard to relax and take refuge in entertainment. But The Washington Post is insisting that country music fans are not really sympathetic figures. They are prone to self-congratulation and “closing ranks” behind the thought that they live in the “real America.”     
May 12, 2009, 7:00 PM EDT
The raucous sound of applause for President Obama when he spoke at the White House Correspondents Dinner underlined what could be the news media’s motto: “You had us at Hello.” They shamelessly cheered and screamed even louder when he only half-joked “I am Barack Obama. Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me.”