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

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.”    
May 7, 2009, 6:35 PM EDT
When the late Playboy centerfold and tabloid-media celebrity Anna Nicole Smith graced the white marble steps of the Supreme Court in 2006, the network news operations couldn’t get enough of the story.    The blonde floozy had married a fabulously wealthy Texas oilman who happened to be 62 years her senior, and now she wanted to collect his estate. It was a serious legal challenge, and a salacious gossip story, and the networks covered it religiously.     
May 5, 2009, 6:42 PM EDT
When Sen. Arlen Specter ran in a contentious primary against conservative Congressman Pat Toomey in 2004, his slogan was “Courage, Clout, Conviction.” The other day, when Specter’s pollster apparently told him he was going to lose to Toomey in a rematch, he promptly chucked that blather about his courage and conviction and narrowed his thinking to clout. In desperation, he switched to the Democratic Party.    
April 30, 2009, 5:26 PM EDT
When the conglomerates behind the viciously anti-Catholic book "The DaVinci Code" were looking for a director, Newsweek reported Ron Howard had a secret weapon: his aw-shucks child-star Opie Taylor likeability. "Ron is not a polarizer," said one. "We all knew the book was quite controversial, and we were ready for that. But we didn’t want to add to it."  
April 28, 2009, 8:06 PM EDT
There’s something very curious – even laughable – about watching the media assemble to offer President Obama a grade after the first 100 days. They weren’t exactly a team of dispassionate scientists in a lab. They continue to be what they’ve been all along -- a rolling gaggle of Obama cheerleaders -- only before it was a campaign and now it’s an administration.  So now they’re assessing whether their awe-inspiring historic candidate still glows with the luster of victory.  Hmm...let’s see.
April 23, 2009, 8:28 PM EDT
Nobody tunes into a beauty pageant and expects a public-policy discussion that could be mistaken for C-SPAN. The long-standing perception about the question-and-answer section at the end is that the aspiring beauty queens will uniformly voice their strong support for world peace, an end to hunger, and free lipstick and mascara for the homeless.     
April 21, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT
Of all the bizarre fictions that the media have spread about Barack Obama, the strangest is that’s he non-ideological. The supreme purveyor of this fantasy is Obama himself.   During his trip to Tobago to meet with Latin American leaders, the president claimed “we can make progress when we're willing to break free from some of the stale debates and old ideologies.” That’s a pretty funny sentence when your foreign policy reeks of Jimmy Carter, fermented since 1977.     
April 16, 2009, 6:51 PM EDT
Ever since he left real radio in favor of the satellite kind, Howard Stern and his faded Dirty Old Man strip-club radio act have been invisible. But now, some people are apparently trying to match him on the struggling Sirius/XM radio system.   Actor Jamie Foxx has a weekend show called “The Foxxhole.” It, too, was virtually invisible – until he unleashed a vicious attack on 16-year-old Disney teen queen Miley Cyrus.     
April 14, 2009, 3:52 PM EDT
Newsweek greeted the coming of Easter with a black cover, and the headline "The Decline and Fall of Christian America," spelled out in red in the shape of a cross. Inside, it was more declarative: “The End of Christian America.” Why? Because they found that the percentage of self-identified Christians had fallen 10 points since 1990.  
April 9, 2009, 3:08 PM EDT
Our cosmopolitan elites have embraced the smutty Fox cartoon “Family Guy.” A month ago, oh-so-sophisticated National Public Radio used their parody song “Everybody Poops” to report on Julius Genachowski, the incoming chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Perhaps it was NPR’s way of welcoming in an Obama appointee who everyone expects will “lighten up” at the FCC and let Hollywood go wild with its “poetic license.”     
April 8, 2009, 5:51 AM EDT
Imagine being Laura Bush -- turning on the television and watching the absolute deluge of sticky-sweet syrup being poured all over Michelle Obama during her European debut as First Lady.   It is as if every TV reporter was handed a pamphlet of talking points, and ordered to compare Mrs. Obama to Jackie Kennedy. NBC’s Dawna Friesen gushed: “Though Harvard-educated Michelle Obama has substance, not just style, and that’s what sets her apart.”    
April 2, 2009, 6:31 PM EDT
     When MTV creates hazardous waste on television, there is no Superfund cleanup program. Worse still, sometimes their toxic programs end up getting recycled by desperate executives eager for a sleazy splash.  
March 31, 2009, 6:50 PM EDT
It has become almost amusing, watching how the so-called “news” media are manipulating their own polls to keep the political weather sunny for their hero. The Washington Post kicked off President Barack Obama’s European trip with the headline “Blame For Downturn Not Fixed on Obama.” Of course, what was “fixed” was the poll itself.   
March 27, 2009, 4:06 PM EDT
Can a child be accused of child pornography? Could a child then be formally charged and convicted of it? These are the questions raised by the disturbing new trend called “sexting,” teenagers sending nude or semi-nude pictures around on their cell phones.   In some jurisdictions, prosecutors are playing hardball, threatening that students caught with naughty pictures could face jail time and being registered as sex offenders. At a minimum, prosecutors are demanding a 10-hour rehab program.     
March 19, 2009, 11:11 AM EDT
Rock stars are rarely controversial for acting like rock stars. A decadent lifestyle of sex, drugs, and alcohol abuse are the expected menu. In our upside-down popular culture, rock stars create controversy only when they advocate an alternative lifestyle – when they wear purity rings and abstain from sex until marriage.