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

January 8, 2009, 6:52 PM EST
The new Congress has arrived in Washington with grand plans to spend a trillion dollars in an endless Christmas, a bailout for anyone in need, or in want, and in line. Now that America has seen how easy it was for the financial powerhouses to walk away with hundreds of billions, one segment of the population after another is getting into the queue.     
January 6, 2009, 7:42 PM EST
Ann Coulter’s new book “Guilty” is out and two things are certain: It will surely be another best-seller, and she will once again drive the Left bonkers. No institution will be more offended than the national press. Prepare to witness their meltdown.    
January 2, 2009, 5:02 PM EST
The Hartford Courant recently reported on a somewhat shocking teenage contrast. Picture a band of boys calling themselves "Society in Ruins" playing thrash-metal music so loudly it would make your ears bleed. But the teen rockers also have committed themselves to what's called the “Straight Edge” lifestyle of no drugs and no alcohol during high school.   Courant writer Teresa Pelham reported the teenage rockers don't have a formal pact, “just an understanding that there will be no pressure, at least from each other, to drink or try drugs.”
December 23, 2008, 5:50 PM EST
Sean Hannity marks 2008 as the year journalism died. But it could just as easily be the year journalism felt a thrill going up its leg. That Chris Matthews announcement in February, that a Barack Obama speech caused him a mild ecstasy, represented the everyday “mainstream” media view. Reporters didn’t so much produce “news” during this election year as they tried to make a sale. Every story seemed to say “You know you want Obama.”     
December 19, 2008, 2:24 PM EST
Even in economically troubled times, Christmas is still a prime opportunity for children to be showered with the latest in electronic gadgetry, from I-pods to laptops. For decades, parents have worried about children wandering into the scariest corners of television. But with new technologies come a lot of new and even scarier trails to follow.     
December 17, 2008, 2:35 PM EST
In October 2006 the national media projected Rep. Mark Foley’s online sex chats with House pages into a disaster that would swallow the Grand Old Party whole. CBS, for example, proclaimed it the “congressional equivalent of Katrina.”   In 2008, when federal investigators found Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich trying to put Barack Obama’s Senate seat on the auction block, these same “news” gatherers found a storm, to be sure, but a storm they suggested would in short order be “pushed out to sea.”
December 11, 2008, 4:11 PM EST
It was 13 years ago that O.J. Simpson was acquitted in the stabbing murders of his wife Nicole and waiter Ron Goldman, two grizzly deaths for which he was most certainly responsible.       On December 5, Simpson was sentenced to at least nine years in a Nevada prison for a Las Vegas robbery attempt of what he claimed was his own sports memorabilia.      
December 9, 2008, 6:31 PM EST
The nation’s economy is causing great anxiety, and no corner seems untouched by the blight of layoffs, or the fear of further stock-market erosion. It probably should come as no surprise that in this crisis, the journalists who have hailed Barack Obama for two years as the Messiah would want their savior’s arrival to be accelerated. They’ve broken out in cold sweats, displaying a bad case of Inauguration Impatience Syndrome.  
December 4, 2008, 1:29 PM EST
Hollywood can still mount a soapbox and recall the dark days when people lost their jobs in show business for daring to take an unpopular political position that was outside the mainstream. Whenever they’re criticized, they proclaim “McCarthyism,” accuse their critics of “blacklisting,” and condemn the deplorable “intolerance.”     Hollywood has yet to accept, perhaps even to understand, that it is the entertainment industry that excels at this slanderous behavior.  
December 2, 2008, 5:06 PM EST
On the night before Thanksgiving, just an hour after Rosie O’Donnell had publicly belly-flopped with a horrible attempt at an old-time variety show on NBC, Barbara Walters made a fool of herself interviewing Barack and Michelle Obama. The toughest questions dealt with whether there was enough “change” in his cabinet picks, and whether he was “waffling” on tax hikes for the rich – questions his (and ABC’s) liberal base would enjoy.    
November 26, 2008, 12:25 PM EST
Christmas is coming, which means it’s time for Comedy Central to begin besmirching the holiday. This year’s first salvo is “A Colbert Christmas,” hosted by the clueless- ultraconservative buffoon persona played by Stephen Colbert.   Colbert is so busy manufacturing his O’Reillyesque right-wing jerk that it’s impossible to tell where the real man and the cartoon diverge. His adoring entourage in the secular press tries to smooth over his satires of Christianity by insisting he’s a Sunday school-teaching Catholic family man.
November 20, 2008, 6:37 PM EST
Both Time and Newsweek magazines are giggling at the Supreme Court oral arguments on the fleeting-TV-profanity case of FCC vs. Fox Television Stations. The court is considering if it has the authority to regulate obscene language on the public airwaves.   Time noticed Justice Antonin Scalia joking that “Bawdy jokes are okay, if they are really good.”   Newsweek reported that Justice John Paul Stevens wanted to know if “dung” was a dirty word.  
November 19, 2008, 5:53 AM EST
The liberal crocodiles at The New York Times are shedding tears for National Review magazine. The headline of media reporter Tim Arango’s piece is “At National Review, a Threat to Its Reputation for Erudition.” It is a curious topic for the Times, which usually treats the idea of intellectual conservatism as oxymoronic.  
November 7, 2008, 5:57 PM EST
The election of Barack Obama was certainly historic, and the great attraction of that historic moment led to more history: an Obama-smitten news media that completely avoided their responsibility to test the nominee with hard questions. It made the gooey 1992 Clinton campaign look like a fistfight by comparison.  
November 4, 2008, 6:34 PM EST
The Washington Post announced an important new study from the respected Rand Corporation on its front page on November 3. Teenagers who watch a lot of television featuring sex talk and sex scenes are much more likely than their peers to get pregnant or get a partner pregnant, according to the first study to directly link television programming to teen pregnancy.    
October 31, 2008, 11:40 AM EDT
Hollywood celebrities campaigning and cavorting with national contenders is a staple of presidential politics. Frank Sinatra is remembered for backing Jack Kennedy. Paul Newman made waves for Hubert Humphrey in 1968. Warren Beatty was part of George McGovern’s “Malibu Mafia” in 1972. Ted Kennedy used Carroll O’Connor, famous for playing Archie Bunker, to add to his lunch-bucket appeal in 1980.  
October 28, 2008, 6:09 PM EDT
The election results aren’t in yet, but there is one set of surveys with an unmistakable conclusion. Everyone should be forced to admit that the publicists formerly known as the “news” media have worked themselves to the bone this year to elect Barack Obama.     Polls have found it. The Pew Center for the People and the Press documented a landslide: “By a margin of 70 percent to 9 percent, Americans say most journalists want to see Obama, not John McCain, win on November 4.”    
October 23, 2008, 5:09 PM EDT
Academics at Washington State University have discovered something that may not be very profound. Celebrities are quite successful in persuading young people to turn out and vote.    
October 21, 2008, 7:16 PM EDT
Back in 1964, Lyndon Johnson and his hatchet man Bill Moyers made the infamous “Daisy” ad charging Barry Goldwater would cause a nuclear war, and it became a massive media story. Reportedly, the ad ran only once, and yet everyone came to know about it, thanks to the press.  
October 16, 2008, 7:55 PM EDT
There was a wonderful routine in the Bozell family when I was 11 years old. Every Saturday afternoon my mother would load her undiapered-aged brood, maybe six of us back then, into the station wagon for an outing to the local movie theater.  What a delight. John Wayne and the westerns. Dean Jones and anything Disney. Gone With the Wind, How the West Was Won, Doctor Zhivago.