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The mission of the Media Research Center is to bring balance to the news media. Leaders of America's conservative movement have long believed that within the national news media a strident liberal bias existed that influenced the public's understanding of critical issues. On October 1, 1987, a group of young determined conservatives set out to not only prove — through sound scientific research — that liberal bias in the media does exist and undermines traditional American values, but also to neutralize its impact on the American political scene. What they launched that fall is the now acclaimed.[1]

The Media Research Center is another right-wing self-proclaimed "media watchdog" organization founded by perpetual crybaby L. Brent Bozell III to undermine the free press.



The MRC runs a conservative-leaning "news" site, CNS News. Also the MRC's Business and Media Institute complains about how the media isn't 100% in line with the free market ideology, while at the same time demanding the government censor "smut". The Culture and Media Institute vents and reminisces for the good old days when gays had to stay in the closet, ladies saved themselves for marriage, and movies and TV weren’t made to reflect reality.

The MRC's main blog is NewsBusters, with frequent rapid-response blog posts about the slightest suspicion of liberal bias in media. Given the views promoted by the MRC, it was best to avoid reading the comments section, which they turned off in 2020. Don't worry; ConWebWatch has screenshots and excerpts from all MRC projects so you don't have to give them more traffic to satisfy your morbid curiosities.[6][7]

MRCTV is another site originally intended as a YouTube alternative that now just seems to exist to churn out social media-ready clickbait and engage in circle jerk article sourcing with fellow MRC sites Newsbusters and CNS. The MRC is apparently now a self-perpetuating loop of conservative news content.

In 2018, the MRC created a gimmick called the "Free Speech Alliance," dedicated to whining about their perception that major internet and tech companies such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google are engaged in an effort to "censor conservatives and silence conservative speech."[8][9] The so-called alliance claims to be a coalition of at least 60 mostly unnamed "conservative organizations," including fellow conservative free speech whiners such as Prager "University".[10] The declaration that technology giants are engaged in a conspiracy theory to silence conservative voices marks the MRC as implicitly supporting right wing extremists who deserve to be de-platformed by social media.[11]

In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the entire world, the MRC absolved Trump of any blame and decided to blame China for not containing the virus; never mind that not only has China contained the virus early on after initially admitting their mistakes by denying how bad it was (although there are conspiracy theories from the right about them "lying" about their numbers)[12] but holding the Chinese government "accountable" increases stigmatization and violence against Asians and Asian-Americans, no matter how much conservatives deny it.[13]

See also[edit]

  • Ben Shapiro, who has his own "media watchdog" page Truth Revolt and possess the amazing superpower of finding leftist propaganda in nearly every piece of information entering his visual cortex
  • Accuracy in Media is even crazier than MRC, if you can believe it
  • Parents Television Council is another right-wing "media watchdog" group founded by L. Brent Bozell

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