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Monday, October 15, 2012

Movement to Media: “You are Rigging this Election”


Media Research Center President: Media Rigging 2012 Election, Worst Liberal Bias In 25 years

NOTE: As we noted in our articles, the main media has engaged in concealment and distortion of important news, acting in gross violation of the Code of Journalistic Ethics and demonstrating extreme bias, dishonesty and lack of integrity. See for example, these three (and many more) well-researched articles on this blog.
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, along with over 20 conservative leaders and media personalities, has publicly called out the liberal media for their deliberate and calculated attempts to rig the 2012 presidential election in favor of Barack Obama. 
“We have never witnessed a more brazen and complete attempt by the media to decide the outcome of a presidential election.  For 25 years, the Media Research Center has been documenting liberal media bias daily.  During that time, we have covered seven presidential elections including this one.  We have never seen it this bad.  The media have decided to re-elect Barack Obama and have employed countless distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies as their means to that end.” 
Here is the full text of The Letter to the Media:

Movement to Media: “You are Rigging this Election”.

Over 20 Conservative Leaders including Rush Limbaugh, Ed Meese, Mark Levin and Tony Perkins Call on Public to Tune out the Liberal Media!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This election year, so much of the broadcast networks, their cable counterparts, and the major establishment print media are out of control with a deliberate and unmistakable leftist agenda. To put it bluntly: you are rigging this election and taking sides in order to pre-determine the outcome. In the quarter century since the Media Research Center was established to document liberal media bias, there has never been a more brazen and complete attempt by the liberal so-called “news” media to decide the outcome of an election.

A free and balanced media are crucial to the health of this country. It is your duty as journalists – as outlined in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics – to “distinguish between advocacy and news reporting,” while simultaneously “seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.”

There is a reason why the media are viewed with such disdain by the American public, as evidenced by every recent poll on the issue.
You have breached the public trust by willfully turning a blind eye to the government’s public policy failures, both domestic and foreign, while openly and shamefully smearing Gov. Mitt Romney. You are:

  • Painting conservative ideas as extreme, while refusing to report the disastrous consequences of liberal programs enacted since 2008. 

  • Submerging the truly horrendous economic conditions America is facing and focusing only on minor political issues. 

  • Characterizing conservatives as cruel budget “slashers” instead of responsible officials trying to avoid a debt catastrophe. 

  • Focusing on alleged shortcomings in Romney’s business record instead of Obama’s record as the chief executive, whose policies contributed to a failed economy. 

  • Deliberately covering up embarrassing government failures and scandals, including the Solyndra debacle, Fast & Furious, and national security leaks which have put American lives in jeopardy. 

  • Pouncing on real and perceived missteps by conservatives, portraying them as bumbling incompetents, while suppressing embarrassing and incendiary remarks made by Vice President Joe Biden to prevent him from becoming a liability.

  • Portraying conservative opposition to tax hikes as an impediment to deficit reduction while failing to highlight how liberal tax increase policies will cause massive damage to the economy and cause the deficit to explode. 

  • “Fact-checking” conservatives in order to discredit their arguments while regularly refusing to "fact-check" liberals who are distorting the truth.

We the undersigned – representing millions of Americans from our respective organizations – are now publicly urging our members to seek out alternative sources of political news in order to make an intelligent, well-informed decision on November 6.

It is time the American people turn you who are offending off, once and for all. You have betrayed their trust.


Sincerely,

L. Brent Bozell, III 
President Media Research Center

Co-Signed:

Gary Bauer
President
Campaign for American Values

Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell
Former U.S. ambassador,
U.N. Human Rights Commission

Morton Blackwell,
Chairman, The Weyrich Lunch

David Bozell,
Executive Director For America

Brian Brown,
President National
Organization for Marriage

Al Cardenas,
Chairman, American Conservative Union

Marjorie Dannenfelser
President
Susan B. Anthony List

Becky Norton Dunlop
Former Reagan Official

Colin Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring

Laura Ingraham
National Radio Host

Matt Kibbe
President and CEO
FreedomWorks

Amy Kremer
Chairman
Tea Party Express

Curt Levey
Committee for Justice

Mark Levin
Author and National Radio Host

Rush Limbaugh
National Radio Host

Jenny Beth Martin
Co-Founder
Tea Party Patriots

Ed Meese III
Ronald Reagan 
Distinguished Fellow 
in Public Policy,
Chairman of the Center for Legal 
and Judicial Studies

Heritage Foundation
Mike Needham
Chief Executive Officer
Heritage Action

Karl Otteson
U. S. Federation of Small Businesses Inc

William Pascoe
Executive Vice President
Citizens for the Republic

Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council

Alfred S. Regnery
Paul Revere Project

Mathew D. Staver
Founder and Chairman 
Liberty Counsel

Richard Viguerie
Chairman
Conservative HQ.com

The Honorable Louie Gohmert 
Texas 1st Congressional District

Lars Larson
National Radio Host

Source:  Media Research Center

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