Media Research Center is an Alexandria, Virginia-based organization formed in 1987 that seeks to methodically demonstrate liberal bias in the news media through media monitoring. The organization is one of the most well-funded media monitoring organizations and takes credit for making the phrase “media bias” a household term. Other media watchdog groups, including Media Matters and Fairness and Accuracy in reporting, have released studies showing that the Media Research Center often crumble under scrutiny (1, 2).
The organization was founded by and is led by L. Brent Bozell III who also heads the Parents Television Council, a group claims that it “offers private sector solutions” to remove content from the broadcast media that it does not like although its primarily known for organizing conservatives to file indecency complaints with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Bozell is a member of the Council for National Policy and has strong roots in the religious right, launching the conservative news site CNSNews.com.