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FACTSHEET: Media Research Center, MRC

DETAILS

325 S. Patrick Street Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 683-9733
The Media Research Center's motto is "America's Media Watchdog: The Leader in Documenting, Exposing and Neutralizing Liberal Media Bias" - an alleged bias the organization describes as "strident."

Projects of the Media Research Center include the Free Market Project, the Conservative Communications Center, and Cybercast News Service (CNSNews.com), formerly the Conservative News Service. It also runs the website TimesWatch.org, dedicated to pointing out what it sees as the overwhelming liberal bias of the New York Times. Rush Limbaugh has nothing but praise for the MRC. He raves, "Brent Bozell and the MRC provide a most precious commodity - a quest for the truth. I can't possibly expose every example of bias and error that emanates from the national mainstream media, but Bozell and his group come as close as anyone can. MRC is a vital national interest."

KEY QUOTES

2 November, 2003
"The media have for some time favored the 'do something' proponents and have ignored or disparaged those who, like the Bush administration, advocate more study. Alarmists often claim the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) scientists have 'settled' the argument in favor of the proposition that unless human activities that produce so-called 'greenhouse' gases are curtailed we face a global warming catastrophe."
Source: "USA Today Offers More Hot Air On ‘Global Warming’," MRC 11/2/03

FUNDING

Media Research Center has received $412,500 from ExxonMobil since 1998.


$50000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

2003
$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Global Climate Change Activities
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Climate Change and Environmental Issues
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
DISCREPANCY: 2005 Corporate Giving Report: no description. IRS 990 form 2005: Climate Change and Environmental issues.
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$52,500 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$55,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$55,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008

2009
$$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

2009
$50000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

KEY PEOPLE

L. Brent Bozell III
Founder & President
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Walter Williams
Advisor, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Marc Morano
Senior Staff Writer, CNSNews.com
Source: CNSNews.com

Patrick Goodenough
CNSNews.com London Bureau Chief
Source: CNSNews.com

Dan  Gainor
The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and the Director of the Business & Media Institute
Source: Media Research Center/Business and Media Institute

PEOPLE

Bruce Bartlett
Advisor, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Daniel J. Mitchell
Advisor, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

John Berthoud
Advisor, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

John Drescher
Advisor, Media Research Center
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Richard Ebeling
Advisor, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Felix Livingston
Advisor, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Gary Wolfram
Advisor, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Steve Moore
Advisor, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Jeffry Herbener
Advisor, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Paul F. Stifflemire Jr.
Director, Free Market Project
Source: Media Research Center website 4/04

Robert B. Bluey
Staff Writer, CNSNews.com
Source: CNSNews.com

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4389

Media Research Center website 4/04
http://www.mediaresearch.org

"USA Today Offers More Hot Air On ‘Global Warming’," MRC 11/2/03
Commentary by Paul Stifflemire, Jr. of the Media Research Center
http://www.freemarketproject.org/environment/2003/envir20031102.asp

CNSNews.com
http://www.cnsnews.com

ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report
2004 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4380

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

Media Research Center/Business and Media Institute
Staff list and bios
http://www.businessandmedia.org/about/staff.asp

ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/community_contributions_report.aspx

ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
Exxon Mobil Corporation 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/files/gcr_contributions_pub-policy09.pdf