The 10 Worst Examples In Brent Bozell's "Hater" History

››› ››› MIKE BURNS & HANNAH GROCH-BEGLEY

In light of reports that right-wing Media Research Center president Brent Bozell was called a "hater" for his criticism of Republican leaders, Media Matters for America recalls 10 of the worst examples of Bozell's hateful rhetoric.

American Crossroads Spokesman Called Bozell A "Hater" For Criticizing GOP Leaders 

WSJ: American Crossroads Spokesman Called Bozell A "Hater" For His Frequent Criticism Of Republican Leaders. The Wall Street Journal reported:

In a morning interview with a conservative radio talk show, Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for Republican super-PAC American Crossroads, dubbed conservative author L. Brent Bozell III a "hater" for his frequent criticism of GOP leaders in Washington. Hours later a group of influential Bozell supporters shot a letter to Crossroads President Steven Law calling for Mr. Collegio's head. [Washington Wire, The Wall Street Journal, 2/6/13]

Bozell Has A History Of Hateful Rhetoric

Bozell Likened Obama To "A Skinny, Ghetto Crackhead." On Fox News' Hannity, Bozell said, "How long do you think Sean Hannity's show would last if four times in one sentence, he made a comment about, say, the President of the United States, and said that he looked like a skinny, ghetto crackhead? Which, by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does." [Fox News, Hannity, 12/22/11, via Media Matters]

Bozell Said Rapper Common's Invite To White House Another Example Of The "Obamas Surrounding Themselves With ... Anti-American, American Hating People." When First Lady Michelle Obama invited the rapper Common to the White House for a poetry event, Bozell responded by accusing the Obamas of "surrounding themselves with ... anti-American, American hating people." [Fox News, Hannity, 5/12/11, via Media Matters]

Bozell Claimed "The Gay Agenda Endorses The Right Of Gays To Marry And Teach Children, And That's In Utter Opposition To Mainstream America." The Hartford Courant quoted Bozell as saying that "the gay agenda endorses the right of gays to marry and teach children, and that's in utter opposition to mainstream America."  [Hartford Courant, 9/14/92]

Bozell Described An Episode Of Ellen Which Featured Ellen DeGeneres Coming Out Of The Closet As "Thrusting Garbage Down The Throats Of Children." After ABC aired an episode of Ellen which featured Ellen DeGeneres coming out of the closet, Bozell said of the show: "There's this sense almost of horror ... there are some elements in Hollywood who are bent, come hell or high water, on thrusting garbage down the throats of children." [Associated Press, April 1997, via Media Matters]

Bozell Claimed Hollywood Demonstrated "Liberal Bias" By Failing To Portray Gays As "Morally Wrong." Bozell said in a 1992 Hollywood Reporter article, "What lessons are we teaching American children with these shows?" He added: "Why can't a single primetime show say -- with no strings attached -- that homosexuality is morally wrong?" [Hollywood Reporter, 6/23/10, via Media Matters]

Bozell Called Obama "The Single Most Radical, Left-Wing President In The History Of The United States." On Fox & Friends, Bozell referred to Obama as "the single most radical, left-wing president in the History of the United States." [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 4/15/11, via Media Matters]

Bozell Complained Glee's Chris Colfer, Hollywood Are "Evangelists For ... Sexual Immorality." In a CNSNews.com column, Bozell complained that Entertainment Weekly, Glee's Chris Colfer, the Hollywood Foreign Press awards (Colfer won a Golden Globe for playing a bullied gay teen on Glee), and the entertainment industry in general are "evangelists for a revolution of sexual immorality." [CNSNews.com, 1/28/11, via Media Matters]

Bozell Said Of Whoopi Goldberg: "[D]og Muzzles, For People's Mouths, Sometimes Are A Very Good Thing." As a guest on CNN's now-defunct Crossfire, Bozell said, "[W]hen I think of the people like Whoopi Goldberg and the kind of things they say, I'm reminded that muzzles, dog muzzles, for people's mouths, sometimes are a very good thing." [CNN, Crossfire, 8/5/04, via Media Matters]

Bozell Accused President Carter Of Sounding Like A "College Freshman Who Spouts Neo-Marxist Pablum After One Too Many Hits On The Bong." On Hannity, Bozell said of former President Jimmy Carter, "Doesn't he sound like that proverbial college freshman who spouts neo-Marxist pablum after one too many hits on the bong?" [Fox News, Hannity, 10/31/10, via Media Matters]

Bozell Blamed Hollywood For "Eroding America's Moral Character On 'Gay Marriage,' " And Selling A "Radical Devolution In Moral Standards." In a NewsBusters.org column, Bozell wrote that "Hollywood has played a part in eroding America's moral character on 'gay marriage.' " He added: "It's about time somebody admitted that Hollywood isn't just persuading people into buying Wrigley's Gum or McDonald's burgers. In between the commercials, they're selling a radical devolution in moral standards." [NewsBusters.org, 5/12/12]

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