A New York Times story headlined "Network Coverage a Target Of Fire From Conservatives" reports that the far-right Media Research Center (MRC) is successfully attacking news media coverage of the war, especially ABC TV, for lack of patriotism. MRC is a powerful tax-exempt PR and lobby operation begun in 1987 by L. Brent Bozell III who receives a six-figure salary from its multi-million dollar annual budget provided primarily by foundations (such as Olin and Donner), corporations and wealthy Republican donors. The MRC criticizes what it sees as pervasive left wing and un-American bias in the mainstream media, while it helps train the next generation of right-wing commentators, journalists and PR operatives.
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