Brent Baker
VP of Research and Publications
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Brent H. Baker, the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center (MRC), has been a central figure at the MRC since its 1987 founding. In 2001, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes dubbed Baker “the scourge of liberal bias.” In 2005, Baker spearheaded the launch of the MRC’s NewsBusters blog (his blog postings).

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Brent Baker | February 12, 2024
President Joe Biden is the victim of a hostile media focusing more of his foibles than on those by Donald Trump, MSNBC host Jen Psaki seriously contended on Sunday’s Meet the Press in reacting to the prominence given the Hur report’s findings that Biden has a poor memory. “If you’re sitting in the White House and on the campaign right now you’re absolutely banging your head against the wall at…
Brent Baker | February 5, 2024
Meet the Press moderator Kristen Welker on Sunday repeatedly pressed House Speaker Mike Johnson to support the Senate-Biden border bill. At one point, she passed along the ludicrous Democratic talking point that, after three years of aggressively enacting open border policies, “Joe Biden said he would shut down the border.” Earlier, she lectured: “You are now the Speaker of the House. Do you not…
Brent Baker | January 22, 2024
It’s “important” to attend a Donald Trump rally so you can see how the attendees “are part of a fascist cult,” Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin contended on MSNBC on Saturday morning. She proceeded to warn that “we’ve seen in other fascist regimes that millions of people, sometimes even a majority of the country, becomes intoxicated with an authoritarian figure, and these people are…
Brent Baker | January 15, 2024
First Lady Jill Biden made a good choice in selecting MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski for a sit-down interview as the co-host of Morning Joe cued up a series of softball “questions” which treated her and her husband as victims of unfair attacks. In a portion run on Thursday’s program, Brzezinski wondered: “The division in this country, the cruelty of MAGA Republicans against your family. Does any part of…
Brent Baker | January 8, 2024
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday asserted himself into a contentious political debate, declaring Donald Trump is not qualified, per the 14th amendment, to run for public office. “If you say he engaged in insurrection,” the former Democratic political operative maintained, “I don’t see how you can escape the plain meaning of the 14th amendment and say he’s qualified to run for office.” >…
Brent Baker | December 18, 2023
Three weeks after he charged a re-elected Donald Trump “will execute whoever he is allowed to imprison, execute, drive from the country,” on Monday morning, Joe Scarborough warned that if Trump wins “American democracy could be over” and thus “the American experiment at an end one year from now.” On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he proceeded to rue the lack of panic in the Biden campaign at the prospect…
Brent Baker | December 11, 2023
The PBS NewsHour on Friday covered the indictment, on tax charges, of President Biden’s son, Hunter, but seemingly very reluctantly as the program was eager to make sure viewers knew there’s no connection to Joe Biden and it’s all a political stunt to help Donald Trump. Anchor Geoff Bennett started with the “context” that Hunter “does not work in the White House for his father in the way that…
Brent Baker | December 4, 2023
CBS on Sunday cued up former Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s to affirm that voters cannot simultaneously support the U.S. Constitution and Donald Trump’s presidential bid. In a segment promoting her new book, Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning, John Dickerson inquired: “If a person is a Member of Congress and they have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution, can they defend the Constitution and…
Brent Baker | November 27, 2023
Citing what “my sources are saying,” the Washington Post’s Leigh Ann Caldwell on Sunday continued the pattern of journalists lamenting how President Biden is not getting enough credit for all of his presumed successes. On NBC’s Meet the Press, Caldwell relayed, “obviously, it will be great if Americans are released with these hostages, but my sources are saying President Biden doesn’t get a lot…
Brent Baker | November 20, 2023
Jonathan Karl, ABC’s Chief Washington Correspondent, acknowledged on Thursday’s Late Show that he wrote his new book, Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party, to try to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Asked why Trump leads the Republican nomination contest, Karl cited how “superficially” there’s “a sense” that things were better during the Trump…