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).

Follow Baker via Twitter. (Full bioWashington Examiner's weekly "Mainstream Media Scream," with Baker's scream rating, are on NewsBusters as of January 2015. Read them here

On Sunday’s Face the Nation, U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy scolded host Margaret Brennan when she pressed him to explain why he’s given committee posts to Republican members who “denied the results of the 2020 election,” demanding: “Why are you elevating people who are denying reality like that?”   McCarthy countered: “If you want to hold Republicans to that equation, why don’t you also hold…
Upset by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to bar teaching of an advanced placement high school course on African-American history, which conservatives consider to serve up radical-left, anti-American material, MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Thursday launched into an attack on the potential republican presidential candidate as a fascist-loving racist.  “The law which led to the decision on the course…
“I’m a journalist. I have to deal in facts,” Meet the Press host Chuck Todd lectured Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) when the Senator dared recount the misdeeds of Hunter Biden that the new Republican Congress plans to investigate. Todd jumped in to demand to know why Johnson was not equally outraged about Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. Johnson pointed out how the media have “suppressed” much of the…
During a Sunday Meet the Press interview with the new Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Chuck Todd charged that “many people look at what you’re doing,” with a a planned investigation into influence peddling by President Joe Biden, “and they see that it looks more partisan than professional. That chairman, Congressman James Comer (R-KY) shot back: “I think the only people that…
Interviewing Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s Martha Raddatz asserted: “I don’t think I’ve ever heard President Biden say ‘we have an open border, come on over,’ but people I have heard say it are you, are former President Trump, are [Florida Governor] Ron DeSantis. That message reverberates in Mexico and beyond.” >> This video clipped to illustrate Paul Bedard's…
“This was a really good week for our democracy,” MSNBC’s resident presidential historian, Michael Beschloss, declared on Friday’s The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle, citing Raphael Warnock’s win in Georgia and how “Donald Trump has continued to implode.” Beschloss proceeded to fear “what might have happened this week had the Republicans won in those battleground states,” claiming “election…
Racism is behind Republicans picking Herschel Walker as their Senate candidate in Georgia, New York Times editorial writer Mara Gay contended on Monday’s Morning Joe. She charged the Republican party “put forth a candidate who, among other things, is also a black man, to kind of usher in more voter repression and more of what the Republican party stands for, is cynical.”  She further contended…
By overwhelmingly voting for Democrats, “young voters saved this country,” Sunny Hoston proclaimed on Monday’s edition of The View, hailing how they fulfilled the mission “to leave this world in a better place than we found it.” The youth “delivered key wins for the Democrats,” so now, she charged without evidence, “the Republicans want to raise the voting to age 28.” >> This video clipped…
In an interview aired on Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s Jonathan Karl warned Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin about Republicans launching investigations or impeaching President Biden if they win control of the House and Senate in the mid-term elections. “I’m hearing a lot, though, of talk about investigations, investigations into Hunter Biden, FBI, all things Anthony Fauci,” Karl complained, “Is that…
If Democrats don’t win the midterms next week, CBS News argued on Sunday, it’s the end of democracy. “The very future of our democracy” is on the ballot, CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley warned in teasing a story from CBS News correspondent Robert Costa. She contended, that beyond crime and inflation, “lies what could be the most critical issue of all, the very future of our democracy.” >…