Modern Media: Watchdogs or Lapdogs? - Propaganda Disguised as Journalism
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
About the Lecture
The First Amendment was written to protect the right to a free press.The founders thought that the free market of ideas would lead to a relentless search for the truth and that would serve as the ultimate check on the powers of the government.
But, what if the press became so bent to one viewpoint that they ignored or even misrepresented the opposing message? Would you trust a press that didn’t want the truth to get in the way of a good story?
A recent Gallup poll said that distrust in the U.S. Media has hit an all time high. Sixty Percent of Americans have little or no trust in the mass media to accurately and fairly report the news.
Please join us for this sixty-minute lecture with an extensive question and answer period to discuss why we have such a distrust of the mass media.
About Brent Bozell
Mr. Bozell is the President of the largest media watchdog organization in America called the Media Research Center. Since its inception in 1987, MRC has launched the blog site NewsBusters.org, Internet news CNSNews.com, MRC TV and two Media Institutes.
In 2010, Brent also founded “ForAmerica,” now the largest social media organization in the country committed to restore Americas founding principles. He was the founder and president of the Parents Television Council.
He has co-authored Weapons of Mass Distortion and two other books. His biweekly column is syndicated and reaches more than 50 media outlets. He has been published in many periodicals including the Wall Street Journal. USA Today and The National Review. He has been a frequent guest on many television programs including Nightline, the O’Reilly Factor, and Cavuto. His "Media Mash" segment on Hannity airs weekly.
He is a lecturer, columnist, author, publisher, commentator, businessman and activist that has made it his life’s mission to document, expose and neutralize liberal media bias. He is married, the father of five, the grandfather of six, and any day now, the grandfather of seven.
Special Presentation Preceding the Lecture
In 1984 the Reagan Re-election Committee commissioned Jerome Peter Lukas to draw a pen and ink portrait of Reagan. The President personally autographed prints to give his most generous donors.
You can support the mission of the Ronald Reagan Lecture Series to share conservative ideas in a thoughtful, deliberative manner . . .
. . . because today’s challenges require 60-minute lectures, not 60-second sound bites.
We will thank you with a print signed by the artist!
Meet the Artist
Jerome Peter Lukas
Tuesday, May 7 6:00 to 7:15 pm
at the Thomas Birkby House
109 Loudoun Street, NW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Contribute $100 or more to receive a personally autographed print, suitable for framing.