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Brent Bozell: Media Focus on Police Misconduct Over Foreign Policy

By    |   Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 06:29 PM

The mainstream media are obsessed over a relatively small number of police misconduct cases, while almost ignoring President Barack Obama's foreign policy problems, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell tells Newsmax TV. 

The major broadcast networks devoted 109 minutes discussing just three cases of alleged police misconduct against minorities, Bozell said Thursday on "Newsmax Prime." That was more time than they spent on the Amtrak train derailment, the Islamc State (ISIS), Texas flooding and the presidential campaign, according to MRC research. 

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Calling the issue "the obsession of the far left," Bozell said Obama's
narrative is to cause disruption in race relations, gender relations and class relations, and the media are feeding into it.

"Look, any form of police misconduct that rises to the national level should be covered. I don't have a problem with that," Bozell said, but said it was "unreal" that three police officers were considered more interesting than "a worldwide war against the biggest terror threat in the history of man."

The networks did double their coverage of Obama's foreign policy from 40 minutes in April to 80 minutes in May, Bozell said, but he wasn't impressed with the quality of the coverage.

"It doubled because the public is interested," he said, "and what the public is agonizing over is the fact that America doesn't seem, for the first time … capable of responding to a threat, and there's head scratching going on."

Networks don't like covering anything that hurts the administration's narrative, Bozell said, but are forced to look at it when Obama admits the United States still doesn't have a complete strategy to defeat ISIS.

"Can you imagine two years after Pearl Harbor, Franklin Roosevelt saying 'I don't have a strategy yet because we got to work it out with our partner?'" Bozell said.

The media watcher also took note of the announcement of 21st Century Fox head Rupert Murdoch stepping down from day-to-day operations.

The move isn't surprising, Bozell said, considering Murdoch is 84.

Bozell said his biggest concern of all Murdoch's properties is the future of Fox News Channel now that a new generation will be in control.

"It is my hope and my expectation that it will continue doing good things, but when you have a transfer to the next generation, you have to ask that question, where is it going?" he said.

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