The 10 Worst Examples in Brent Bozell’s ‘Hater’ History
In light of reports that right-wing Media Research Center president Brent Bozell was called a “hater” for his criticism of Republican leaders, Media Matters for America recalls 10 of the worst examples of Bozell’s hateful rhetoric.
Bozell Has A History Of Hateful Rhetoric
Bozell Likened Obama To “A Skinny, Ghetto Crackhead.” On Fox News’ Hannity, Bozell said, “How long do you think Sean Hannity’s show would last if four times in one sentence, he made a comment about, say, the President of the United States, and said that he looked like a skinny, ghetto crackhead? Which, by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does.” [Fox News, Hannity, 12/22/11, via Media Matters]
Bozell Said Rapper Common’s Invite To White House Another Example Of The “Obamas Surrounding Themselves With … Anti-American, American Hating People.” When First Lady Michelle Obama invited the rapper Common to the White House for a poetry event, Bozell responded by accusing the Obamas of “surrounding themselves with … anti-American, American hating people.” [Fox News, Hannity, 5/12/11, via Media Matters]
Bozell Claimed “The Gay Agenda Endorses The Right Of Gays To Marry And Teach Children, And That’s In Utter Opposition To Mainstream America.” The Hartford Courant quoted Bozell as saying that “the gay agenda endorses the right of gays to marry and teach children, and that’s in utter opposition to mainstream America.” [Hartford Courant, 9/14/92]
Bozell Described An Episode Of Ellen Which Featured Ellen DeGeneres Coming Out Of The Closet As “Thrusting Garbage Down The Throats Of Children.” After ABC aired an episode of Ellen which featured Ellen DeGeneres coming out of the closet, Bozell said of the show: “There’s this sense almost of horror … there are some elements in Hollywood who are bent, come hell or high water, on thrusting garbage down the throats of children.” [Associated Press, April 1997, via Media Matters]