MRC's Brent Bozell: 'Cowardice' to Disinvite Pompeo Due to Media 'Threats to Disrupt'

NewsBusters | 4/5/2019 | Staff
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MRC founder and president Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream on Thursday to discuss how protesting "media partners" forced the James Foley Foundation to reverse its plans to give Secretary of State Mike Pompeo its "Freedom Award." The foundation even rescinded Pompeo's invitation to the awards dinner. As the Washington Examiner reported:

Knowledgeable sources said the group’s “media partners” promised to boycott the event if Pompeo got the award, apparently distressed over giving the administration any credit.

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Those sources added that keynote speaker Christiane Amanpour was concerned about Pompeo getting the award.

CNN referred questions about the deliberations over Pompeo to the foundation, which refused to discuss them.

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Bream noted former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen wrote a column headlined "This Is How Bad Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Gotten In Washington." He wrote "By any objective criteria, Pompeo deserved the award. In just over two years in office, President Trump has secured the release 20 people. That's more captives freed in two years than President Barack Obama got released in eight."

As for "media partners," Thiessen...
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