Leo Brent Bozell IV, the son of a prominent conservative activist and media critic, has been charged for his alleged involvement in the Capitol insurrection.
In an affidavit filed in the case, which remained under seal until Tuesday, an FBI special agent stated that Bozell, can be seen in footage inside the Capitol during the rioting on Jan. 6, including a period of time on the floor of the U.S. Senate. At one point, Bozell allegedly went to the Senate gallery and “moved a camera so that the camera was pointing down to the ground of the balcony area. This was done as protestors began to enter the main floor of the U.S. Senate. By pointing the camera to the ground, the camera was unable to record protestors entering the main floor of the U.S. Senate Chamber.”
Bozell, 41, is facing charges of disorderly conduct, knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, and obstructing an official proceeding. NPR was unable to reach Bozell by phone, and the court records do not yet include information regarding any attorney for Bozell.
His father, Leo Brent Bozell III, is founder and president of the non-profit Media Research Center, which describes its mission as working “to expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media.” The organization runs the NewsBusters website, which frequently accuses mainstream media organizations – including NPR – of liberal bias.
On the day of the Capitol insurrection, the elder Bozell, said on Fox Business that he condemned the violence, but said “This is an explosion of pent-up outrage from middle America.”
“They are furious that they believe this election was stolen,” he added. “I agree with them.”
The government’s case against Bozell began after the FBI received tips from three individuals. Those tipsters identified Bozell from videos of rioters inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, in part…
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