More than 8,000 participated in the public online voting for the Best Notable Quotables of 2010 (8,403 to be exact), weighing the idiocy and outrageousness of dozens of quotes from liberal reporters and celebrities. We posted the results a few hours ago.
You can see which ones won and how many votes each quote earned by visiting: http://mrc.org/notablequotables/bestof/2010/publicballot/
For example, for "The Audacity of Dopes Award for the Wackiest Analysis of the Year," 1,691 of you picked none other than MSNBC's Chris Matthews (video after page break):
“You know, I was trying to think about who he was tonight, and it’s interesting: He is post-racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.” — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during live coverage following the State of the Union address, January 27.
If you didn't vote, you can still see the worst media quotes in 15 categories, most with matching video clips. Amongst the award categories:
– The Poison Tea Pot Award for Smearing the Anti-Obama Rabble
– No Wonder It Sold For $1 Award for Newsweek's Priceless Bias
– Dumb and Dumber Award for Matthews and Olbermann's Leftist Blatherings
– Obama's Orderlies Award for Prepping America for ObamaCare
– The Crush Rush Award for Loathing Limbaugh
This online public ballot matched the one distributed to our 46 official judges — media experts including columnists, magazine editors, editorial writers and talk radio hosts — who are picking the official winners, as they have for 23 years.
Those official results will be released on the morning of Monday, December 20.
Thanks to Brad Ash for creating and posting the online ballot based on video clips and images provided by Michelle Humphrey and Alex Fitzsimmons.