Best Notable Quotables
Postings about the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables: Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting,” which are selected by a panel of three dozen leading conservative media observers who serves as judges. Archive on MRC.org of year-end awards back to 1988.
Notable Quotables is the Media Research Center’s compilation of the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes in the liberal media. As posted every other week on NewsBusters. Full editions before March of 2016 are posted on MRC.org.
Since Monday, NewsBusters has been presenting each category from the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2015,” our annual awards for the year’s worst journalism. Today, the “Ruining the Revolution Award,” for journalists wailing about how awful it will be for communist Cuba to become more like the capitalist U.S. Winning this award, Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith who fretted that if American businesses such as Taco Bell or Lowe’s moved to Cuba, it could “ruin the place.”
The MRC’s Tim Graham joined Newsmax TV on Tuesday night with host Steve Malzberg to elaborate on the MRC’s Notable Quotables Worst of the Worst 2015 winners, including overall winner Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC declaring on October 25 that the term “hard worker” has racist connotations.
This week, NewsBusters is presenting the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2015,” our annual awards for the year’s worst journalism. Today, the “Harsh to the Huddled Masses” award, for attacks on the GOP candidates for their supposed hostility to immigration. Winning the trophy: Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric for suggesting to GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz that he lacked “empathy” because he didn’t support Barack Obama’s unilateral executive action on amnesty.
Making his television debut on the December 18 edition of One American News Network’s Tipping Point, NewsBusters managing editor Ken Shepherd promoted the 2015 winners of the Notable Quotable’s Worst of the Worst and the overall winner of MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry scolding guest Alfonso Aguilar on October 25 for using the term “hard worker” because it’s racist.
This week, NewsBusters is presenting the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2015,” our annual awards for the year’s worst journalism. Today, the “What Difference Does It Make?” Award for denying Hillary’s scandals. Winner: ABC chief anchor and longtime Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos, who treated author Peter Schweizer as a hostile witness during an interview about Schweizer’s book revealing potential conflicts of interest between contributions to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s work as Secretary of State.
This week, NewsBusters is presenting the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2015,” our annual awards for the year’s worst journalism. Today, the “Pantsuit Patrol Award,” for boosting Hillary Clinton. Winning this category was Mark Halperin, a veteran of ABC News and Time magazine, who gushed over Hillary: “The two words she needs are ‘fun’ and ‘new.’ And part of why yesterday was so successful is she looks like she’s having fun and she’s doing, for her, new stuff. We’ve never seen her get a burrito before. Fun and new.”
If we’re counting press clips, the year 2015 in politics was dominated by Donald Trump. The liberal press is emotionally conflicted on this one. Some are delighted with the notion that he’s going to destroy the Republican brand with oafish overstatements. Some are disgusted that he’s still in the race despite all the negativity they’ve piled all over him. And now some are worried he might even win and in so doing, end civilization as we know it.
Liberals would have you believe they are far more nuanced and far less mean-spirited than the Trumps of the world. It’s a good reason for unveiling our annual “Worst of the Worst” awards for the year’s worst media outrages. Once again, a panel of esteemed judges in the conservative media have helped us identify the most ridiculous of the ridiculous.
We began detailing the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2015” yesterday with the awards for the gooiest Obamagasms of the year. Today, we have the perennial “Damn Those Conservatives Award,” our annual look at the nasty rhetoric that liberal journalists fling at conservatives. (Thanks to our 39 judges who patiently reviewed dozens of quotes to select the very worst of the worst.)
Last week, the Media Research Center announced our “Best Notable Quotables of 2015.” Over the next few days, we’ll present the most outrageous of this year’s Notable Quotables as a way to review the worst media bias of 2015. Today, the winner and top runners-up of our “Obamagasm Award,” for journalists who get thrills and tingles when they think about Barack Obama.
On Saturday morning, MRC Research Director Rich Noyes joined co-host Tucker Carlson on the Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends to highlight a few winners from the 2015 edition of Notable Quotable’s Worst of the Worst, including overall winner MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for her diatribe about the term “hard worker” having racist connotations.
The Media Research Center (MRC) is proud to announce the Worst of the Worst of 2015: The 28th Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting, with MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry taking home the "Quote of the Year" honor for scolding a guest who referred to Speaker-to-be Paul Ryan as a "hard worker:"
On the December 30 Fox & Friends, they discussed the Media Research Center’s Best Notable Quotables of 2014 with Genevieve Wood, one of our panel of judges and a senior contributor for The Daily Signal. They discussed CNN anchor Carol Costello winning MRC’s Quote of the Year for enjoying the talk of Bristol Palin being shoved to the ground and man-handled during a barroom brawl.