Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Wins MRC Gala’s Buckley Award

October 9th, 2015 11:09 AM

Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly on Thursday accepted the “William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence” at the 2015 Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards. MRC President Brent Bozell lauded the profound and ongoing role Schlafly has in the conservative movement. 

Bozell praised, “It’s no exaggeration to say that few people alive can claim a list of accomplishments such as hers. It’s a list of accomplishments as long as it’s varied.” He listed her battles at Republican conventions (going all the way back to 1952) and her fight to stop the Equal Rights Amendment. 

Accepting her award via video, Schlafly lobbied conservatives to fight: 

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY: Well, I want to thank Brent Bozell for this fine award and all the good people here today and encourage you to take up the fight to be in politics where the action is. Our country needs you and the next big fight will be at the Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio. I hope to see you there. I’ve been to every convention since 1952 and I think they are places where important decisions are made. And we need you there. And we know that the Media Research Center is playing a big role in getting the proper, needed information to our conservatives all over the country. Thank you, Brent Bozell for this award and for all you do for the conservative cause. 

To see the MRC DisHonors quote of the year, go here. 

To see former Saturday Night Live star (and current talk radio host) Joe Piscopo present “The Funnies” category, go here

For the “Puppy Love” award, go here. 

To see all the awards, categories and nominees, check out the MRC’s DisHonors page