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 MRC's “Best Notable Quotables of 2015, the Twenty-Eighth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting,” which we’ve dubbed the “Worst of the Worst,” including overall winner MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for her diatribe about the term “hard worker” having racist connotations. (NewsBusters posts about the award-winning quotes of the year.)
After Carlson played video of Harris-Perry chiding guest Alfonso Aguilar on October 24 for calling House Speaker Paul Ryan a “hard worker,” Noyes slammed the liberal MSNBC host as “just so ridiculous” and the latest case of her “throwing the caution flag out there.”
Noyes also observed that it was as if Harris-Perry was asserting herself as “the thought police or the speech police” in what’s the epitome of political correctness.
Responding to clip of ABC’s This Week host George Stephanopoulos attacking Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer (before it was revealed he himself had donated to the Clinton Foundation), Noyes declared that it was as if Stephanopoulos was playing the role of “a defense attorney for the Clintons.”
[T]hen we found out two weeks later, George Stephanopoulos had given $75,000 of his own money to the Clinton Foundation. He’s a donor. He never disclosed that fact. You know, he’s somebody who worked on the Clinton campaign in 1992, worked for the Clinton White House. I'm afraid he is not alone in the media there is going to be so many out there who is going to try to deny and dismiss these Clinton scandals over the next year. That was a gross conflict of interest for which George Stephanopoulos apologized on air but has not been punished in any way.
Commenting on the final clip played of MSNBC/Bloomberg analyst Mark Halperin gushing over Hillary Clinton buying a burrito bowl at Chipotle just after declaring her candidacy in April, Noyes slammed Halperin and the rest of the liberal media for “grading on a curve”:
Well, you talk about grading on a curve. You know, Hillary Clinton buys lunch at a restaurant and suddenly she’s has reignited her campaign for 2016. You know, that's a threshold for her. You have got the Republicans out there talking about ideas. It's going to be a very interesting campaign seeing how the two sides get judged if buying a burrito qualifies as fun and new.