MSNBC journalist Joy Reid beat out stiff competition to win the “Hail Hillary Award" at the Media Research Center’s 2016 DisHonors Awards, Thursday night. Special celebrity guests and a raucous crowd chose the host for dubiously insisting that only, maybe, the Founding Fathers could equal the amazing Hillary Clinton.
The awards gala, which took place at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. and spotlighted the most outrageous examples of liberal media bias, featured this winning quote from Reid on April 8, 2016: “If you look at Hillary Clinton's qualifications, I mean, my God, since the Founding Fathers, has anyone tried to run for president with more on their resume?”
She added, “You have to go back literally to the 18th century to find somebody with a more packed resume than Hillary Clinton.”
Weekly Standard journalist and Fox News regular Stephen Hayes presented the nominees, which also included NBC’s Lester Holt and NPR’s Tamara Keith. Hayes explained:
STEPHEN HAYES: Virtually everything she claimed about her e-mails was false and her team used Bleach Bit to destroy federal records. She should be, in theory anyway, a journalist’s worth nightmare. But she’s a liberal ideologue who moved left to defeat socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and who aggressively defends Barack Obama. So all is forgiven. Many can barely contain their enthusiasm at the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency. And as we’ll see, some of them can’t.
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The nominees included:
“Madame Secretary, last night when you took stage in Sacramento, there was a woman standing next to me who was absolutely sobbing. And she said, you know, ‘It’s time. It’s past time.’ And you see the women — you see people here and people just come up to you and they get tears in their eyes. Do you feel — do you feel the weight of what this means for people?”
— NPR’s Tamara Keith to Clinton at a June 6 press availability shown live on CNN Newsroom.
“I want to ask you about a moment at the town hall the other day. A young man, a Bernie Sanders supporter, stood up and said young people don’t trust you [man: “I’ve heard from quite a few people my age that they think you’re dishonest.”] And when he said that, I winced. And I was wondering, you’ve obviously been in tough battles, political battles, but do you get your feelings hurt sometimes?”
— Anchor Lester Holt to Hillary Clinton on NBC Nightly News, January 29.
But Joy Reid emerged the winner with this hyperbolic praise:
Correspondent Joy Reid: “If you look at Hillary Clinton’s qualifications, I mean, my God, since the Founding Fathers, has anyone tried to run for president with more on their resume?”
Host Andrea Mitchell: “John Quincy Adams, maybe.”
Reid: “Maybe John Quincy Adams. True, true, true. Jefferson, Adams, I mean you have to go back literally to the 18th century to find somebody with a more packed resume than Hillary Clinton.”
— Exchange on noontime hour of MSNBC’s Place for Politics, April 8.
The Hail Hillary video also includes a compilation of Master of Ceremonies Cal Thomas introducing eight years of media “Obamagasms” over their favorite Democrat.
Ex-MSNBC journalist Melissa Harris-Perry won the "Quote of the Year." For more on that, go here.
The always angry Chris Matthews won the “Damn Those Conservatives to Hell Award.” For more on that, go here.
Legendary singer and columnist Charlie Daniels won the annual “William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence.” For more on that, go here.
In a well deserved moved, Bill Maher was deemed the “Celebrity Dumbass” of 2016. Go here for more.
For the best moments from the 2016 DisHonors, go here.