Full program video. On Thursday night, December 9, 1999, at the Monarch Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Media Research Center presented the “DisHonors Awards for the Decade’s Most Outrageous Liberal Bias” culled from the MRC’s archive of news video and print publications from the 1990s.


Played at the Media Research Center’s 30th anniversary gala, the first of two collections of tributes celebrating the MRC’s achievements.


Played at the Media Research Center’s 30th anniversary gala, the first of two collections of tributes celebrating the MRC’s achievements. This video features Senator Ted Cruz, Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society, Marjorie Dannelfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List, Jim Martin of the 60 Plus Association, Dr.


Chris Plante presented the “Kathy Griffin Celebrity Dumbass Award” at the Media Research Center’s 2017 DisHonors Awards held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 during the MRC’s 30th anniversary gala. Via electronic device at each table, the audience voted actress Ashley Judd the winner and the award was accepted, in jest, by Brigitte Gabriel, founder of ACT for America. 


Master of Ceremonies Cal Thomas welcomed the audience after dinner and explained how those at each table would vote to pick the award winners via electronic voting devices, before he introduced a humorous fake ad for United Airlines.


Video of the entire program of the Media Research Center’s 30th anniversary annual gala, featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards, held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the National building Museum, with the presentation of four award categories, and acceptances of them, in jest, by a conservative; remarks by Mark Levin; the “Quote of the Year” picked by the audience; an address from Rush Limbaugh; and finishing with “funny clips.


Joe Piscopo presented funny video clips, from comedy shows and the Internet, identified by Brent Baker and the MRC’s News Analysis Division. From the Media Research Center’s 2017 DisHonors Awards held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 during the MRC’s 30th anniversary gala. 

More about the gala and awards on NewsBusters.


MRC President Brent Bozell asked the audience to show their derision, via jeers and noisemakers, of quotes from Douglas Brinkley, Brian Williams and the “Trumpocalypse Award” (given to “Every Single Person We Don’t Like in the Liberal Media”). The audience decided the Trumpocalypse, and thus “Every Single Person We Don’t Like in the Liberal Media,” had earned the Quote of the Year dishonor.


Legendary radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh recalled how he first heard of the MRC when he saw Bozell quoted in National Review. Limbaugh also explained his success in radio, noting how both he and Donald Trump built a “bond” with their audiences, before warning of the threat posed by leftists who want to silence conservatives.  


Mollie Hemingway presented the “Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis” at the Media Research Center’s 2017 DisHonors Awards held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 during the MRC’s 30th anniversary gala. Via electronic device at each table, the audience voted XX the winner and the award was accepted, in jest, by Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), Chairman of the House’s Freedom Caucus.


In a video shown at the Media Research Center’s 30th anniversary gala, featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards, held on Thursday, September 21, 2017, nationally-syndicated radio talk show host and author Mark Levin celebrated the MRC’s 30th anniversary.


At the Media Research Center’s “DisHonors Awards" held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 during the MRC’s 30th annual gala, a compilation of a sampling of the media’s anti-Trump vitriol. Instead of offering several clips on which the audience voted, the MRC produced a three-and-a-half minute compilation of hysterical media reaction to Trump’s election victory.