Notable Quotables is the Media Research Center’s compilation of the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes in the liberal media. Full editions before March of 2016 are posted on MRC.org (archive).
At year-end, a panel of three dozen leading conservative media observers serve as judges to select “The Best Notable Quotables: Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting.” As posted on NewsBusters. Full archive back to 1988 on MRC.org.
For posts on NewsBusters about the MRC’s annual DisHonors Awards and Gala.
In the September 12 edition of Notable Quotables: NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell declared questions about Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy judgement are no longer “on the table," while CNN’s Van Jones concluded “when you look at the fact checkers” Clinton is "one of the most honest politicians in America.”
At the same time, Donald Trump’s slogan “Making America Great Again” is deemed to be racist code language. Also, journalists rush to defend San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the National Anthem and the passing of conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly exposes the ugliness on the left.
In the August 29 edition of Notable Quotables: Journalists fret about presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton being victimized by a sexist double standard, while reporters find it admirable that President Obama took a principled stand in favor of his vacation instead of visiting flood-ravaged Lousiana. At the same time, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blames "extreme" talk radio for the "dumbing down" of the GOP that enabled the rise of Donald Trump, while some journalists say their objectivity (as if!) must be sacrificed to the larger goal of stopping "dangerous" Trump from winning the White House.
In the August 8 edition of Notable Quotables: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, at the Democratic convention, likens President Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln, while MSNBC's Chris Matthews gets in one last thrill, as he exclaims Obama has a smile like actress Julia Roberts. Plus, ABC’s Terry Moran and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell accused Gov. Chris Christie of inciting an anti-Hillary Clinton “mob” at the Republican convention. And HBO host Bill Maher actually attempts to rationalize recent shootings of police officers.
In the July 18 edition of Notable Quotables: MSNBC’s GOP convention co-anchor Rachel Maddow likens presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, while journalists wonder if Hillary Clinton was “over-targeted” on the e-mail scandal for a crime that isn't any worse than “jaywalking.” Plus: MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews wonders if Indiana Governor Mike Pence is too “churchy” for Trump to pick. And film director John McTieranan actually blames the “American hyper-masculnity” of Captain America for “hundreds of thousands” of deaths.
The June 27 edition of Notable Quotables: ABC showcases a pro-amnesty protest slogan (“Don't Deport My Mom”) to frame their coverage of the Supreme Court's blocking of Obama's executive orders, while reporters exploit the ISIS massacre in Orlando to demand more federal gun control. “What will it take to move the needle when it comes to gun control?” CBS's Gayle King pleaded.
Plus: The New York Times blames hateful GOP rhetoric, not radical Islamic ideology, for the Orlando attack; a columnist says Trump's temporary ban on Muslims is akin to how Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin “killed millions of his own citizens,” and ex-CNN star Larry King says he’s “very independent,” but his voting record doesn't seem to support it.
The June 13 issue of Notable Quotables: journalists erupt with glee after Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to clinch the Democratic nomination, as one New York Times reporter tells Bernie Sanders that it's "sexist" for him to "get in the way of what could be the first female president." Meanwhile, some journalists blame Trump for violent riots that erupted in California, while lefty writers actually recommend violence as a way to thwart Trump.
This issue: Journalists are upset about GOPers bringing up Bill and Hillary's past abuse of women, while ABC anchor David Muir wonders if Hillary Clinton is “fighting back hard enough?” Plus, MSNBC panelists say violent protestors against Donald Trump are merely “expressing their humanity.
This issue: Journalists laugh about the supposed death of the Republican Party, now that Donald Trump will be the presidential nominee, while the New York Times wishes Jon Stewart were still on TV to bash the GOP during this year's campaign. Plus, the media insist Hillary Clinton is honest, and her scandals are nothing more than “garbage” and “crud,” while Newsweek tweets: “Has there been any President cooler than Obama?”
The May 2 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This issue: Hillary Clinton has had to endure a decades long “negative relationship” with the media. Meanwhile, Barack Obama was acclaimed as “Mt. Rushmore great.” Over on HBO, Bill Maher called the U.S. military a “mass murder machine.”
Posted below: the April 18 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This issue: The “first-rate” Hillary Clinton is just like Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams, according to journalists.
Meanwhile, Chris Matthews told Bernie Sander’s campaign chairman that the socialist candidate stimulates his “erogenous zone.” Over on CNN, Chris Cuomo gushed to Bernie Sanders that “thousands of young people” are “shouting your name.”
In the April 4 edition of Notable Quotables the liberal media: Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba inspires journalists to sing communism’s praises and worry about capitalism ruining that country’s “charm.” Meanwhile, anchors at PBS and CBS slam Ted Cruz for his “ugly” anti-terrorism policies and a former New York Times editor decries sexist persecution of “fundamentally honest” Hillary Clinton.
This issue: the March 21 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This issue: Journalists at CNN and the New York Times blame the Republican Party for the rise of Donald Trump, a menace that George Stephanopoulos and others compare to an American Adolf Hitler. Meanwhile, ABC and NBC race to proclaim Barack Obama’s new Supreme Court nominee a “moderate,” Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd declares Judge Merrick Garland a “perfect pick,” and Chris Matthews re-lives the “thrill” Barack Obama sent shooting up his leg.