MRC DisHonors Awards and Gala
NewsBusters posts below on recent DisHonors Awards and annual Galas. For full rundowns, on MRC.org, of all of the MRC’s annual DisHonors Awards and Galas, as well as other MRC events.
Business tycoon T. Boone Pickens passed away this past week at age 91. In 2005, he took part in the Media Research Center’s “DisHonors Awards: Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters of 2004,” where he accepted, in jest on behalf of PBS’s Bill Moyers, the “Send Bush to Abu Ghraib Award.”
Sad news on Thursday as word came that longtime conservative columnist and Fox News regular Charles Krauthammer has passed away. Krauthammer announced on June 8 that he only had a short time left to live, due to a recurrence of cancer. In 2013, the Media Research Center awarded Krauthammer the William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence, and he spoke at our annual Gala on September 26 of that year.
The Media Research’s Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala, featuring the “DisHonors Awards,” concluded Thursday night with veteran comedian, actor and radio talk show host Joe Piscopo presenting funny video clips, from comedy shows and the Internet, identified by the MRC’s News Analysis Division.
Talk radio star Mark Levin on Thursday paid tribute to the decades-long fight the Media Research Center has waged against the liberal media. Appearing via video at the MRC’s 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards, he enthused: “MRC and Brent Bozell are national treasures. I rely on Brent all the time. He is a leader and has been a leader of the conservative movement for decades.”
On Thursday at the Media Research Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards, liberal actress Ashley Judd beat out stiff competition to win the “Kathy Griffin Celebrity Dumbass Award” with a deranged rant during the far-left Women’s March. Conservative syndicated talk radio host and WMAL personality Chris Plante was the presenter for this category while Act for America Founder and Chairwoman Brigitte Gabriel accepted the “DisHonor” in jest.
Legendary radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh recalled how he first heard of the Media Research Center when he saw Brent 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.
Every Single Person We Don’t Like in the Liberal Media eventually won “Quote of the Year” at the Media Research Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards on Thursday, but it also came away with the Trumpocalypse Award moments earlier in the evening. Once The Federalist's Mollie Heminway declared the winner, conservative writer and former CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord accepted the award, in jest, on behalf of liberal journalists featured in the Trumpocalypse compilation.
CNN analyst Douglas Brinkley showed he loves Barack Obama just a little bit more than every other liberal in the media. The historian on Thursday night beat out tough competition to win the “Last Gasp Obamagasm Award” at the Media Research Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards.
Not surprisingly, Lyin’ Brian Williams prevailed during the Media Research Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards as the winner of the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis thanks to a bonkers quote about life in communist Cuba. The Federalist’s Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway served as the category’s presenter while House Freedom Caucus Chairman and Republican Congressman Mark Meadows (N.C.) accepted the award in jest on Williams’s behalf.
A boisterous crowd of nearly 900 conservatives and guests packed the National Building Museum on Thursday night for the Media Research Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards. After the audience selected the most outrageous quote in three categories, the crowd singled out Every Single Person We Don’t Like in the Liberal Media for the ultimate “DisHonor” of being the MRC's “Quote of the Year.”
It’s just three months until the Media Research Center’s 30th anniversary gala on Thursday, September 21, featuring the DisHonors Awards. Secure your tickets soon so you can join in the celebration, and mocking of the news media, at one of the most popular events each year in Washington, DC. This is guaranteed to sell out all the seats at the historic venue, the National Building Museum.
The best, or worst, depending on your view, “Obamagasm” clips of the past ten years. The Media Research Center’s DisHonors Awards and gala back on Thursday night, September 22, featured a collection of the media’s most over the top fawning for Barack Obama. Master of Ceremonies Cal Thomas, who came on stage in a costume to match the evening’s Italian theme, set up the compilation.