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"The Best Notable Quotables of 2005:The 18th Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting"
Media Research Center ^ | December 19th, 2005 | Media Research Center

Posted on 12/26/2005 10:27:06 AM PST by pillut48

"Introduction Welcome to the Media Research Center’s annual awards issue, a compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from 2005 (December 2004 through November 2005)..."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2005; 2005review; antiamerica; antibush; bias; biasedreporting; brentbozell; mediabias; mediaresearchcenter; mrc; msm; quotes; waronerror
I did a search of all posts and didn't find any references to this website, so forgive me if it's already been posted.

It's a nice source of many of the idiotic things that have been reported on the MSM over the past year, and includes tons of anti-America, anti-Bush, etc. sentiments. Video clips are there too. Very informative! Merry Christmas to you all!

1 posted on 12/26/2005 10:27:06 AM PST by pillut48
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Nice find. This could actually have been posted in the News section where there is a bigger reading audience.

2 posted on 12/26/2005 10:40:14 AM PST by EveningStar
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3 posted on 12/26/2005 10:58:19 AM PST by Francis McClobber
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Merry Christmas to you, too. I'll take that and raise you a Happy New Year!

They get zanier and zanier every year.

I hope they play the Moyers quote. It's hilarious to watch that guy say the stuff he says with a straight face. The freaky part is that he actually believes it.

That, of course, is only eclipsed by way he gets so angry about "Right Wing Hitmen" attacking his sacred cattle. Good thing Moyers never was a political hack who went after people, right?

4 posted on 12/26/2005 11:00:25 AM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Merry Christmas!")
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Thank you MRC for your Xmas present in the form of packaging Olds Media's greatest comedy bits of 2005. You find lots of belly laughs here folks. Perky Katie dons smart glasses only to remove her prop to project, "It must be very frustrating at times to see things unraveling so." LOL. You certainly know all about that Katie. You can also catch even more laughs in Michelle's 2005 Unhinged: Thanks for the memories - liberals, democrats amd leftists gone wild thread.
5 posted on 12/26/2005 11:00:56 AM PST by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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Here's a snippet that says it all:

FNC’s Bill O’Reilly: "Now the right wing thinks you’re a raving liberal, you and Rather contrived to put Bush in the worst possible light....So are you a liberal?"
Fired CBS News producer Mary Mapes: "Well, I’m not sure what a liberal is. I’m more liberal than some people. I can tell you my eight-year-old son thinks he’s being raised by the most conservative parents in the world...."
O’Reilly: "Are you registered Democrat?"
Mapes: "You know, I don’t know....I don’t know if I’m independent or Democrat. I know I’m not — in Texas, I’m not sure how I’m registered."
O’Reilly: "So you would describe yourself politically as?"
Mapes: "Oh, my goodness. I’m liberal on some things, I’m conservative on some things."
— FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor, November 10. [52]

6 posted on 12/26/2005 11:03:10 AM PST by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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I finished reading about half of them...too angry to read them all.

7 posted on 12/26/2005 11:07:31 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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...jessss...I hope the lady in the canoe reporting about the flood as two guys walk in between her and the camera in ankle deep water is in there...


8 posted on 12/26/2005 12:01:25 PM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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I can tell you what is missing... the stories that are missing!

One of the tricks used by the media is to NOT report a story when they don't like the news.

For example, the Iraqi people have a successful election, the next day on 'Today' we see a report about "domestic spying".

I have been directly involved with our local paper where I gave them news on a local official (that they liked) and they refused to publish it even though it had been fact checked by their reporter because they said it was "too close to the election". Had the information been damning to his opponent, they would have run it without fact checking.

The ability to suppress news is a powerful weapon.

9 posted on 12/27/2005 6:52:50 AM PST by Paloma_55 (Which part of "Common Sense" do you not understand???)
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No question...I think it was Mark Levin who said (just last week) that what the MSM do NOT report is more important than what they do (paraphrasing).

10 posted on 12/27/2005 7:26:31 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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Madness of King George Award for Bush Bashing

* "It’s like he [President Bush] stuck a broomstick in his [FDR’s] wheelchair wheels."

— Newsweek’s Jon Meacham on MSNBC’s Imus in the Morning May 9, discussing Bush’s criticism of Roosevelt’s Yalta deal with Stalin on post-war Europe.


* "The Libby indictments have opened the door to making the wider case against the Bush administration that they misled the country into war....The next logical step is impeachment, and I think you’re going to hear that word come up, and if the Democrats ever capture either house of Congress there are going to be serious proceedings against this administration." — Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift on the McLaughlin Group, November 5.


The Kanye West “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Wet People” Award

* "The dilatory performance of George Bush during the past week has been outrageous. Almost as unbelievable as Katrina itself is the fact that the leader of the free world has been outshone by the elected leaders of a region renowned for governmental ineptitude....The populism of Huey Long was financially corrupt, but when it came to the welfare of people, it was caring. The churchgoing cultural populism of George Bush has given the United States an administration that worries about the House of Saud and the welfare of oil companies while the poor drown in their attics and their sons and daughters die in foreign deserts." — Former New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines in a Los Angeles Times op-ed, September 1


Quote Of The Year

Reporter Brian Ross: "Mary Mapes was the woman behind the scenes, the producer who researched, wrote and put together Dan Rather’s 60 Minutes report on President Bush’s National Guard service, a report which Rather and CBS would later apologize for airing...." Ross to Mapes: "Do you still think that story was true?"Ex-CBS producer Mary Mapes: "The story? Absolutely."

Ross: "This seems remarkable to me that you would sit here now and say you still find that story to be up to your standards."

Mapes: "I’m perfectly willing to believe those documents are forgeries if there’s proof that I haven’t seen."

Ross: "But isn’t it the other way around? Don’t you have to prove they’re authentic?"

Mapes: "Well, I think that’s what critics of the story would say. I know more now than I did then and I think, I think they have not been proved to be false, yet."

Ross: "Have they proved to be authentic though? Isn’t that really what journalists do?"

Mapes: "No, I don’t think that’s the standard." — ABC’s Good Morning America, November 9.

11 posted on 12/28/2005 3:51:42 AM PST by beyond the sea (If you need a really new idea ..................... read a really old book.)
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