Media Research Center Gala Tonight
Charmaine and Your Business Blogger(R) will be attending MRC’s Gala tonight with some 3,000 of our closest friends in Washington, DC.
Brent Bozell L. Brent Bozell III and the Board of Directors [presents]
Media Research Center’s
The DisHonors Awards
Roasting the Most Outrageously
Biased Liberal Reporting of the Year
Master of Ceremonies
Ann Coulter, Larry Kudlow, and Mark Levin
William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence
Honoree: Tony Snow
A Special Tribute
Thank you (foot)notes:
Full Disclosure: Your Business Blogger(R) is a freelance journalist for the Business & Media Institute, a division of MRC.
See last year’s Big Winner.
6:00 pm General Reception
7:00 pm Dinner & Awards Program
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DisHonors Awards Judges
MRC Board of Directors
Harold Clark Simmons, Chairman of the Board
L. Brent Bozell III, Founder and President
Michael L. Keiser
William A. Rusher
The Honorable Leon Weil
The Honorable Curtin Winsor, Jr.
Walter E. Williams
Thomas S. Winter
***Media Research Center CyberAlert Special***
6:30am EDT, Thursday April 10, 2008
Today, as we prepare for our Thursday night “DisHonors Awards:
Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters,” with the
“William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence” presented to Tony
Snow, plus some special surprises, no regular CyberAlert.
[Your next move} On Friday
morning, check the MRC’s home page for links to video of the event:
Or, overnight check the MRC’s Eyeblast video site:
Instead today, the newest edition of Notable Quotables, the MRC’s
bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous,
quotes in the liberal media. Last Wednesday, the MRC’s Rich Noyes
compiled and produced the issue which was posted Monday.
All of these quotes have appeared in previous CyberAlerts, but
this issue provides a compact presentation of the worst bias from a
Those marked with an asterisk * are posted with click-and-play
As always, for the latest evidence of liberal bias, check in with
our blog, NewsBusters.org: Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias:
Plus TimesWatch, the MRC’s daily look at the New York Times:
The archive of past editions of Notable Quotables:
The April 7, 2008 edition of Notable Quotables, Volume 21; No. 7:
* Obama Wins the Media
“…Obama really won over his base, he won over the American
media. They loved that speech.”
— The Politico’s Roger Simon on CBS’s Face the Nation on March 23,
talking about Obama’s speech on race.
Speech: “Daring” Act of “Honor”
“Welcome to World News. Tonight, … Obama delivers a major speech
confronting the race issue head on….It may turn out to be the
seminal speech of his presidential campaign….Obama challenged
Americans to confront the country’s racial divide. An extraordinary speech.”
— Charles Gibson opening ABC’s World News, March 18.
“He gave a great speech. I think it was a brave speech.”
— ABC’s Claire Shipman on This Week, March 23.
“As a speech, it was sophisticated, eloquent. Barack Obama is as fine
a writer as you’ll find in a politician. The question is….how
voters will respond, not only to the honesty that Barack Obama showed
yesterday, not only the sophistication he showed in the speech, but
also the honor that he showed. He did not renounce someone that he
was under a great pressure to renounce, even though he disagreed with
his comments. And I think a lot of voters, even if they’re
uncomfortable with Reverend Wright, will respect Barack Obama for
— ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, March 19.
* “It was daring. Instead of simply distancing himself today from his
former pastor’s offensive remarks, Senator Obama took the opportunity
and the risk of doing much more. Quietly, but clearly with great
passion, he walked the listener through a remarkable exploration of
race from both sides of the color divide, from both sides of himself.”
— CNN’s Campbell Brown, filling in as the anchor of Anderson Cooper
360, March 18.
“Defining Moment” for America
“It’s being called a defining cultural moment in America. Barack
Obama speaks about America’s racial stalemate, a moving moment….It
was without question a defining moment in American political history.
But for an African-American presidential candidate who’d played down
race in his campaign, this was a huge gamble politically.”
— Co-host Maggie Rodriguez, CBS’s Early Show, Mar. 19.
* Finally, a Tough Interview
NBC’s Ann Curry: “Coffee or tea?”
Senator Barack Obama: “Tea.”
Curry: “Beatles or Rolling Stones?”
Obama: “Rolling Stones.”
Curry: “Which President do you most want to be like?
Obama: “He never lost sight of the humanity of even those who
— Interview shown on NBC’s Today, April 1.
Feared He’d Let Barack Down
“When NBC News first assigned me to the Barack Obama campaign, I must
confess my knees quaked a bit….I wondered if I was up to the job. I
wondered if I could do the campaign justice.”
— NBC reporter Lee Cowan in an article for “The Peacock,” an NBC
advertising supplement included in the March 23-29 edition of the
American Profile magazine newspaper insert.
Distressed by Democrats’ Disarray
“Do you think it’s crossed the line? Has it gone too far, what’s
going on between the two campaigns where now it’s just tearing at the
Democratic Party in general?”
— ABC’s Chris Cuomo to Democratic strategist Donna Brazile on the
March 26 Good Morning America.
“Many Democrats have been worried that the protracted fight, between
Senators Clinton and Obama, might start alienating voters and hurt
the party’s chances against John McCain in the fall. Well, now there
is evidence that may, indeed, be the case.”
— ABC’s Charles Gibson on World News, March 26. ABC’s on-screen
graphic read: “Hurting the Party?”
“No matter who emerges as the nominee for this, is the eventual
nominee hurt by the extension of this contest?”
— ABC anchor Charles Gibson interviewing Senator Barack Obama on the
March 27 World News.
Harry Smith: “If you’re the presumptive candidate here, isn’t it
time that you say, with some severity, that we can’t go on like this?”
Senator Barack Obama: “Well, no.”
Smith: “At the cost of losing the general election?”
— Exchange shown on the CBS Evening News, March 27.
* No Men Need Apply
“I’m concerned about the good of the country. Our country is in
terrible shape. And I believe Hillary Clinton is best qualified to
move ahead and move us forward, than Barack Obama. He’s young. He has
time. He could be a Vice President. But in terms of the person that I
think is best qualified to lead this country right now, is a woman,
— Former ABC World News Tonight/Sunday anchor Carole Simpson on
CNN’s Larry King Live, March 28.
Land of the Poor and Destitute
Anchor Katie Couric: “The economic slowdown has left a lot of
Americans struggling to pay their bills. A congressional report
projects a record 28 million will receive food stamps in the coming year….”
Reporter Bill Whitaker: “Even with two jobs and food stamps, Shreel
Jackson is still stretching beans and her budget to feed her four
boys and granddaughter….With Congress fighting over funding,
millions like Jackson won’t find much more in the pot.”
— CBS Evening News, March 31.
No (D) for Scandalous Democrats
“We are covering America tonight, beginning in Detroit, where Mayor
Kwame Kilpatrick — that’s his police booking photo — was indicted
on perjury and other charges in the wake of a sex scandal there.”
— NBC’s Brian Williams on the March 24 Nightly News.
“In Detroit, a sex scandal led to criminal charges today against the
Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, a married father of three.”
— CBS’s Harry Smith, March 24 Evening News.
“Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was charged today with felonies that
could cost him his job and 15 years in prison.”
— ABC’s Charles Gibson on World News, March 24. None of the evening
newscasts labeled Kilpatrick a Democrat.
The (R) suffix on Your Business Blogger(R) denotes “registers trademark.” It does not mean Republican. (Although many say that it could…)
“Hater” Hannity vs. Great Barack
“Along with Rush, uses race-baiting to score ratings. Now that’s
— Newsweek’s “Conventional Wisdom” giving a down arrow to radio host
Sean Hannity, March 31.
“Will the greatest speech in recent history get him sidelined as a
— Assigning a sideways arrow to Senator Barack Obama, same issue.
* Ode to the Passionate Prophet
“Since he lost the election, Al Gore has become a certified
celebrity, a popular prophet of global warming … When Al Gore ran
for President in [the year] 2000, he was often ridiculed as inauthentic and
wooden. Today, he is passionate and animated, a man
transformed … What about the idea of the honest broker who goes to
the two candidates [Obama and Clinton] and helps push one or the
other of them off to the side….He’s not ruling it out, but he says
he already has a job — as he puts it, a PR agent for the planet.'”
— CBS’s Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes, March 30.
Harry Boasts He’s “Al Gore, Jr.”
Weatherman Dave Price: “I want to show you some video. A lot of
people saying global warming, or at least higher temperatures, being
blamed for this massive collapse of an ice shelf in Antarctica….In
the event that land-based glaciers begin to really melt, you could be
talking about a rise in water levels which could be catastrophic, so
this is really — look at this video.”
Co-host Harry Smith: “Right, right. And they also talk about —
because as this disappears, this reflects light, alright? That’s
another huge issue because that ice reflects the light. It turns to
water, which absorbs the light. That could be another exacerbating
factor in global warming.”
Price: “Right. And so we continue to watch that situation.”
Smith, pointing to himself: “Al Gore, Jr.”
Price: “You are.”
Co-host Maggie Rodriguez: “Yeah, you are.”
— CBS’s The Early Show, March 26.
* SUVs Will Lead to Cannibalism…
“Not doing it [fighting global warming] [or climate change as liberals now say] will be catastrophic. We’ll
be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years, and
basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have
died and the rest of us will be cannibals. Civilization will have
— CNN founder Ted Turner on PBS’s Charlie Rose, April 1.
..And Iraq Insurgents = “Patriots”
“Even with our $500 billion military budget, we can’t win in Iraq.
We’re being beaten by insurgents who don’t even have any tanks, they
don’t have a headquarters, they don’t have a Pentagon….I think that
they’re patriots, and that they don’t like us because we’ve invaded
their country and occupied it. I think if the Iraqis were in
Washington, D.C., we’d be doing the same thing: we’d be bombing them,
too. Nobody wants to be invaded.”
— Turner later on the same show.
PUBLISHER: L. Brent Bozell III
EDITORS: Brent H. Baker, Rich Noyes, Tim Graham
MEDIA ANALYSTS: Geoffrey Dickens, Brad Wilmouth, Scott Whitlock,
Matthew Balan and Kyle Drennen
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: Michelle Humphrey
INTERN: Lyndsi Thomas