I'm officially done working for the year! Yay for me!
Since I am now filled with the Christmas spirit, I offer you the Media Research Center's Year's Worst Reporting Awards. Now, the MRC tries to hide it's bias behind a clever screen of impartiality, like these slick words of MRC President Brent Bozell “Year after year, the liberal media outdo themselves in providing conservatives the sheer joy of laughing at their own words. The year of the Obama Paparazzi was no different, as they salivated over their savior and did everything in their power to crush conservatives. And we wonder why Americans don’t trust the media.” Now, in the world of the MRC, Worst Reporting Awards don't go to a non-challenging White House Press Corp, or Fox News for constantly using Obama's middle name (or a lifetime disachievement award just for letting Red Eye exist..) No, they focus on the transgressors in the Liberal Media (and PJ O'Rourke, but he's always been a token Republican anyway.) Some selections:
The Obamagasm Award
"Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope." — Time’s Nancy Gibbs in the November 17 cover story.
Politics of Meaninglessness Award for the Silliest Analysis
"Not doing it [fighting global warming] 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." — CNN founder Ted Turner on PBS’s Charlie Rose, April 1.
In addition, the MRC offers some other great year end awards. I especially recommend the John Murtha Award for Painting America as Racist (I think the marketing guys need to work on their titles, though..)
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