2008 MRC Awards
The Media Research Center offers a collection of 2008 lowlights from the moonbat media. MSNBC Obamunist Chris “Tweety” Matthews wins “Quote of the Year” for his on-air description of the sensation that overcomes him when he listens to Obama peddling the vacuous pabulum that covers his lunatic left agenda:
I felt this thrill going up my leg!
Other award-winning quotes:
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.
The Irrelevant Reverend Wright Award
“To see his [Jeremiah Wright’s] career completely destroyed by three 20-second soundbites, all of the work he has done, his entire legacy gone down the drain, has been absolutely devastating to me — to him, sorry…We are still a racist country.” —Washington Post writer Sally Quinn on PBS’s Charlie Rose, April 30.
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.
Madness of King George Award
“When somebody asks you, sir, about the cooked books and faked threats you foisted on a sincere and frightened nation; when somebody asks you, sir, about your gallant, noble, self-abnegating sacrifice of your golf game so as to soothe the families of the war dead; this advice, Mr. Bush: Shut the hell up! Good night and good luck.” — MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann in a “Special Comment” on Countdown, May 14.
Barbra Streisand Political IQ Award for Celebrity Vapidity
“If you have a few hundred followers, and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you ‘Pope.’ It’s like, if you can’t pay your mortgage, you’re a deadbeat. But if you can’t pay a million mortgages, you’re Bear Stearns and we bail you out. And that is who the Catholic Church is: the Bear Stearns of organized pedophilia.” — Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time, April 11.
If current trends continue, MRC will have an even bigger job sorting through the mountains of media moonbattery for their awards in 2009.