The Media Research Center has announced the winners of its 20th Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting. And the winner is... drumroll, please... ... ...
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Budget cuts here at blog central... sorry about that.
The Media Research Center today awarded McClatchy News Service the dis-honor of the worst Notable Quotable of 2007, for a headline trying its best to contort good Iraq news into bad: “As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch” (October 16, 2007).
First Runner-Up goes to MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann in October’s Playboy magazine: “Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda - worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.”
As an aside, can you believe Olbermann has a part-time job as a sportscaster? His demented MSNBC soliloquies -- which typically average eleven viewers -- have cemented his spot in the Pantheon of Moonbats®.
Funniest award winner?
“You know, I wanted to sit on a jury once and I was taken off the jury. And the judge said to me, ‘Can, you know, can you tell the truth and be fair?’ And I said, ‘That’s what journalists do.’ And everybody in the courtroom laughed. It was the most hurtful moment I think I’ve ever had.”
— Co-host Diane Sawyer... on ABC’s Good Morning America July 12, following a report on how some people try to avoid serving on a jury.
Hat tip: Jammie Wearing Fool