Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Media Research Center announces the 2007 Worsties!

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... ... ...

Cue the damn drumroll! I said cue it!

Ah, forget it.

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

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