The Twenty-Sixth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting
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- Best of NQ 2013 Home
- The Ku Klux Con Job Award for Smearing Conservatives with Phony Racism Charges
- Let Us Fluff Your Pillow Award for Obsequious Obama Interviews
- The Move Along, Nothing to See Here Award for Denying Obama’s Scandals
- MSNBC = Mean-Spirited, Nasty, Belligerent Chris Award
- The Gunning for the Second Amendment Award
- The Obamagasm Award
- Damn Those Conservatives Award
- The Tea Party Terrorists Award
- The Pantsuit Patrol Award for Boosting Hillary Clinton
- The Kamikaze Award for Disparaging Conservatives During the Shutdown
- Let Them Eat Dog Food Award for Freaking Out Over the Sequester’s Puny Cuts
- The Obama’s Orderlies Award for Championing ObamaCare
- The Twisted Tweets Award
- The Audacity of Dopes Award for the Wackiest Analysis of the Year
- The Barbra Streisand Political IQ Award for Celebrity Vapidity
- Quote of the Year
- 2013 NQ Judges
In addition to discussions on numerous radio talk shows where hosts cited quotes or interviewed MRC representatives, the Best of NQ Awards issue has been highlighted by these outlets:
- Denver Post, by Mike Rosen on December 19: “Liberal media lowlights of the year.”
- Washington Times’ “Inside the Beltway” column by Jennifer Harper on December 19: “The Year’s Most Questionable Quotes.”
- World magazine, by Marvin Olasky, online December 20 and in January 11 magazine: “The year in propaganda”
- Oklahoma City’s The City Sentinel, by Patrick McGuigan on December 20: “Notable Quotables -- The Best of the Worst in 2013”
- NewsmaxTV, December 18 Steve Malzberg Show interview with the MRC’s Rich Noyes.
- FoxNews.com, December 23 Bias Bash by Cal Thomas: “2013’s most outrageous media reports”
- FNC’s Hannity, January 2, 2014: “Media Mash” segment with MRC President Brent Bozell on top runner-up and winning “Quote of the Year” quotes.
- Center for Individual Freedom’s “Freedom Line Blog,” by Quin Hillyer on December 9: “What’s Left in the Media? (Almost Everything)”
- Creators syndicate column by MRC President Brent Bozell on December 17: “Safeguarding Obama Throughout 2013.”
- WashingtonExaminer.com, by Paul Bedard on December 18: “Media hate quote of the year: MSNBC’s Martin Bashir slam on Sarah Palin”
- Watchdog.org, by Patrick McGuigan on December 18: “Notable quotables: The best of the worst in 2013"
- Newsmax.com on December 18: “MSNBC's Bashir Wins ‘Worst Reporting’ Award for Palin Rant”
- WashingtonTimes.com’s “Water Cooler” blog by Jennifer Harper on December 18: “The most questionable quotes of the year: Yes, MSNBC wins.”
- (Interviews as of 12/29) Portland, Oregon-based Lars Larson on his national show, Jan Mickelson on WHO in Des Moines, Bob Dutko on WMUZ in Detroit, Mark Larson on KCBQ in San Diego and Tron Simpson on KCMN in Colorado Springs, Mike Rosen on KOA in Denver and Greg Garrison on WIBC in Indianapolis.
The Twisted Tweets Award
Cher (71 points)
“Go to dictionary,& look up The ‘C’Word,....next 2 the definition...you’ll see a Pic of Sarah PALIN ! NO...WAIT ...SHES UNDER DUMB C WORD”
— Singer/actress Cher in a November 15 posting to Twitter.
Piers Morgan (50 points)
“An idea @Dloesch @benfergusonshow > you guys stand at the end of a range and I’ll get 100 blind people to fire away at targets around you.”
— September 12 tweet from CNN’s Piers Morgan directed at conservative radio hosts Ben Ferguson and Dana Loesch.
Cynthia Tucker (45 points)
“I knew some whites would have difficulty w/ a browner America but didn’t know they’d wanna destroy the country over it”
— Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist and longtime editorial page editor Cynthia Tucker in an October 15 tweet.
Carol Costello (21 points)
“Hey kids! Rush Limbaugh wrote a book that’s just for you....Um. Oh. Seriously?
” “I’m a little sick now.”
” “I’m a little sick now.”
— Pair of tweets posted by CNN anchor Carol Costello, September 5, reacting to a Huffington Post story about Limbaugh’s new book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.