“Every year a conservative watchdog organization, the Media Research Center, names the worst reporters of the year,” Fox NewsWatch host Jon Scott announced, ending Saturday afternoon’s show with clips from the MRC’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2012: The Twenty-Fifth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting .”
He explained “votes were cast by some of the best and brightest in the business, including a few NewsWatch panelists.” Indeed, Cal Thomas and Jim Pinkerton were judges .
Scott listed the nominees for “The Obamagasm Award ” and “The Audacity of Dopes Award for the Wackiest Analysis of the Year ,” playing clips of the winning quotes from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and CNN’s Piers Morgan.
“You can see all of the awards at MRC.org,” he advised afterward, chuckling as he alluded to over the top outbursts by journalists featured in the MRC’s awards: “There are some special ones. Trust me.”
FNC’s December 17 Hannity devoted its “Media Mash” segment  to the MRC awards, playing several clips with MRC President Brent Bozell as a guest to offer comment.
In addition to discussions on numerous radio talk shows where hosts cited quotes or interviewed MRC representatives, the Best of NQ Awards issue has also been highlighted by these outlets:
> Washington Examiner, “Washington Secrets” by Paul Bedard on December 18: “Mainstream scream of year: MSNBC Harris-Perry host slaps July 4th .”
> Washington Times, “Inside the Beltway” by Jennifer Harper on December 18: “Eternal Gas Bag .”
> Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, column by L. Brent Bozell III on December 23: “Media’s most notorious quotes for 2012 .”
> Denver Post, column by Mike Rosen on December 27: “Another year of liberal media bias .”
> Waterbury (CT) Republican-American, January 1, 2013 editorial: “Chronicles of Bias XXV .”
> World magazine, by Marvin Olasky on December 1: “Getting it wrong .”
> The American Spectator, by Quin Hillyer December 4 on Spectator.org: “Poisoned Pens, Poisoned Lenses: The Establishment media’s sickness unto death .”
> Watchdog.org, by Patrick B. McGuigan on December 17: “Notable Quotables analysis documents legacy media bias .”
-- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here  to follow Brent Baker on Twitter.