Notable Quotables

Time to Surrender: “The War Over ObamaCare Is Over” CBS’s Bob Schieffer: “They’re going to pass this [measure to defund ObamaCare] in the House, I would assume, and it’s going to go nowhere in the Senate. When the Wall Street Journal compares them to, you know, those Japanese suicide pilots in World War II, I wonder if it isn’t — I think that’s apt. But even more apt, you remember — way on into the 1950s when they go into the jungles of the Philippines and they find these Japanese soldiers that thought World War II was still going on?”... continue reading
Let’s Blame Bush’s “Lies” for Obama’s Syria Fiasco Host Al Hunt: “Does the ghost of George W. Bush’s Iraq War resolution hang over this Syria debate?” Bloomberg columnist Margaret Carlson : “It surely does. You would hope that Bush’s lies would keep him awake at 3:00 in the morning, but what they really do is haunt the country....Part of the resistance to doing anything in Syria, punishing this awful behavior, is what happened in Iraq when we were lied to about mushroom clouds and aluminum tubes and mobile weapons labs that didn’t exist. Here we have concrete evidence, and people... continue reading
Obama’s Presidency “Marred by Racist Backlash” “President Barack Obama will lead the civil rights pioneers of today and two of his presidential predecessors Wednesday in a celebrative but solemn commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech of yesteryear....When Obama took office in January 2009, he had broken through barriers that many before him could only approach. But his presidency has been marred by racist backlash and his administration has found itself still taking on battles thought won, such as ensuring equal access to the voting booth.” — Associated Press correspondent Suzanne Gamboa in an August 28... continue reading
THE BEST NOTABLE QUOTABLES OF 1998 December 28, 1998 The Eleventh Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting Welcome to the Media Research Center’s annual awards issue, a compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from 1998. To determine this year’s winners, a panel of 50 talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers and media observers each selected their choices for the first, second and third best quote from six to eight quotes in each category. First place selections were awarded three points, second place choices two points, with one point for the third place selections... continue reading
THE BEST NOTABLE QUOTABLES OF 1997 The Tenth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting Welcome to the Media Research Center's annual awards issue, a compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from 1997. To determine this year's winners, a panel of 58 talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers and media observers each selected their choices for the first, second and third best quote from six to eight quotes in each category. First place selections were awarded three points, second place choices two points, with one point for the third place selections. Point totals are... continue reading
Rejecting Liberal Moderators = “Suppressing a Free Media” “Reince Priebus is on the warpath again. The RNC chairman who has made bones trying to suppress African Americans’ votes, now has a plan to suppress a free media. Having waged war on the 15th Amendment, the one that gave African Americans the right to vote, he’s now battening down the hatches on a free press....If NBC dares to run a planned mini-series on Hillary, Reince Priebus has decreed it will have no role in Republican debates. Same for CNN: If it does a documentary on Hillary, it’s dead as far as... continue reading
BEST NOTABLE QUOTABLES OF 1996 The Ninth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting Welcome to the Media Research Center's annual awards issue, a compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from 1996. To determine this year's winners, a panel of 58 talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers and media observers each selected their choices for the first, second and third best quote from six to ten quotes in each category. First place selections were awarded three points, second place choices two points, with one point for the third place selections. Point totals are listed... continue reading
THE BEST NOTABLE QUOTABLES OF 1995 The Eighth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting The Contract’s Not Done Until Every Child Is Dead Award “When you look at the reality of cutting people off, of saying you can’t have more benefits if you have children while you are on welfare, you’re talking about putting children on the street who are hungry and naked, and that’s a sin.” – Washington Post writer Juan Williams on CNN’s Capital Gang , March 25. Runners-up: “Public antagonism toward government has been one of the principal themes of American political discourse for nearly two... continue reading
THE BEST NOTABLE QUOTABLES OF 1994 The Seventh Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting Sore Losers Award (for Midterm Election Reporting) “Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. It’s clear that the anger controls the child and not the other way around. It’s the job of the parent to teach the child to control the anger and channel it in a positive way. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last... continue reading
THE BEST NOTABLE QUOTABLES OF 1993 The Sixth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting The I Am Woman Award (for Hillary Rodham Hero Worshipping) "As the icon of American womanhood, she is the medium through which the remaining anxieties over feminism are being played out....Perhaps in addition to the other items on her agenda, Hillary Rodham Clinton will define for women that magical spot where the important work of the world and love and children and an inner life all come together. Like Ginger Rogers, she will do everything her partner does, only backward and in high heels, and... continue reading