MSNBC host takes cake for 'breathtaking' blunder

Thursday, January 10, 2013
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A conservative media watchdog has issued its annual awards for the liberal, biased reporting of 2012.


Rich Noyes, director of research at the Media Research Center (MRC), says many of "The Best Notable Quotables for 2012" went to the media's incessant bias attacks of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during the presidential campaign.

He lists "things like the 'Throwing Granny off a Cliff Award for Portraying Romney and Ryan as Heartless,' 'The Sandra Fluke Award' for the phony 'war on women,' 'The Ku Klux Con Job Award for Smearing Conservatives with Phony Racism Charges,' [and] 'The Politics of Personal Destruction Award for Ripping Romney.' That was the tone you really had in a lot of 2012," Noyes asserts.

The "Quote of the Year" citation went to MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and what she called her "footnote for the Fourth of July." The MRC research director, however, describes it as nothing more than a left-wing, "anti-American" tirade.

"Talking about imperialism … genocide … slavery, [and] stolen land is just so purely left-wing and anti-American at its core," he submits. "It was just a breathtaking quote for a lot of our judges, and it ended up being our quote of the year."

British CNN commentator Piers Morgan won two Notable Quotable awards, including the "Audacity of Dopes Award" for his interview with Iranian strongman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called for the destruction of Israel.

"His tough question was -- quote -- 'How many times in your life have you properly been in love,'" Noyes relays. "And the dictator said, 'I'm in love with all humanity. I love all human beings.' Piers Morgan laughs, 'That might be the best answer I've ever heard to that question.'"

Morgan also received "The Media Hero Award" for his interview with former President Bill Clinton.

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