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"
"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.