Best of NQ 1991 Contents
  Gomer Pyle Award
  Peter Arnett Media First Award
  Bring Back the Iron Curtain Award
  Which Way Is It? Gulf War
  Media Hero Award

Willie Horton Award

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  Armand Hammer Memorial Award
  The Real Reagan Legacy Award
  Long Dong Silver Award
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  Which Way Is It?
  Award for the Silliest Analysis
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The Best Notable Quotables of 1991:

The Linda Ellerbee Awards
For Distinguished Reporting

Quote of the Year

First Place

"There is a `logic' too to Dahmer's crime. Raised in a culture that condoned racial prejudice and despised homosexuals, Dahmer appeared to believe he could preserve a place in mainstream society -- with all its furtive hopes of family, friends, and future -- by destroying the evidence of his homosexuality. He killed his 'lovers' -- mostly blacks -- dismembered them, and in some cases, may have devoured their remains. Crime is a logical, if messy, quick fix to the shortcomings of society. Is that the lesson then? That we get the criminals our societies deserve? Yes, of course."
-- Time Associate Editor Howard G. Chua-Eoan in the magazine's "Essay," August 19.

"How can you who protest abortion be so certain that we aren't swimming toward a fate worse than death? Is homicide in the womb, swift and merciful, not better than the slow death that lies ahead for some of us once our lives begin?...Better to die now, before we can feel real pain, than to enter a world where life is so painful it's criminal to be born."
-- USA Today "Inquiry" Editor Barbara Reynolds, August 16.

"It's a morbid observation, but if everyone on earth just stopped breathing for an hour, the greenhouse effect would no longer be a problem."
-- Newsweek Senior Writer Jerry Adler, December 31, 1990 issue.

"Tanks could crunch grass and other vegetation, knock down dunes and kick up sandstorms, said Ken Nagy, who teaches about deserts at the University of California at Los Angeles. `Plants and animals there are already living on the edge,' he said, 'and this insult could be enough to push them over the edge.'"
-- Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye on impact on war upon Iraq and Kuwait desert life, January 18.


1991 Award Judges:

L. Brent Bozell III, Chairman, the Media Research Center
Priscilla Buckley, Senior Editor of National Review
Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune columnist
John Corry, Boston University visiting professor,
     Broadcast and Film; former New York Times television critic
Sandy Crawford, Editor of TV, etc.
Mark Davis, talk show host, WRC Radio, Washington, D.C.
Midge Decter, Fellow, Religion and Public Life, New York
Jim Eason, talk show host, KGO Radio in San Francisco
Terry Eastland, Resident Scholar, Ethics and Public Policy Center;
     American Spectator "Presswatch" columnist
Don Feder, Boston Herald and syndicated columnist
Samuel Francis, Washington Times columnist
John Fund, Wall Street Journal editorial writer
Tim Graham, Editor of Notable Quotables
Les Jameson, talk show host, WLAC Radio in Nashville and
     Board Member, National Assn. of Talk Show Hosts
Cliff Kincaid, media analyst
William Kling, former Chicago Tribune and Washington Times political reporter
Rush Limbaugh, talk show host, Excellence in Broadcasting network
Marlin Maddoux, talk show host, USA Radio Network
Patrick McGuigan, Chief editorial writer, Daily Oklahoman
Mike McMurray, talk show host, WCKY Radio in Cincinnati
Michael Medved, co-host, Sneak Previews on PBS
William Murchison, Dallas Morning News columnist
Marvin Olasky, Associate Professor of Journalism, U. of Texas
Burton Yale Pines, Senior VP, the Heritage Foundation
Mike Pintek, talk show host, KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh
Wladyslaw Pleszcynski, Managing Editor of The American Spectator
Mike Rosen, talk show host, KOA Radio and Denver Post columnist
William Rusher, Claremont Institute Senior Fellow; & syndicated columnist
Marc Ryan, editorial writer, Waterbury [CT] Republican-American
Ted J. Smith III, Associate Professor of Mass Communications at
     Virginia Commonwealth University
Philip Terzian, Editorial page editor, The Providence Journal
Cal Thomas, columnist, Los Angeles Times syndicate
R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., Editor of The American Spectator
Dick Williams, Atlanta Journal columnist 
Thomas Winter, Editor of Human Events




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