Best of NQ 1991 Contents
  Gomer Pyle Award
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  Which Way Is It? Gulf War
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Willie Horton Award

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The Best Notable Quotables of 1991:

The Linda Ellerbee Awards
For Distinguished Reporting


     Welcome to the third annual Linda Ellerbee Awards for Distinguished Reporting, a compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from 1991. The awards are named after the ABC and NBC veteran who earned the distinction for a Cable News Network commentary which won the 1989 "Award for the Silliest Analysis." Ellerbee had wondered about the sanity of Vietnamese boat people:

"Why would any Vietnamese come to America after what America did for Vietnam? Don't they remember My Lai, napalm, Sylvester Stallone? Clearly they have no more sense over there, than say, Mexicans who keep trying to get into this country even though this country stole large parts of their country from them in the first place."

     To determine this year's winners, a panel of 36 members of the media and media observers evaluated over 125 quotes. A list of the 1991 judges appears on page 8. [This issue covers quotes from December 1990 through November 1991.] First under each award heading is the winner, followed in order by the top runners-up.


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