Best of NQ 1993 Contents
  The I Am Woman Award
  Courage to Change Award
  The Gordon Gekko Greed is Good Award
  Damn Those Conservatives Award
  Good Morning Morons Award
  I Still Hate Ronald Reagan Award
  What's the Frequency Award
  The White Men Can Go Jump Award
  The Henry Luce Would Roll Over In His Grave Award
  Media Hero Award
  The "Enhanced Contribution" and "Investment" Award
  The Bernie Sanders Socialist Disneyland Award
  Award for the Silliest Analysis
  Dr. Kevorkian Award for Health Reporting
  Which Way Is It?
  Post-Balloting Entry for Dumbest Question of the Year
  Dumbest Quote of the Year
  1993 Award Judges

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The Best Notable Quotables of 1993:

The Sixth Annual Awards for the
Year’s Worst Reporting

Post-Balloting Entry for
Dumbest Question of the Year

First Place

Reporter Nina Totenberg: "Have you ever cried over these cases?"
Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun: "Have I ever what?"
Totenberg: "Have you ever cried over them?"
Blackmun: "No."
-- Exchange about capital punishment cases on ABC's Nightline, November 18.


Dumbest Quote of the Year

First Place

"Corporations pay public relations firms millions of dollars to contrive the kind of grass-roots response that Falwell or Pat Robertson can galvanize in a televised sermon. Their followers are largely poor, uneducated, and easy to command."
-- Washington Post reporter Michael Weisskopf, February 1 news story.

"Clinton is giving the best evidence yet of his approach to leadership. It's about understanding, not threats; accommodation, not confrontation; about getting people (or at least Democrats) to sing the same song. The style is reminiscent of another patient, nonjudgmental figure given to hugging in public: Barney the Dinosaur."
-- Newsweek reporters Howard Fineman and Eleanor Clift, August 9.

"If either of the two [Madonna or Michael Jackson] is the logical heir to Marilyn Monroe, it is clearly Michael Jackson, who is the more bruised and authentically vulnerable of the two....Not only is he black and white, male and female, but also young and old, hip and square, the crotch-grabbing self-appointed guardian of the world's children."
-- MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour essayist Anne Taylor Fleming, April 7.

"Roger [Clinton]'s life is in some ways the story of any younger sibling clobbered by the spectacular success of the one who came before. The presidential brother syndrome. If your brother is Christ, you have a choice: become a disciple, or become an anti-christ, or find yourself caught somewhere between the two."
-- Washington Post reporter Laura Blumenfeld, January 24 "Style" section story.


1993 Award Judges

Ray Archer, Arizona Republic editorial writer
Brent Baker, Editor of MediaWatch & Notable Quotables
Mark Belling, talk show host, WISN Radio, Milwaukee
Tom Bethell, Washington Editor of The American Spectator
L. Brent Bozell III, Chairman, the Media Research Center
David Brudnoy, talk show host, WBZ Radio and commentator for WBZ-TV in Boston
Priscilla Buckley, Senior Editor of National Review
John Corry, former New York Times television critic; American Spectator “Presswatch” columnist
Sandy Crawford, Editor of TV, etc.
Mark Davis, talk show host, WWRC Radio, Washington, DC
Midge Decter, author
Jim Eason, talk show host, KGO in San Francisco
Don Feder, Boston Herald writer and syndicated columnist
Tim Graham, Editor of Notable Quotables
Charlton Heston, actor
Les Jameson, talk show host, WLAC in Nashville
Cliff Kincaid, columnist and commentator
John Leonard, talk show host, WWCN Radio, N. Ft. Myers
Marlin Maddoux, talk show host, USA Radio Network
Bob Madigan, talk show host, WWRC Radio, Washington, DC
Patrick McGuigan, Chief editorial writer, Daily Oklahoman
William Murchison, Dallas Morning News & syndicated columnist
Kate O’Beirne, Heritage Foundation Vice President for government relations & panelist, PBS’ To the Contrary
Marvin Olasky, Associate Professor of Journalism, U. of Texas
Joseph Perkins, San Diego Union-Tribune and syndicated columnist
Burton Yale Pines, Senior Fellow, MRC’s Free Enterprise & the Media Institute; VP of National Empowerment Television
Mike Pintek, talk show host, KDKA in Pittsburgh
Wladyslaw Pleszczynski, Managing Editor of The American Spectator
Mike Rosen, talk show host, KOA Denver Post columnist
William Rusher, Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute and syndicated columnist
Marc Ryan, editorial writer, Waterbury [CT] Republican-American
Ted J. Smith III, Associate professor of Mass Communication at Virginia Commonwealth U.
Philip Terzian, Associate Editor & columnist, Providence Journal
Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist
R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., Editor-in-Chief of The American Spectator
Dick Williams, Atlanta Journal columnist
Walter Williams, Economic professor, George Mason U. and syndicated columnist
Brian Wilson, talk show host, WWRC Radio, Washington D.C.
Thomas Winter, Editor of Human Events



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