Welcome to the Media
Research Center’s annual awards issue, a compilation of the most
outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from 2000 (December 1999
through November 2000). To determine this year’s winners, a panel of 46
talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers and media
observers each selected their choices for the first, second and third best
quote from six to eight quotes in each category. First place selections were
awarded three points, second place choices two points, with one point for
the third place selections. Point totals are listed in the brackets at the
end of the attribution for each quote.
This year, to match the
news of the end of the year, we conducted an automatic recount, followed by
a hand count. But each time MRC elections officer Kristina Sewell got the
same results. However, she did not count dimpled ballots and avoided trying
to divine the intent of judges if any quotes were not clearly marked.
- Press Coverage: Columns and editorials about the awards issue quotes. Check out pieces run in
the New York Post, Denver Rocky Mountain News, The Oklahoman and elsewhere.
- List of judges.
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