posted on January 2, 2003
Times "Inside Politics"
item by Greg Pierce
The winner is
PBS television personality (and erstwhile LBJ aide) Bill Moyers has won first place in the Media Research Center's 15th annual awards for the Year's Worst Reporting.
Moyers' winning quote came from the Nov. 8 broadcast of his PBS show "Now," expressing his views on the 2002 midterm elections. The full quote is available and RealTime video is available at www.mrc.org, but here's an excerpt:
"The entire federal government — the Congress, the executive, the courts — is united behind a right-wing agenda for which George W. Bush believes he now has a mandate. That agenda includes the power of the state to force pregnant women to surrender control over their own lives. It includes using the taxing power to transfer wealth from working people to the rich.
"Above all, it means judges with a political agenda appointed for life. If you like the Supreme Court that put George W. Bush in the White House, you will swoon over what's coming. And if you like God in government, get ready for the Rapture.
"Republicans outraised Democrats by $184 million and they came up with the big prize: monopoly control of the American government and the power of the state to turn their radical ideology into the law of the land."
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