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Welcome to the Media Research Center’s annual awards issue, a compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from 2005 (December 2004 through November 2005). To determine this year’s winners, a panel of 52 radio talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers and media observers each selected their choices for the first, second and third best quote from a slate of six to nine 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. Each judge was also asked to choose a "Quote of the Year" denoting the most outrageous quote of 2005. The winner and top runner-up appear on page eight.

A list of the judges, who were generous with their time, at the end of the issue. The MRC’s Michelle Humphrey and Karen Hanna distributed and counted the ballots, then produced the numerous audio and video clips that accompany the Web-posted version. Brent Baker and Rich Noyes assembled this issue and Michael Gibbons posted the entire package on the MRC’s Web site:

And please save this date: Thursday, March 30, 2006. At our annual gala celebration that night in Washington, DC, the MRC will announce the winners of its DisHonors Awards of 2006: Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters. Check in early 2006 for ticket information.

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Media Coverage
Most of the coverage for these awards took place on radio talk shows, but below are links to some of the print media coverage:
  • January 5 op-ed by Patrick McGuigan, "Media Research Center's 'Best,'" published in the Tulsa Today. (Text as posted by MRC.)
  • January 3 editorial, “From media liberals' mouths,” on the Free Press editorial page of the Chattanooga Times Free Press. (Text as posted by MRC.)
  • December 31 New York Post editorial: "Hoist By Their Own Petard." (Text as posted by MRC)
  • December 30 column by Mike Rosen in Denver's Rocky Mountain News: “Liberals Shine in Media.” (Text as posted by MRC)
  • On December 19, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell unveiled the winners of the Best Notable Quotables of 2005 on FNC's Fox & Friends.



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