Media Research Center

Search the MRC
  30-Day Archive
  CyberAlerts
  Media Reality Check
  Notable Quotables
  Press Releases
  Special Reports
  Media Bias Videos
  MRC on TV
  Entertainment
  News
  Take Action
  Media Bias Basics
  Profiles in Bias
  Gala and DisHonors
  Best of NQ Archive
  News Division
  Eyeblast.tv
  NewsBusters Blog
  Business & Media Institute
  CNSNews.com
  TimesWatch.org
  Culture and Media Institute
  About the MRC
  MRC in the News
  Support the MRC
  Planned Giving
  The Watchdog
  What Others Say
  Site Search
  Links
  Media Addresses
  Contact MRC
  MRC Bookstore
  Job Openings
  Internships




The Best Notable Quotables of 2007

The 20th Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting

Previous Page Page 16 of 18 Next Page
Return to 'The Best Notable Quotables of 2007' Main Page

Barbra Streisand Political IQ Award for Celebrity Vapidity Award
Winner

Get the Flash Player to see this player.



“I just want to say something: 655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?...If you were in Iraq, and the other country, the United States, the richest in the world, invaded your country and killed 655,000 of your citizens, what would you call us?”
— Co-host Rosie O’Donnell on ABC’s The View, May 17. [64 points]

  | 



Runners-up:

Get the Flash Player to see this player.


“Over the past six years we’ve had to add to the American picture: rendition, illegal wiretapping, voter suppression, no habeas corpus, the neglect of our great city New Orleans and the people, an attack on the Constitution and the loss of our best young men and women in a tragic war. And this is a song about things that shouldn’t happen here, happening here. And so right now we plan to do something about it — we plan to sing about it.”
— Bruce Springsteen introducing his song “Living in the Future” before a live concert on NBC’s Today, September 28. [60]

  | 


Get the Flash Player to see this player.


“Let’s face it: If the mothers ruled the world, there would be no Goddamned wars in the first place.”
— Actress Sally Field at the Emmy awards, September 16. [43]

  | 


Get the Flash Player to see this player.


“I don’t know what it’s going to take for people to really wake up and understand that they [the Bush administration] are liars and they are murderers. I’m sorry....After the Katrina incident, after the incompetence that took place there, after the incompetence and the lying about this war. [Applause] I don’t understand it.”
— ABC’s Joy Behar on The View, February 28. [40]

  | 



“I don’t believe that any gun should be in the hand of a thinking, feeling, breathing human being. Americans are by nature filled with rage-slash-fear. And guns are a huge part of our culture. I know I’m crazy because I’m only supposed to say that in Europe. But violence corrupts absolutely.”
— Actress Jodie Foster in an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote her new movie, The Brave One, September 7 issue. [32]


Get the Flash Player to see this player.


Reporter Dawn Fratangelo: “How has this administration affected your songwriting?”
Singer Mary Chapin Carpenter: “It’s made me more angry. I feel despair when I turn on the news or I read the newspaper. I feel despair that we’re, we’re never going to be able to regain the respect of the countries of this world. That we’re, we’re putting our children in danger of not having a future.”
— NBC’s Today, March 6. [20]

  | 

Previous Page Page 16 of 18 Next Page
Return to 'The Best Notable Quotables of 2007' Main Page