The Best Notable Quotables of 2007
The 20th Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting
Quote of the Year
“As Violence Falls in Iraq, Cemetery Workers Feel the Pinch”
— Headline over an October 16 story by McClatchy
News Service reporters Jay Price and Qasim Zein.
Click here to view runners-up
Featured Videos by Award Category
Welcome to the Media Research Center’s annual
awards issue, a compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news
media quotes from 2007 (December 2006 through November 2007). To determine
this year’s winners, a panel of 53 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 five 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. Each judge was also asked to choose a “Quote of
the Year” denoting the most outrageous quote of 2007. The winner and top
runners-up appear on page eight.
A link to the list of this year's award judges, who were generous with their
time, appears below. The MRC’s Michelle Humphrey, Kristine Lawrence and Melissa Lopez
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 Eric Pairel posted the entire package on the
MRC’s Web site: www.mrc.org.
Thursday, April 10, 2008. At the Media
Research Center’s annual gala celebration that night in Washington, DC, the
MRC will announce the winners of the DisHonors Awards of 2008: Roasting the
Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters. Check www.mrc.org in early 2008
for additional information.
List of the Judges Who Selected the Winners
printable Adobe Acrobat PDF of the "Best of NQ" awards issue is
included here for your convenience.
Plus, for the all the text in one document, download the
MS Word or
of NQ Archive