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In addition to discussions on numerous talk radio shows where hosts cited quotes or interviewed MRC representatives, the Best of NQ Awards issue has been highlighted by these outlets:


  • FNC's Fox & Friends, December 28: MRC President Brent Bozell discusses worst media quotes of 2009, part 1. Watch video on the NewsBusters blog or via
  • FNC's Fox & Friends, December 30: MRC President Brent Bozell discusses worst media quotes of 2009, part 2. Watch video on the NewsBusters blog or via
  • Breitbart TV's B-Cast with Scott Baker and Liz Stephans, “Bozell Unveils Worst Media Bias Quotes of 2009,” December 21. Watch video on the NewsBusters blog or via Breitbart TV.
  • Fox Newswatch Highlights Couric & Klein in MRC's Awards for Worst Reporting,” December 26. Watch video on NewsBusters blog or via
  • interview, "Bozell Raps Couric, Others for Worst Reporting," December 31. Watch video or read article.
  • Notable Quotables Show, end of year edition featuring the MRC staff ridiculing journalists highlighted in the “Best Notable Quotables of 2009.” Watch video on the NewsBusters blog or via


The Crush Rush Award for Loathing Limbaugh


Janeane Garofalo (59 points)

“The type of female that does like Rush is the same type of woman that falls in love with prisoners. You know what I mean? They like Richard Ramirez or — Squeaky Fromme is a good example. I think Charles Manson’s — Eva Braun, Hitler’s girlfriend. That is exactly the type of woman that responds really well to Rush. And there will be some Eva Brauns, Squeaky Frommes out there that will respond really well to this cattle call right now.”
— Actress/activist Janeane Garofalo on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, February 26. [MP3 Audio (0:33)]


Rick Sanchez (38 points)

“Limbaugh’s perceived racist diatribes are too many to name but here’s a sampling: He once declared that [words on screen] ‘Slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark,’ said Limbaugh.”
— CNN’s Rick Sanchez promoting a made-up quote on the 3pm ET hour of Newsroom, October 12. [MP3 Audio (0:24)]

Chris Matthews (36 points)

“Rush Limbaugh is beginning to look more and more like Mr. Big, and at some point somebody’s going to jam a CO2 pellet into his head and he’s going to explode like a giant blimp. That day may come. Not yet, but we’ll be there to watch.”
— Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Morning Meeting, October 13. [MP3 Audio (0:27)]

Bryan Burwell

Bryan Burwell (27 points)

“Let’s go along for the full ride and believe that it [the slavery quote] was all a horrible ‘fabrication.’ So what are we left with? Well, essentially, I think we just threw a deck chair off the Titanic. There is still a huge pile of polarizing, bigoted debris stacked up on the deck of the good ship Limbaugh that he can’t deny or even remotely distance himself from.”
— Bryan Burwell, who launched the phony “slavery” quote into coverage of Limbaugh, October 14 St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Toure (24 points)

“Several NFL players have already said they would not play for Rush because they know he would love to say he owns a plantation full of black men.”
— MSNBC contributor Toure on Morning Meeting, October 14. [MP3 Audio (0:14)]

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