Best of NQ 2011

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting

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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 Hannity. MRC President Brent Bozell discussed the award-winning quotes with guest host Mark Steyn on the Fox News Channel on Thursday, December 22. Video
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The Media Millionaires for Higher Taxes Award


Bob Schieffer (68 points)

“Why do these rich people need another tax cut? I mean, they’re already rich. They seem to be doing pretty well as it is now. Why cut their taxes some more?...If the country needs to borrow 40 cents of every dollar that it spends, how do you help that by reducing the amount of taxes that the richest people in the country pay? It would seem to me that’s where you get revenue.”
— Bob Schieffer to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on CBS’s Face the Nation, April 17. [MP3 Audio]


Christiane Amanpour (53 points)

Host Christiane Amanpour: “Some 75 percent of Americans agree with an increase in tax on millionaires as a way to pay for these jobs provisions. Do you not feel that by opposing it you’re basically out of step with the American people on this issue?...Are you concerned that these budget cuts are going to hurt the people who can least afford it?...There doesn’t seem to be the sense amongst people here that the sacrifice is being shared because they point to taxes and tax cuts and who it benefits and who it doesn’t.”

House Speaker John Boehner: “Come on! The top one percent pay 38 percent of the income taxes in America. How much more do you want them to pay?”

— ABC’s This Week, November 6. [MP3 Audio]

Brian Williams (39 points)

“Good evening. It’s a fair question to ask, and for a while now Americans have been wondering how lawmakers in Washington could possibly extend tax breaks for wealthy Americans while allowing benefits for jobless Americans to be cut off.”
— Brian Williams leading off the December 6, 2010 NBC Nightly News. [MP3 Audio]

Piers Morgan (30 points)

“Grover, you’re the eye of the tiger in all this. People take their lead from you on the Republican side and you’ve been intransigent: ‘There will be no tax increases.’ Most impartial observers outside of America say that is crazy, and you have got to change your attitude to this and allow some tax increases.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan to Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, July 25. [MP3 Audio]