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MRC's DisHonor Awards
  Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters of 2002
Thursday, March 27, 2003
The Omni Shoreham Hotel

Fourth Award

Ashamed of the Red, White, and Blue Award


Helen Thomas

See video of Laura Ingraham introducing Helen Thomas' quote

“I think the chipping away of our civil liberties is unprecedented. Even in World War II, I never saw anything like that in Washington or any of the wars. I think that people are standing mute, and I remember the rabbi in the March on Washington program. He said that the greatest sin of all in the Nazi era was silence. He had been in a concentration camp for many years. People have got to, they must speak up now or forever hold their peace.”
— Hearst columnist and former UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas on MSNBC’s Donahue, July 22.


Phil Donahue

See video of Laura Ingraham introducing the exchange between Phil Donahue & Tom Brokaw

Phil Donahue: “Let me tell you what is impressive. You’re not wearing a flag. Well, I don’t want to damn you with my praise, but I say hip-hip-hooray for that, and I think you gave the right answer when you spoke at Northwestern University. Remember what you said? Did somebody ask you, say ‘why didn’t you wear a flag?’”
Tom Brokaw: “Right. I said, you know, I wear a flag in my heart, but I think if you wear a flag, it’s a suggestion somehow that you’re endorsing what the administration is doing at the time. And I don’t think journalists ought to be wearing flags.”
Donahue: “And I say hear, hear.”
— Phil Donahue and Tom Brokaw on on MSNBC’s Donahue, July 25.


And the winner is:

Bill Maher

See video of Laura Ingraham introducing the exchange between Bill Maher & Larry King

Bill Maher: “Not for the rest of the world. We take pride in being big charity givers. We’re in fact dead last among the industrialized nations. We give an infinitesimal amount of our money to people around the world. I think what people around the world would say is it would take so little for this rich country to help and alleviate so much misery and even that is too much for them. We’re oblivious to suffering.”
Larry King: “And so we are hated because of this?”
Maher: “Yes I think so. I mean, I think, Iraqis, I think, feel that if we drove smaller cars, maybe we wouldn’t have to kill them for their oil.”
— Bill Maher on CNN’s Larry King Live, November 1.


Laura Ingraham
Laura Ingraham announcing the winner

Mona Charen
Mona Charen accepting award for Bill Maher



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