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MRC's DisHonor Awards
  Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters of 2003
Thursday, March 18, 2004
The Omni Shoreham Hotel

Second Award

The I’m Not a Geopolitical Genius But
I Play One on TV Award


Michael Moore

Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore: “What happened to the search for Osama bin Laden?”
Bob Costas: “Obviously they’re pursuing Osama bin Laden as we speak.”
Moore: “Really? You believe that?”
Costas: “Yes.”
Moore: “You do believe that?”
Costas: “Sure. And if they could find him, and perhaps they eventually will, they’d be gratified by that.”
Moore: “You don’t think they [the U.S. government] know where he is, huh?”
Bob Costas (astonished): “You think they know where Osama bin Laden is and it’s hands off?”
Moore: “Absolutely, absolutely.”
Costas: “Why?” 
Moore: “Because he’s funded by their friends in Saudi Arabia! He’s back living with his sponsors, his benefactors. Do you think that Osama bin Laden planned 9/11 from a cave in Afghanistan? I can’t get a cell signal from here to Queens! Alright, I mean, come on, let’s get real about this. The guy has been on dialysis for two years. He’s got failing kidneys. He wasn’t in a cave in Afghanistan-”
Costas: “You think he’s in Saudi Arabia?”
Moore: “Absolutely.”
Costas: “Not Afghanistan, not Pakistan?”
Moore: “Well, could be Pakistan but it’s, he’s under the protective watch of those who have said put stop to this because-”
Costas: “Including, at least by extension, the United States? He’s under the protective watch of the United States?”
Moore: “I think no, I think the United States, I think our government knows where he is and I don’t think we’re going to be capturing him or killing him any time soon.” 
-- Exchange on HBO’s On the Record with Bob Costas, May 9, 2003.
Actor Ed Harris “Can I say one last thing? I haven’t even been drinking, at all. But, you know, being a man, I’ve got to say that we’ve got this guy in the White House who thinks he is a man, you know, who projects himself as a man because he has a certain masculinity, and he’s a good old boy, and he used to drink, and he knows how to shoot a gun and how to drive a pickup truck, et cetera, like that. That’s not the definition of a man, God dammit!”
-- Actor Ed Harris speaking at a January 21, 2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America banquet shown on C-SPAN.


And the winner is:

Janeane Garofalo MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle: “Who do you regard as a bigger threat to world peace: George Bush, or Saddam Hussein?”
Comedienne/Activist Janeane Garofalo: “I say at this point, for different reasons, they are both very threatening to world peace and to deny that is to be incredibly naive. Right now, we are on the brink of global catastrophe....This is a manufactured war at this point. There has been a war on the people of Iraq since 1990.” 
-- Exchange on MSNBC’s Nachman, which Barnicle was guest-hosting, February 20, 2003.


Joe Scarborough presenting The I'm Not a Geopolitical Genius But I Play One on TV Award

Bill Donohue accepting the award
for Janeane Garofalo



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