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MRC's DisHonor Awards
  Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters of 2004
Thursday, April 21, 2005
The JW Marriott Hotel

Fourth Award

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



Cynthia McFadden: “There’s the last image of the video where President Bush, or a President Bush look-alike, kisses Saddam Hussein-”
Madonna: “On the cheek.”
McFadden: “On the cheek. What are we supposed to think about that?”
Madonna: “Although, you know, they [President Bush and Saddam Hussein] are very different people serving very different purposes. I think they both have very equally narrow views about how to solve problems and it is all about power, the struggle for oil and the struggle for world domination, and at the end of the day, are they that different? You know what I mean? I don’t want to equate George Bush with Saddam Hussein. But I believe that George Bush and Saddam Hussein are both behaving in an irresponsible manner, so in that respect, they’re alike.” 
— Pop singer Madonna in an interview shown on ABC’s 20/20, June 18.


Actress Camryn Manheim “We must make it clear that a hundred million women in this country will not have their rights rolled back by political extremists! The far right have already squandered your Social Security! They better put our uteruses in a lockbox and keep their hands off them!”
— Actress Camryn Manheim, who played “Ellenor Frutt” on ABC’s The Practice, screaming at the April 25 pro-abortion “March for Women’s Lives” rally on the Mall in Washington, D.C. and shown live on C-SPAN.


And the winner is:

Janeane Garofalo Joe Scarborough: “Since George Bush got into public life, he’s been underestimated by his opponents....
Is that a part of an act that this guy does to lull Democrats into underestimating him, or do Democrats just put up really, really bad candidates against this guy every four years?” 
Comic/liberal radio host Janeane Garofalo: “Well, I don’t recognize that as a valid question. First of all, George W. Bush is a bad candidate. George W. Bush is unelectable, in my opinion. And secondly-“
Scarborough: “Well, why does he keep winning?” 
Garofalo: “I don’t know, voter fraud? A failed mainstream media that fails to inform the electorate about what their government is doing? Ignorance? Apathy? I don’t know.”
— MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, January 20, 2005, the night of Bush’s second inauguration.


Neal Boortz presents the I'm Not a Political Genius But I Play One on TV Award

Midge Decter accepts the I'm Not a Political Genius But I Play One on TV Award



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