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top MRC's DisHonor Awards
Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters of 2005
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Grand Hyatt Washington


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Award 1 Award 2 Award 3 Award 4 Award 5 Quote of the Year Tribute to the Military


Slam Uncle Sam Award
"I just want to say: Who are we? We are people who have always been for inspections of prisons, for some degree of human rights, and now we’re defending neither....We have now violated everything that we stand for. It is the first time in my life I have been ashamed of my country."
— NPR’s Nina Totenberg, commenting on a front-page Washington Post report that captured terrorists are being held at undisclosed sites, Inside Washington, November 4.


Andrea Mitchell: "It is an iconic picture: American hostages, hands bound and blindfolded, being paraded outside the U.S. embassy in Tehran by their captors. But has one of those student radicals now become Iran’s newly elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?..."
Brian Williams: "Andrea, what would it all matter if proven true? Someone brought up today the first several U.S. Presidents were certainly revolutionaries and might have been called terrorists at the time by the British Crown, after all."
NBC Nightly News, June 30.


And the winner is...
Actress Jane Fonda: "From an historical point of view, they [the Vietnamese] were defending their country. If we had been invaded and an invading force came into this country and divided us in half at the Mississippi River and accused anyone from the west of the Mississippi River who crossed over to east side, either to fight against the invaders or to see their family, the enemy, you know, we would understand why people were fighting and why people from both sides of the Mississippi would be trying to get rid of the invaders, you know. But horrible things happened, horrible things happened in the process of us, of them fighting us because we were there and we shouldn’t have been there [Vietnam]. So, you know, from that point of view, no, they weren’t good guys. They did bad things, just like we did. But we should never have been there."
Host Chris Matthews: "But there were a lot of people, Jane, who are very, a lot of people who are very gung-ho American, very patriotic, thought that war was a mistake at the time and later. But they can’t imagine slipping out of their American skin, their American soul and becoming so objective, as you just were a minute ago, to put yourself above both us and the Vietnamese and saying, ‘I find the Vietnamese were objectively the good guys.’ How do you step out of being an American to make such an objective judgment?"
— Exchange on MSNBC’s Hardball on April 15. Fonda was promoting her new book, My Life So Far.



Video from MRC's 2006 gala


The nominees for the Slam Uncle Sam Award were introduced by CNBC host Larry Kudlow


Major General Jack Singlaub accepted the award on behalf of Chris Matthews





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