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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


Aaron Brown Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis
"Do I need to be concerned that Iím going to go live with a church family, are they going to proselytize me, are they going to say, ĎYou better come to church with me or else, Iím, you know, youíre not going to get your breakfast this morningí?"
ó Co-host Harry Smith asking author/pastor Rick Warren about church families taking in those displaced by Hurricane Katrina, on CBSís Early Show, September 6.


Reporter Brian Ross: "Mary Mapes was the woman behind the scenes, the producer who researched, wrote and put together Dan Ratherís 60 Minutes report on President Bushís National Guard service, a report which Rather and CBS would later apologize for airing...."
Ross to Mapes: "Do you still think that story was true?"
Ex-CBS producer Mary Mapes: "The story? Absolutely."
Ross: "This seems remarkable to me that you would sit here now and say you still find that story to be up to your standards."
Mapes: "Iím perfectly willing to believe those documents are forgeries if thereís proof that I havenít seen."
Ross: "But isnít it the other way around? Donít you have to prove theyíre authentic?"
Mapes: "Well, I think thatís what critics of the story would say. I know more now than I did then and I think, I think they have not been proved to be false, yet."
Ross: "Have they proved to be authentic though? Isnít that really what journalists do?"
Mapes: "No, I donít think thatís the standard."
ó ABCís Good Morning America, November 9.


And the winner is...
Ted Turner: "I am absolutely convinced that the North Koreans are absolutely sincere. Thereís really no reason for them to cheat [on nukes]....I looked them right in the eyes. And they looked like they meant the truth. I mean, you know, just because somebodyís done something wrong in the past doesnít mean they canít do right in the future or the present. That happens all the, all the time."
Wolf Blitzer: "But this is one of the most despotic regimes and Kim Jong-Il is one of the worst men on Earth. Isnít that a fair assessment?"
Turner: "Well, I didnít get to meet him, but he didnít look ó in the pictures that Iíve seen of him on CNN, he didnít look too much different than most other people Iíve met."
Blitzer: "But, look at the way, look at the way heís, look at the way heís treating his own people."
Turner: "Well, hey, listen. I saw a lot of people over there. They were thin and they were riding bicycles instead of driving in cars, butĖ"
Blitzer: "A lot of those people are starving."
Turner: "I didnít see any, I didnít see any brutality...."
ó Exchange on CNNís The Situation Room, September 19.



Video from MRC's 2006 gala


The nominees for the Aaron Brown Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis were introduced by Washington Times editor Tony Blankley


Ken Cribb accepted the award on behalf of Ted Turner





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