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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Grand Hyatt Washington

Dan Rather Memorial Award
for the Stupidest Analysis
Award 2
Runners-Up
"Finally tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t like ‘em and won’t watch ‘em. In fact, I figure when Thomas Paine said, ‘These are the times that try men’s souls,’ he must have been talking about the start of another Winter Olympics. Because they’re so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try, too. Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks, who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention."
— Bryant Gumbel’s on HBO’s Real Sports, February 7.
 

"A past President, bullied and sandbagged by a monkey posing as a newscaster, finally lashed back....The nation’s marketplace of ideas is being poisoned by a propaganda company so blatant that Tokyo Rose would’ve quit....As with all the other nefariousness and slime of this, our worst presidency since James Buchanan, he [President Bush] is having it done for him, by proxy. Thus, the sandbag effort by Fox News Friday afternoon."
— Keith Olbermann referring to ex-President Bill Clinton’s interview with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, MSNBC’s Countdown, September 25.
 


And the winner is...
 
Katie Couric: "A passionate student of history, Condi Rice believes turmoil often precedes periods of peace and stability. And she rejects the notion that the U.S. is a bully, imposing its values on the world."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: "What’s wrong with assistance so that people can have their full and complete right to the very liberties and freedoms that we enjoy?"
Couric to Rice: "To quote my daughter, ‘Who made us the boss of them?’"
— CBS’s 60 Minutes, September 24.
 


 

Video from MRC's 2007 gala




The nominees for the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis were introduced by Neal Boortz



G. Gordon Liddy accepted the award on behalf of Katie Couric
     
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