Thomas, Larry Kudlow, Mark Levin and Ann Coulter
highlighted the MRC’s "2008 DisHonors Awards:
Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal
Reporters" presented on Thursday night, April
10, before an audience of more than 1,000 packed
into the Independence Ballroom of the Grand
Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C.
Following the presentation of the DisHonors
Awards videos in five categories (see links to
videos below), a look at some "funny clips" from
2007 and the audience picking the "Quote of the
Year," MRC President Brent Bozell honored
Snow with the MRC's second annual "William F.
Buckley Award for Media Excellence."
Snow praised the late Buckley’s selfless
efforts to identify and encourage
promising young conservatives and then
Snow regretted the current political
rancor as he urged the audience to
appreciate America’s greatness.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews
wins the "Quote Of The Year Award" as
voted on by the 2008 DisHonors Awards
audience, presenters and acceptors.
The evening ended on a more somber note, with a
video tribute to
Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy,
a SEAL who was posthumously awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor for selfless valor
in combat in Afghanistan in 2005. MRC Trustee
Boone Pickens came on stage afterward to present
Murphy’s father, Daniel, and brother, John, with
a $1 million check for the Congressional Medal
of Honor Foundation and then Daniel Murphy
thanked Pickens and expressed gratitude for the
29 years he had with his son.
DisHonors Awards winners were selected by a
distinguished panel of 15 leading media
observers, including Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin,
Laura Ingraham, Tony Blankley, Steve Forbes,
Robert Novak, Walter E. Williams and Thomas S.
Winter, who served as judges.
Thomas, a syndicated columnist and panelist on
FNC's Fox News Watch, served as Master of
Ceremonies. Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC's Kudlow
& Company, presented the first two awards,
followed by columnist/commentator Ann Coulter
who set up the funny clips and presented the
third award. Talk show host Mark Levin handled
the fourth and fifth awards.
In place of the journalist who won each award, a
conservative accepted it in jest. Those standing
in for the winners: Pollster Kellyanne Conway,
Ron Maxwell, director of Gods and Generals,
Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist,
Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana) and
Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado).
Cal Thomas introduces the 2008
MRC Dishonors Awards.
The evening began with welcoming remarks from
Cal Thomas, an invocation by Father John De
Celles and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Major