On Thursday night, January 17,
2002, before an audience of more than 800 at the Ronald Reagan Building
and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., the Media Research
Center presented the "Dishonors Awards: Roasting the Most
Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters of 2001." Winners were picked
by a distinguished panel of 14 leading media observers who served as
judges — including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Robert Novak, Michael
Reagan and Ben Stein — all of whom selected first and second place
choices from five quotes in six award categories.
Cal Thomas served as Master of
Ceremonies. Serving as presenters of video clips of the three highest
vote-earning quotes in each category: John Fund, Kate O’Beirne and
At the Dishonor Awards, the MRC presented a video
tribute to network coverage on September 11th
In place of the journalist who
won each award, a conservative accepted it in jest. Those standing in
for the winners: Steve Forbes, Lucianne Goldberg, Robert Dornan, William
F. Buckley Jr. and Katherine Harris.
Below are the top runners-up in
each award category as picked by the judges, followed by the winner and
the name of the conservative who accepted the award in jest.
Coverage: Columns, editorials and news stories about the Dishonors
Awards. Check out pieces run in the Washington Times, Cleveland Plain
Dealer, Pittsburgh Tribune Review and elsewhere.
Videos of Award Nominees and Winners