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MRC's DisHonor Awards
  Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters of 2004
Thursday, April 21, 2005
The JW Marriott Hotel

Second Award

Send Bush to Abu Ghraib Award


NBC's Tom Brokaw

“The President’s team knows that it can’t get back to the White House by taking only hard right turns, so it has, as three of its featured speakers, Republicans who have been successful by navigating the middle of the road as well as the right-hand side: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Rudy Giuliani, New York’s former Mayor, and Senator John McCain who often calls himself John Kerry’s best friend in the U.S. Senate. Streetwise New Yorkers may call that the political equivalent of a popular con game in this tough town — three-card monte. But then, that’s also a game in which the dealer almost always wins.”
— Tom Brokaw on the August 29 NBC Nightly News, the eve of the Republican convention.


New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller “To move to the 9/11 Commission, you yourself have acknowledged in the, that Osama bin Laden was not a central focus of the administration in the months before September 11th....Two-and-a-half years later, do you feel any sense of personal responsibility for September 11th?”
New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller to President Bush at an April 13 news conference.


And the winner is:

PBS's Bill Moyers Bill Moyers: “There have been 37,000 civilians killed in Iraq, or as many perhaps as 100,000. Why is abortion a higher moral issue with many American Christians than the invasion of Iraq and the loss of life there?” 
Sister Joan Chittister: “Could I ask you that question? Because that is the moral question that brings me closest to tears. I do not understand that, Bill. You see, I’m absolutely certain that some of the people that we’re killing over there are pregnant women. Now what do you do? Now what do you do? That’s military abortion.”
Moyers: “Somebody said to me — that’s what?”
Chittister: “That’s military abortion. Why is that morally acceptable?”
Moyers: “Somebody said to me the other day that Americans don’t behead, but we do drop smart bombs that do it for us.”
— November 12 exchange on PBS’s Now.


Sean Hannity presents the Send Bush to Abu Ghraib Award

T. Boone Pickens accepts the Send Bush to Abu Ghraib Award



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