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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

Fifth Award

John Kerry Suck-Up Award


CBS's Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts: "For Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, tonight’s acceptance of the Democratic nomination is more than merely a day, it’s his destiny. Best understood from the beginning. Back not simply to when John Forbes Kerry was born in 1943 to a Catholic couple from the privileged class, but to that time when America embraced Camelot. Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant has covered Kerry’s career from the start.”
Tom Oliphant, Boston Globe: “I’m absolutely convinced that this all started out of a very sincere belief in President Kennedy’s words.”
John F. Kennedy (1961 Inaugural Address): “Ask not what your country can do for you-“
Pitts: “A gifted athlete and captain of the debate team at Yale, Kerry followed his idol’s lead and enlisted in the Navy in 1966. In Vietnam, Lieutenant John F. Kerry rescued a comrade in combat, killed an enemy soldier, won three Purple Hearts and one Bronze Star. He returned home both angry and ambitious.”
Kerry: “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake.”...
Pitts: “The day before his speech, Kerry crossed Boston Harbor with some of his crew mates from Vietnam. His band of brothers. They have one battle left. But tonight the loner will stand alone here in his hometown one more time and look to do what John F. Kerry has nearly always done — find a way to win.”
— Pitts on CBS’s The Early Show, July 29.


CBS's Dan Rather interviewing John F. Kerry Dan Rather: “Speaking of angry, have you ever had any anger about President Bush — who spent his time during the Vietnam War in the National Guard — running, in effect, a campaign that does its best to diminish your service in Vietnam? You have to be at least irritated by that, or have you been?” 
John Kerry: “Yup, I have been.”
— July 22 CBS Evening News.


And the winner is:

CBS's Byron Pitts “It was four years ago during the Democratic convention, not far from where we stand tonight, that John Kerry stood near his father on his deathbed. Earlier, as the family was preparing to leave John Kerry’s home in Boston, I’m told he whispered to his sister, ‘Remember the words of our mother on her deathbed when she said, ‘John,’ knowing he would run for President some day, ‘remember, John, integrity, that’s what matters.’ Tonight, John Kerry tried to show that integrity.” 
— CBS’s Byron Pitts during live coverage of John Kerry’s speech to the Democratic convention, July 29.


Neal Boortz presents the John Kerry
Suck-Up Award

Zell Miller accepts the John Kerry
Suck-Up Award



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