Friday, January 14, 2011
Special edition-- 2010 Liberal Media Awards
You can see why they fired Juan Williams award
"Yes. Oh, Christians, every day, people walk into post offices, they walk into schools, that’s what Columbine is — I could do this all day long....There are folk in the Tea Party, for example, every day who are being recently arrested for making threats against elected officials, for calling people ‘nigger’ as they walk into Capitol Hill, for spitting on people. That’s within the political — that’s within the body politic of this country.”
— PBS’s Tavis Smiley, May 25.
You can't be worried about Muslims, but Tea Party folks are okay to slander.
The can we still blame Bush award
“This [THE OIL SPILL] IS MORE BUSH’S SECOND KATRINA than Obama’s first.”
— Time’s Joe Klein on The Chris Matthews Show, May 30.
I want to go back and blame the Iran Hostage Crisis during Jimmy's presidency on W as well.
The tough question of the year award
"All agree she gets credit for locking up this vote, one of the biggest since Medicare in the 1960s. And she’s said to have done it with an epic blend of persuasion, muscle and will, even when half the town said it couldn’t be done....Their indefatigable, unwavering almost 70-year-old Speaker, mother of five, grandmother of seven....[to Pelosi] WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR DAD AND YOUR MOM WOULD HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS MOMENT?”
— Diane Sawyer interviewing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on World News, March 22. [MP3
No comment needed.
The left is never hateful award
“In Scott Brown, we have an IRRESPONSIBLE, HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST, REACTIONARY, EX-NUDE MODEL, TEABAGGING SUPPORTER OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN and against politicians with whom he disagrees. In any other time in our history, this man would have been laughed off the stage as unqualified and a disaster in the making by the most conservative of conservatives.”
— MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Countdown, January 18, the night before Massachusetts’ special election.
No hate from the left is there?
The devil (in the form of republican rhetoric) made me do it award
ABC’s Christiane Amanpour: “So, Gary Bauer, as you know, a series of politicians have used the Islamic center [near Ground Zero], have used sort of Islamophobia and scare tactics in their campaigns....My question is do you take any — after some of the loaded things that have been said, and we can play you any number of tapes, Mr. Bauer. DO YOU TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY AT ALL FOR, FOR INSTANCE, WHAT HAPPENED IN MURFREESBORO [TENNESSEE, WHERE A MOSQUE WAS VANDALIZED]?”
Former GOP presidential candidate Gary Bauer: “ARE YOU SERIOUS? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I have never encouraged violence. I condemn violence.”
Amanpour: “You don’t think the rhetoric lays the groundwork for others?”
— Amanpour Exchange during ABC’s This Week October 3 townhall discussion on the question, “Should Americans Fear Islam?”
Unfortunately, she wasn't kidding.
I’m not saying what I’m saying award
“Finally, tonight, as promised, a ‘Special Comment’ on the inaccurately described Ground Zero mosque. ‘They came first for the communists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. And then they came for me and by that time, no one was left to speak up.’ Pastor Martin Niemoller’s words are well known....In quoting him, I MAKE NO DIRECT COMPARISON BETWEEN THE ATTEMPTS TO SUPPRESS THE BUILDING OF A MUSLIM RELIGIOUS CENTER IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN AND THE UNIMAGINABLE NIGHTMARE OF THE HOLOCAUST. Such a comparison is ludicrous — at least, it is now.”
— MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann delivering a “Special Comment” on Countdown, August 16
If such comparison are ludicrous, why are you comparing them?
How many falsehoods can I crammed into a statement award
“I’m glad I’ve already seen the Grand Canyon. Because I’m not going back to Arizona as long as it remains A POLICE STATE....Everyone remembers the wartime DANISH KING WHO DROVE THROUGH COPENHAGEN WEARING A STAR OF DAVID IN SUPPORT OF HIS JEWISH SUBJECTS [during the Nazi occupation]. IT’S AN APOCRYPHAL STORY, actually, BUT AN INSPIRING ONE. Let the good people of Arizona — and anyone passing through — walk the streets of Tucson and Phoenix wearing buttons that say: ‘I Could Be Illegal.’”
— Ex-New York Times Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse in an April 27 op-ed.
Police state? Some people are just looney.
The “I don’t understand statistics award”
What would you do, sir, IF TERRORISTS WERE KILLING 45,000 PEOPLE EVERY YEAR IN THIS COUNTRY? Well, the current health care system, the insurance companies, and those who support them are doing just that....Because THEY DIE INDIVIDUALLY OF DISEASE AND NOT DISASTER, [radio host] Neal Boortz and those who ape him in office and out, APPROVE THEIR DEATHS, ALL 45,000 OF THEM — a year — in America. Remind me again, who are the terrorists?”
— MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann in a “Quick Comment” on Countdown, January 5
Olbermann doesn't realize if we had the same mortality rate as Europe in cancer, instead of saving 45,000 people we would have another 250,000 deaths. I guess Keith would approve of these deaths.
The Emily Latella “never mind” award
"Well, we’re almost here, aren’t we? The end of a long, arduous, four-month campaign for a Senate seat that YOU HAVE APPROXIMATELY THE SAME CHANCE OF FILLING AS YOU DID THE PILOT’S CHAIR OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE....THE NOTION THAT MASSACHUSETTS WOULD ELECT A REPUBLICAN TO FILL THE SEAT LEFT VACANT BY EDWARD KENNEDY was the property of people who buy interesting mushrooms in interesting places. You might as well expect the House of Windsor to be succeeded on the British throne by the Kardashian sisters.”
— The Boston Globe Magazine’s Charles Pierce in a January 10 column addressed to GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown.
I believe it was and is the people's seat, not the Kennedy seat.
The does this make me a racist award for remembering?
“You know, I was trying to think about who he was tonight, and it’s interesting: He is post-racial by all appearances. YOU KNOW, I FORGOT HE WAS BLACK TONIGHT FOR AN HOUR.”
— MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during live coverage following the State of the Union address, January 27.
What this tells me is that for 99.7% of the time, Matthews looks on Obama as a black man. And that can only show his racism.