An Extremely Difficult Task, Considering The Idiocy Of Those Speaking
By Dell Hill
Regular readers of my blog have seen numerous references to the Media Research Center. A highly talented and astute group of people who keep very close track of public statements uttered by people we all know and ‘love’.
2011 is rapidly drawing to a close, so that means it’s time for the MRC’s Annual Awards - the Best of the Best, as it were.
Here are just a couple of my favorites...
The “Media Hero Award” Goes To....
Barbara Walters (61 points)
“You thought that Anthony Weiner should resign, and that seems to be what a great many people are saying. So I don’t think so. I think what he has done is unfathomable. I think the pictures are disgusting....The ethics committee can investigate him and chastise, but not necessarily throw him out. And we had a President named Bill Clinton who went through a great deal of trouble, weathered the storm and is now not only respected, but he’s beloved by many people with a very good marriage. So, I think Anthony Weiner should hang in there. He was a good Congressman, and maybe he can weather this all and be effective.”
— Barbara Walters to her co-hosts on ABC’s The View, June 9. [MP3 Audio]
(Suggesting that Anthony Weiner “hang in there” just cracks me up)
And then there’s “The Audacity of Dopes Award” for the Wackiest Analysis of the Year.
The envelope, please.
And The Winner Is......
Former CBS News Anchor Katie Couric!
Katie Couric (64 points)
“The bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country has been one of the most disturbing stories to surface this year. Of course, a lot of noise was made about the Islamic Center, mosque, down near the World Trade Center, but I think there wasn’t enough sort of careful analysis and evaluation of where this bigotry toward 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, and how this seething hatred many people feel for all Muslims, which I think is so misdirected, and so wrong, and so disappointing....Maybe we need a Muslim version of The Cosby Show....I know that sounds crazy. But The Cosby Show did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of things they don’t understand.”
— CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric on her CBSNews.com @KatieCouric Web show, December 22, 2010. [MP3 Audio]
We should also note that Ms. Couric is a finalist in the “International Run-On Sentence That Makes Absolutely No Sense Award”.
This is only a sample. Click right here to enjoy all 17 of this year’s award winners, along with the runners-up.