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Best Notable Quotables: Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting

Each year, the Media Research Center compiles the most outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from the preceding year, as determined by a panel of leading media observers (radio talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, and editorial writers). The year-end edition features video and text for the winners and top runners-up in a variety of categories, such as the “Damn Those Conservatives Award,” “The Tea Party Terrorists Award,” “The Obamagasm Award,” “The Audacity of Dopes Award for the Wackiest Analysis of the Year,” along with the “Quote of the Year.”

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2014 Quote of the Year

Carol Costello
“Okay. I’m just going to come right out and say it: This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across — well, come across in a long time anyway. A massive brawl in Anchorage, Alaska, reportedly involving Sarah Palin’s kids and her husband. It was sparked after someone pushed one of her daughters at a party....And now police have released audio of that interview. It does include some rather colorful language from Bristol. Here now is Bristol’s recollection of how that night unfolded. So sit back and enjoy.”

— CNN Newsroom anchor Carol Costello on October 22, introducing audio of Bristol Palin describing how a man shoved her, dragged her on the ground and repeatedly cursed at her.


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