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Best of NQ 2012

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting


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Media Coverage

In addition to discussions on numerous radio talk shows where hosts cited quotes or interviewed MRC representatives, the Best of NQ Awards issue has been highlighted by these outlets:

Television:

  • FNC's Hannity on December 17 played several clips with MRC President Brent Bozell as a guest to offer comment. Video
  • FNC's Fox NewsWatch on December 29 highlighted the winners in two categories. Video

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The Sandra Fluke Award
for Promoting Obama's Phony “War on Women”

Winner

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Joy Behar (78 points)

“People like [Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd] Akin that think the vagina is some sort of Magical Mystery Tour and men like that are running this country…This is why I took this job. I have a job already at The View. But I feel this country is going downhill because of people like Akin and Ryan and Romney. They’re trying to kill us and destroy us.”
— New Current TV host Joy Behar, as quoted by the Boston Herald’s Megan Johnson in an August 29 article.


Runners-Up

Roger Simon (45 points)

“The question for some, especially women, is: Why do the Republicans want to get government out of our lives, but into our wombs?”
Politico’s Roger Simon on Inside Washington, March 2. [MP3 Audio]


Brian Williams (44 points)

“Are you prepared to leave this gathering and own the fact that the platform of this party allows a woman, who has been raped, no exception but to carry that child to term?…In a business where you and your opponent are trying to attract, especially, suburban women, does it send the right message?”
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams to Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, August 30. [MP3 Audio]


Bob Schieffer (39 points)

(To Joe Biden) “Mr. Vice President, I want to ask you about this whole thing that’s blown up about contraception….The way it’s kind of shaken down, it seems to have sort of gotten Republicans off talking about the economy, and sort of campaigning for — against birth control, in some funny kind of way. What’s your take on that?”

(To Newt Gingrich) “Do you think it’s good politics, though, for Republicans to be sort of campaigning against birth control?”

— Questions posed by CBS’s Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation, April 1. [MP3 Audio]