NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center (MRC) founder Brent Bozell appeared via satellite on "Fox & Friends" this morning to unveil the MRC's Best of Notable Quotables 2010.
[See related press release here; Video of Bozell appearance is embedded below the page break]
To arrive at the best of the year's worst in bias, the MRC commissioned a panel of 46 radio talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers, and expert media observers to select their choices for the first, second and third best quote from a slate of five to eight quotes in each category.
Each judge was also asked to choose a “Quote of the Year” denoting the most outrageous quote of 2010.
[To see the results of our online public ballot, click here.]
The winner of that award was none other than Chris Matthews for his September 7 reprisal of his infamous 2008 "thrill up my leg" line.
This is the quote that made the guy famous in 2008 and came to personify everything wrong with the sycophantic, pro-Obama press. If I were Chris Matthews, I would forget I ever mentioned that thrill-up-my-leg remark. What does he do? He doubles down.
Among the other awards, the "Fox & Friends" crew highlighted The Barbra Streisand Political IQ Award for Celebrity Vapidity. This year's dishonor goes to Rob Reiner for comparing the Tea Party movement to the Nazi Party.
"He's a great actor, great director, great writer... Rob, stick to what you know best. Or, visit a Tea Party, because you'll know that you just made a national fool out of yourself," Bozell reacted to the winning quote.