The New York Post reports on a collection of quotes from the media compiled by the Media Research Center. The quotes tend to reveal a severe institutional left-wing/Democratic party bias in the media. It isn't very flattering for the mainstream media.
December 31, 2007 — For the past 20 years, the Media Research Center has been compiling its list of notable quotables. The quotes, from prominent members of the mainstream news media, provide a clear window into the leftist mindset that pervades most of America's large news organizations. At the end of the year, the center (helped by a panel of judges) chooses the best examples. As usual, this year's crop reveals the media's perennial contempt for all things conservative. Actually, the winners more or less explain themselves. (The full set of winners and finalists can be found at the center's Web site, mrc.org.) Happy New Year!
Dynamic Duo Award for Idolizing Bill and Hillary
"When I watched [former President Bill Clinton] at Mrs. King's funeral, I just have never seen anything like it . . . There are times when he sounds like Jesus in the temple. I mean, amazing ability to transcend ethnicity – race, we call it, it's really ethnicity – in this country and, and speak to us all in this amazingly primordial way." – Chris Matthews, MSNBC's "Hardball"
Damn Those Conservatives Award
"I'm just saying, if he did die, other people, more people, would live. That's a fact." – Bill Maher, HBO's "Real Time," discussing complaints by left-wing bloggers that an attempt to kill Vice President Dick Cheney in Afghanistan had failed
Great Goreacle Award
"Do you mind if I -? [holds up a 'Gore 2008' pin] . . . There you go. You can hold it. . . . Here, let's see what it looks like. [holds pin to Gore's lapel] . . . All right, all right. Save that in a freeze frame." – Harry Smith, on CBS' "Morning Show"
Good Morning Morons Award
"So I'm running in the park on Saturday, in shorts, thinking this [warm weather] is great, but are we all gonna die? You know? I can't, I can't figure this out."
– Meredith Vieira, talking about global warming on NBC's "Today"
Tin Foil Hat Award for Crazy Conspiracy Theories
"Is there such a thing as a man-made stroke? In other words, did someone do this to him? . . . I know what this [Republican] party is capable of."
– Joy Behar, on ABC's "The View," discussing Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson's illness
There are many, many more over at the Post. The full list is available at the Media Research Center website. They include actual video of the festivities. Their top pick for the year comes from McClatchy:
“As Violence Falls in Iraq, Cemetery Workers Feel the Pinch”
Yup, no bias there.