It was a difficult activity however an esteemed panel of NewsBusters editors led by MRC President L.Brent Bozell and MRC’s Vice President for Analysis and Publications Brent Baker boiled down all of the biased outbursts from lefty hack hosts, anchors, reporters and pundits in 2021 and declared a winner(s.)
This yr we had a tie. The 2 quotes replicate the stark double-standard seen within the protection between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Throughout his first three months in workplace, the broadcast evening newscasts showered President Joe Biden with 59% optimistic press. 4 years in the past, those self same applications had been hammering Trump with 89% unfavorable press.
The bias was so sturdy at CNN they produced not one however two contenders who earned the doubtful honor of worst quote of the yr, which we’re calling The Chris Cuomo Memorial Award For Worst Quote of The Yr.
MRC President L.Brent Bozell introduced: “This explains why CNN is now unwelcome even in airports. CNN is to information what Cuomo was to integrity.”
With out additional ado listed below are the winners (adopted by the highest runners-up):
“When you voted for Trump, you voted for the one that the Klan supported. You voted for the one that Nazis help. You voted for the one that the alt-right helps. That’s the group that you’re in.”
— Host Don Lemon on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, January 14.
“These lights which can be, which can be simply taking pictures out from the Lincoln Memorial alongside the reflecting pool….It’s like nearly extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America. It was a second the place the brand new President got here to city and kind of convened the nation on this second of remembrance, outstretching his arms.”
— CNN Political Director David Chalian throughout CNN’s Inauguration protection, January 19.
The next is a montage of the runners-up and winners:
“January sixth was worse than 9/11.”
— Former ABC Information chief political analyst Matthew Dowd on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, July 6.
“Why would you [Republicans] convey again essentially the most odious legal guidelines suppressing the black vote, nearly by design, since Jim Crow? You desire a good exercise? Google ‘Jim Crow Legal guidelines’ in states the place they existed and evaluate them to the language, phrasing, and the intention of what’s offered in over 40 states proper now, some 250 plus payments. Have a look and be shocked on the similarity….That is turning into some sort of perverse holy struggle for you guys.”
— Host Chris Cuomo on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, March 15.
“Limbaugh reached tens of millions of listeners by way of his golden microphone….hardening rural white listeners and weaponizing white male grievance….A man who took white Individuals on the market within the hinterlands and fed them a story of….‘You’re the sufferer. The black folks, the brown folks, the ladies, the feminazis, they’re taking it from you. They’re taking issues from you.’… He referred to as President Obama, ‘Barack the Magic Negro,’ and used his black sidekick as a canopy to have the ability to try this outright racist stuff.”
— Host Pleasure Reid on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, February 17. Rush Limbaugh’s track parody mocked liberal Los Angeles Instances columnist David Ehrenstein’s March 19, 2007 column “Obama the ‘Magic Negro.’”