A Pox Upon The Media And Everything You Read

You won’t catch a whiff of it in the Associated (with Terrorists) Press, but Brent Bozell’s prestigious Media Research Center has released its 19th annual awards for the year’s worst reporting. Unlike the Pulitzer Prize or Academy Awards, these clear-eyed judges do not fall all over themselves to celebrate treason and other Bush-bashing blather.

New York Times moonbat publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. takes the cake for quote-of-the-year for his unhinged rant during a college commencement address:

“It wasn’t supposed to be this way. You weren’t supposed to be graduating into an America fighting a misbegotten war in a foreign land. You weren’t supposed to be graduating into a world where we are still fighting for fundamental human rights, whether it’s the rights of immigrants to start a new life, or the rights of gays to marry, or the rights of women to choose. You weren’t supposed to be graduating into a world where oil still drove policy and environmentalists have to fight relentlessly for every gain. You weren’t. But you are. And for that, I’m sorry.”

Above: Arthur Sulzberger Jr. hates America, loves self.

The bellowing Sulzburger edged out such trusted – yet tendencious – journalists as Rosie O’Donnell, Geraldo Rivera, Jack Cafferty, unidentified black man, Keith Olbermann and North Korean girl, in English.

While I applaud lighthearted but important media watchdog efforts such as this one, I’d like to see the elitist MSM remove its glass ceiling for the growing Army of Davids. In a just world, Michelle Malkin would win a Pulitzer Prize for her columns disparaging prominent minorities. She has broken so many stories in her column that, if she were a Dowdy liberal instead of a rock solid conservative bombshell, she would be a Pulitzer Prize-winning People Magazine celebrity. Which, as I understand it, is basically the whole point of journalism.

Now, back to my re-education


Comments: 17


Can someone explain to me why the quotes they selected for their “Cranky Dinosaur Award for Trashing the New Media” are all about Fox News and talk radio? Since when are those “new media”?

I think maybe these people didn’t understand what they were trying to do.


Sorry, but Michelle would have to wait behind Canada’s finest, Mr Mark Steyn, if anyone deserves a Pulitzer, its him. His services to ‘making up as he goes along’ are unequaled…..

Mrs. Tarquin Biscuitbarrel

Whaddya wanna bet that Brent Bozell, Ann Coulter, and most of the “writers” that this website disembowels so gloriously have applied to the most prestigious organs (you should pardon the expression) of the MSM, and been turned down? It is very easy for me to imagine Ben Bradlee growling, “She spells her name Marie Jon’? Forget it!”


I was at a cafeteria about six months back and I heard a woman say Bush was an idiot. Why isn’t she on the list?


Oh, how I long for the days when I could find real journalism in a graduation address. You know, like that “always wear sunscreen” thing.


Why isn’t she on the list?

We’re all on the list. That’s why we need the super-secret NSA spying program. Jebus, get with the program.


I wanna destroy Brent Bozell…


Give it to the Soft Boys!

Herr Doktor Bimler

if she were a Dowdy liberal instead of a rock solid conservative bombshell

Part of me wants to jump up and down in a petulant frenzy, gibbering with rage at Mr Powerline’s crimes against metaphor. “The thing about bombshells is that they fly into little pieces!” is what I would say. “How can Malkin be rock-solid and a bombshell?!”

A calmer part of my mind is telling me not to fall into his trap. “He’s making fun of the lack of poetry in your heart, Herr Doktor. He’s ridiculing your asperger’s-like literal-mindedness, your wizened soul that knows only numbers and dictionary definitions but knows nothing of the fragile flight of a butterfly.”

Why does Mr Powertool hate me?


“…they’ll tell you your o-pin-ions and they’re ve-ry good indeed.”

Damn, someone beat me to it. Gotta move fast in Web 2.0.

Herr Doktor Bimler

Notice that I’m not asking why everyone else hates me; I already know the answer to that. And in case the neighbours happen to be reading this, I just want to say that I honestly didn’t know it was loaded, and it really is time that we all moved on now.


Michele Malkin is, and will forever be, vile scum.

This is fact, not opinion;It cannot be changed.


Very nice Soft Boys ref.

Famous Soviet Athlete

The Media Research Center thingy is really baffling. Why is this quote so offensive to these people? What’s wrong with a journalist reporting on what Cubans say about their country?

When outsiders think of Cuba, it’s often the lack of political freedoms and economic power that comes to mind. Cubans who have chosen to stay on the island, however, are quick to point out the positives: safe streets, a rich and accessible cultural life, a leisurely lifestyle to enjoy with family and friends….For all its flaws, life in Castro’s Cuba has its comforts, and unknown alternatives are not automatically more attractive….Many foreigners consider it propaganda when Castro’s government enumerates its accomplishments, but many Cubans take pride in their free education system, high literacy rates and top-notch doctors. Ardent Castro supporters say life in the United States, in contrast, seems selfish, superficial, and — despite its riches — ultimately unsatisfying.”

— Associated Press writer Vanessa Arrington in an August 4 dispatch, “Some Cubans enjoy comforts of communism.” [83 points]


Very nice Soft Boys ref.

I am so un-cool, I thought we were just making fun of the 81st Chairborne Fighting Keyboarders again…


It’s not bad reporting, it’s just anything they don’t agree with it, Famous Soviet Athlete.


Bozell is an infamous bozo. The “Media Research Center” is just another wingnut welfare operation dedicated to moving the Overton window towards everlasting fascism.


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