Best of NQ 2015

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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:




  • One America News Network's Tipping Point segment with Ken Shepherd on December 18. Video
  • Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends Saturday segment with Rich Noyes on December 19. Video.
  • Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg Show segment with Tim Graham on December 22. Video
  •'s Bias Bash posted December 28. Video commentary by Cal Thomas: "Top 5 worst examples of media bias in 2015"


  • Partial list (not including discussions by hosts without a guest): Interviews with MRC staff include appearances on WBAP (Dallas), KRC (Cincinnati), KPRZ (San Diego), WTMJ (Milwaukee), KFAB (Omaha), WPTF (Raleigh, NC), WQSC (Charleston, SC), WDEL (Wilmington, DE), KVOR (Colorado Springs), WWNC (Asheville, NC), WINA (Charlottesville, VA) and KBAR (Twin Falls, ID)

The Hopeless Haters Award
for Denigrating the Conservative Candidates


Donny Deutsch (48 points)

“Everybody keeps saying he’s a smart guy. This is a guy who basically is saying that climate change is not a fact...So wait, that’s not smart. That’s dumb. But that’s ignorance. That word is ignorant and that’s not smart... I think he’s the worst. I think he’s scary, I think he’s dangerous, I think he’s slimy and I think he brings no fresh ideas.”
— Regular panelist Donny Deutsch, referring to Senator Ted Cruz, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, March 23.


Thomas Friedman (34 points)

“There is no longer a Republican center-right that would have no problem raising the gas tax for something as fundamental as infrastructure. Sure, there are center-right candidates — like Jeb Bush and John Kasich. But can they run, win and govern from the center-right when the base of their party and so many of its billionaire donors reflect the angry anti-science, anti-tax, anti-government, anti-minorities, anti-gay rights and anti-immigration views of the Tea Party and its media enforcer, Fox News?”
New York Times writer Thomas Friedman in an August 5 column.

Carl Quintanilla (30 points)

“You’ve been a young man in a hurry ever since you won your first election in your 20s...Now, you’re skipping more votes than any senator to run for President. Why not slow down, get a few more things done first, or least finish what you start?....So when the Sun-Sentinel says Rubio should resign, not rip us off, when they say Floridians sent you to Washington to do a job, when they say you act like you hate your job, do you?”
— CNBC Squawk on the Street co-host Carl Quintanilla’s questions to GOP Senator Marco Rubio at the CNBC Republican debate, October 28.

Eleanor Clift (28 points)

“She [Carly Fiorina] played real fast and loose, though, with the facts around Planned Parenthood and I think she really is overreaching in the criticism she’s making of an organization that millions of women in this country have gotten services from. And to imply that they are selling and harvesting and selling baby parts — that doesn’t bear out with the facts and I think it’s really offensive.”
The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift on the syndicated McLaughlin Group, talking about Fiorina’s performance at the Republican debate, September 19.