Best of NQ 2014

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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:




  • Fox News Channel’s Hannity segment with MRC President Brent Bozell on December 18. Video.
  • Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends segment with Genevieve Wood on December 30. Video.
  • Newsmax TV’s America’s Forum segment with the MRC’s Tim Graham on December 30. Video, part 1; Video, part 2.
  • NewsmaxTV’s Steve Malzberg Show segment with the MRC’s Tim Graham on December 30. Video, part 1; Video, part 2.


  • Partial list (not including discussions by hosts without a guest): Interviews with MRC staff include appearances on WIBA in Madison, Wisconsin; with Mark Larson on KCBQ in San Diego; KFMB in San Diego; David Webb’s show on SiriusXM; WHO in Des Moines and KBAR in Twin Falls, Idaho.

The Barbra Streisand Political IQ Award
for Celebrity Vapidity



Gwyneth Paltrow (83 points)

“I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest, and have been since the inception of your campaign....It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass...You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.”
— Actress Gwyneth Paltrow introducing President Obama at an October 9 DNC fundraiser held at her Los Angeles home.


Harvey Weinstein (44 points)

“This is the only country in the world where we don’t have health care. Countries embarrass us around the world. And this is the only country in the world where we don’t have a gun law. I watched you, you know, talk about that. You know, quite frankly, it’s embarrassing. Obama is not embarrassing. The country is embarrassing.”
— Movie producer Harvey Weinstein on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, November 15, 2013.

Max Brooks (36 points)

“This [the rise of the Tea Party] has happened before in history. In Germany in the ’20s and ’30s, there was this right-wing reactionary element that was so terrified of anarchy and communism, that they said, ‘You know what? There’s a group of street thugs that are real ideologues, and they’re willing to take it and they’re willing to bloody themselves. And you know, once they get into power we can control them.’ And that was why they backed them. ‘We can control this.’ And what they didn’t realize...What is true is that ideologues are only loyal to ideology.”
— Graphic novelist, cartoonist and former Saturday Night Live writer Max Brooks, son of Mel Brooks, on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, June 27.

Emmy Rossum (21 points)

“Then I got food poisoning the next day....The hospitals are amazing there. I went to the hospital: Free health care! Incredible....They don’t even ask you for your I.D. You give your name, you give your symptoms, they hook you up to a bunch of fluids. They say, ‘Just leave when you feel like it.’ You pay nothing! I paid nothing. They treated me for hours, I paid nothing. Amazing...It was amazing.”
— Emmy Rossum, star of Showtime’s Shameless, on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, January 8, recounting what happened when she became ill during a visit to Britain.