The Best of Notable Quotables; December 16, 1996

Vol. Nine; No. 26


The Ninth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting

Welcome to the Media Research Center's annual awards issue, a
compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news media
quotes from 1996. To determine this year's winners, a panel of 58
talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers
and media observers each selected their choices for the first,
second and third best quote from six to ten quotes in each
category. First place selections were awarded three points,
second place choices two points, with one point for the third
place selections. Point totals are listed in the brackets at the
end of the attribution for each quote.
A list of the judges appears at the end. (This issue covers
quotes from late 1995 through Nov. 1996.)
The first quote under each award heading is the winner, followed
in order by the top runners-up.