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.

Quote of the Year

Carol Costello

“Okay. I’m just going to come right out and say it: This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across — well, come across in a long time anyway. A massive brawl in Anchorage, Alaska, reportedly involving Sarah Palin’s kids and her husband. It was sparked after someone pushed one of her daughters at a party....And now police have released audio of that interview. It does include some rather colorful language from Bristol. Here now is Bristol’s recollection of how that night unfolded. So sit back and enjoy.”
CNN Newsroom anchor Carol Costello on October 22, introducing audio of Bristol Palin describing how a man shoved her, dragged her on the ground and repeatedly cursed at her.

Quote of the Year runners-up

Welcome to the Media Research Center’s annual awards issue, a compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from 2014 (December 2013 through November 2014).

To determine this year’s winners, a panel of 40 radio talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers, and expert media observers each selected their choices for the first, second and third best quote from a slate of five to seven quotes in each category [List of Judges]. First place selections were awarded three points, second place choices two points, with one point for the third place selections. Point totals are listed alongside each quote. Each judge was also asked to choose a “Quote of the Year” denoting the most outrageous quote of 2014.

The MRC’s Kristine Lawrence distributed the ballots and tabulated the results. Senior news analyst Scott Whitlock rounded up the numerous video clips included in the Web-posted version. Rich Noyes and Brent Baker assembled this issue and Brad Ash posted the entire package to the MRC’s Web site:

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