MRC's Best Notable Quotables for 2010
Another end of the year list, this one very entertaining.
Media Research Center has published a list of "notable quotables" from 2010 that combines stupidity, irony, and just plain jaw dropping dopiness. Newsbusters, who faithfully chronicled lefty foot in mouth disease, has the list.
This year, top honors in the MRC's "Audacity of Dopes Award for the Wackiest Analysis of the Year" went to the Boston Globe Magazine's Charles Pierce, for a January 10 column he addressed to Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown just days before the Massachusetts special election. In Pierce's highly-esteemed opinion, Brown's cause was hopeless:
"Well, we're almost here, aren't we? The end of a long, arduous, four-month campaign for a Senate seat that you have approximately the same chance of filling as you did the pilot's chair of the Starship Enterprise....The notion that Massachusetts would elect a Republican to fill the seat left vacant by Edward Kennedy was the property of people who buy interesting mushrooms in interesting places. You might as well expect the House of Windsor to be succeeded on the British throne by the Kardashian sisters."
Don't forget Hollywood loons:
These deep thinkers in the national media were more than matched by the Three Wise Men of Hollywood who topped the polling of our annual "Barbra Streisand Political IQ Award for Celebrity Vapidity." Rob Reiner took the top slot after he insightfully declared the Tea Party to be on par with the Nazi movement that installed Hitler in Germany in the 1930s:
"Hitler, by the way, never got more than 33 percent of the vote ever in Germany....He wasn't a majority guy, but he was charismatic, and they were having bad economic times - just like we are now. People were out of work, they needed jobs, and a guy came along and rallied the troops. My fear is that the Tea Party gets a charismatic leader, because all they're selling is fear and anger and that's all Hitler sold: ‘I'm angry and I'm frightened and you should hate that guy over there.'"
The rest of the list will no doubt bring back fond memories of liberal cluelessness and lefty doltishness.