Magazine article Insight on the News

Righting the Liberal News Slant. (Media)

Magazine article Insight on the News

Righting the Liberal News Slant. (Media)

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Rare is the honors ceremony in which none of the chosen are present to accept their awards. But no one expected them to turn up at the Media Research Center's second annual Dishonor Awards, of course. Excoriating the no-shows was half the fun. Once again, the "ceremony" at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center took aim at 2001's most outrageously biased liberal reporters.

Dan Rather, Bryant Gumbel and Diane Sawyer headed the list of those taking their lumps during an evening as unabashedly partisan to the right as its guests contend the media is to the left. With names such as the "Bring Back Bubba Award" and the "Gilligan Award for Flakiest Comment of the Year," organizers pulled no punches. Neither did those assembled, who threw haymaker after haymaker at the media elite while giggling over a skein of ludicrous news clips compiled by the Alexandria, Va.-based center, which assiduously tracks left-leaning morsels doled out by traditional media outlets. …

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