Wednesday, January 26, 2005


TOP TEN MOST OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENTS OF 2004 [from Media Matters for America]

  • Rush Limbaugh on the Abu Ghraib photos: 'I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of need to blow some steam off?'

  • Ann Coulter: '[Senator John] Kerry will improve the economy in the emergency services and body bag industry.'

  • Tony Blankley called philanthropist George Soros 'a Jew who figured out a way to survive the Holocaust.'

  • Michael Savage: 'When you hear 'human rights,' think gays. ... [T]hink only one thing: someone who wants to rape your son.'

  • Oliver North: 'Every terrorist out there is hoping John Kerry is the next president of the United States.'

  • Pat Robertson on gays and lesbians: '[S]elf-absorbed hedonists ... that want to impose their particular sexuality on the rest of America.'

  • Pat Buchanan: '[H]omosexuality is an affliction, like alcoholism.'

  • Bill O'Reilly to Jewish caller: '[I]f you are really offended, you gotta go to Israel.'

  • Bill Cunningham (Clear Channel radio host who appeared as a guest on The Sean Hannity Show): The election is over because 'Elizabeth Edwards has now sung.'

  • Jerry Falwell: 'And we're going to invite PETA [to 'wild game night'] as our special guest, P-E-T-A -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. We want you to come, we're going to give you a top seat there, so you can sit there and suffer. This is one of my special groups, another one's the ACLU, another is the NOW -- the National Order of Witches [sic]. We've got -- I've got a lot of special groups.'"

  • Agree? Disagree? What's missing?