Thursday, December 26, 2002

Boldly culled from the Media Research Center's Annual Notable Quotes, the year's best:


Barbara Walters finds herself in verbal harlotry for Cuban popinjay, SeƱor Castro:

“For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent.”

[October 11, 2002]
The Washington Post

Rick Weiss waxes philosophical on science under the rubric of religious relativism:

“The [President’s Council on Bioethics] will be navigating a scientific and ethical landscape significantly more complex than the one that existed...last summer. In November, researchers announced that they had made the first human embryo clones, giving immediacy to warnings by religious conservatives and others that science is no longer serving the nation’s moral will. At the same time, the United States was fighting a war to free a faraway nation from the grip of religious conservatives who were denounced for imposing their moral code on others.”

[January 17, 2002]
Inside Edition

Esteemed eminento, and whistle-brained thespian, Jessica Lange deposits this nugget into the national spittoon:

“I despise him [President George W. Bush]. I despise his administration and everything they stand for....To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man’s leadership....And I think this latest thing with Iraq is absolute madness and I’m stunned that there is not opposition on a much more global scale to what he’s talking about....There has to be a movement now to really oppose what he is proposing because it’s unconstitutional, it’s immoral and basically illegal....It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It really is. It’s humiliating.”

[October 4, 2002]

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