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The 25 Dumbest Media Quotes of 2005

Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes by Various Media Blowhards

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25) "The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar." --Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas

24) "Press passes can’t be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president." --Commentator Ann Coulter

23) "Hmmm, time to buy." --Fox News Anchor Brit Hume, sharing his "first thought" following the London terrorist attacks as he eyed the low futures market

22) "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society." --Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh

21) "This President is never gonna do the right thing. I think somewhere deep down inside him he takes a lot of joy about losing people, if he thinks they vote Democrat or if he thinks they're poor, or if he thinks they're in a blue state, whatever his reasons are not to rescue those people." --Air America's Randi Rhodes, on Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina

20) "I'll tell you what. I've been in combat. I've seen it, I've been close to it... and if my unit is danger, and I've got a captured guy, and the guy knows where the enemy is, and I'm looking him in the eye, the guy better tell me. That's all I'm gonna tell you. The guy better tell me. If it's life or death, he's going first." --Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, who never served in the military, talking about his experience as a journalist in South America

19) "More people joined the Michael Jackson fan club. We've done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies." --"Real Time" host Bill Maher, on the Army missing its April recruiting goal by 42 percent

18) "I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?" --Clear Channel radio host Glenn Beck

17) "Had they not brought down Nixon, we wouldn't have lost Vietnam. Had [they] not brought down Nixon, the Khmer Rouge would not have come to power and murdered two million people in a full-fledged genocide." --Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh

16) "A lot of my trouble in the world is they've doctored my makeup and the colorized me in a lot of newspapers on my picture. I sympathize with her." --CNN commentator Bob Novak, sympathizing with Katherine Harris's image problems

15) "Oh, come on. That's like Hitler's dog loved him. That is the silliest reason." --"Real Time" host Bill Maher, after guest Christopher Hitchens said it was to President Bush's credit that he got Laura Bush to marry him because "she's an absolutely extraordinary woman."

14) "I'm telling you, folks, there's a part of me that likes this." --Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, on the kidnapping of peace activists in Iraq

13) "I am not going to let oppressive, totalitarian, anti-Christian forces in this country diminish and denigrate the holiday and the celebration. I am not going to let it happen. I'm gonna use all the power that I have on radio and television to bring horror into the world of people who are trying to do that." --FOX News' Bill O'Reilly getting into the spirit of Christmas

12) "I said I believed the information came from another source, whom I could not recall." --Jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller, on her explanation to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald about why the name "Valerie Flame" (sic) appeared in the notebook Miller used to record her conversations with Scooter Libby in 2003

11) "A spoiled child (Bush) is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little b*stard. [audio of gun being cocked]." --Air America Radio's Randi Rhodes

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