MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts Earns ‘Vast Right-Wing Knuckle Draggers Award’

By Michael W. Chapman | September 28, 2012 | 3:16 PM EDT

MSNBC daytime anchor Thomas Roberts. (AP)

– MSNBC’s daytime anchor Thomas Roberts was voted the best for “biased campaign coverage” at the 25th anniversary gala of the conservative Media Research Center (MRC) on Thursday, and was “dis-honored” with the “Vast Right-Wing Knuckle Draggers Award.”

The MRC’s annual event pokes fun at examples of liberal media bias and gives “DisHonor” awards to the journalistic “winners,” who are chosen by a panel of conservative judges.

Roberts earned his DisHonor for comments he made on the Sept. 23, 2011 edition of MSNBC Live about the previous night’s Republican candidates’ debate, in which he said:

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“I get out of all of these things that many of these candidates would rather take legislation to build a time machine and go back in time to where we had, you know, no women voting, slavery was cool. I mean, it’s just kind of ridiculous.”

(Disclosure: The MRC is the parent organization of

The MRC’s 25th anniversary gala was held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. An estimated 1,000 people attended the event, which was emceed by conservative talk radio host Chris Plante, and included speakers such as syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, radio host Laura Ingraham, Fox News contributor Stephen Hayes, National Review Online Editor-at-Large Jonah Goldberg, and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins.

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman