'The Vast Right-Wing Knuckle-Draggers Award' Nominee: Bob Franken

August 27, 2014 - 5:29 PM

At the Media Research Center’s “DisHonors Awards” held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 during the MRC’s 25th anniversary gala, one of three nominees for “The Vast Right-Wing Knuckle-Draggers Award.”

“These seem to be appeals to the extreme white wing of the Republican Party. That is to say that there continues to be among many conservatives a real resentment against blacks....I think it is part of a hateful campaign that is being very methodically run in the hope it’s going to appeal to voters who would love to see us return to the good old days of Jim Crow.”
— Former CNN correspondent Bob Franken talking about the GOP candidates on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, January 6, 2012.