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| Monday, Jan. 5, 2004

The "2003 Romanticizing the Rabble Award for Glorifying Protesters," courtesy of the Media Research Center:

First place: "The size of the demonstra(tions), at least here, at least in Europe, seems to underscore, Chris, that there are now perhaps two world superpowers. There's the United States and then there are those millions of people who took to the streets to oppose U.S. policy."

- MSNBC's David Shuster to "Harball" host
Chris Matthews, Feb. 17.

Second place: "Across the country, citizens have been coming out to voice their opposition, all calling for the same things. They want government accountability, they want environmental justice, and most of all they want peace. ... While protesters like today are a statistical minority, in American history protests like this have been prescient indicators of the national mood. So the government may do well to listen to what's said today."

- ABC Correspondent Chris Cuomo, previewing
an afternoon protest planned for Times Square in March.

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