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Outrageous Quote of the Year Playoffs - Q4 2007

Reported by Chrish - January 7, 2008 -

In the spirit of the season we've decided to do a playoff series for you, the readers, to decide the Outrageous Quote of the Year 2007, as presented by FOX News hosts and guests. Have fun! The nominees for Outrageous Quote of the Fourth Quarter appear after the jump.

** Be sure to scroll down and vote in all 3 polls! **

If you haven't already, there is still time to vote in Q1, Q2, and Q3 quarter-finals, but hurry, we'll have semi-finals next week.

OCTOBER 2007

Option A: "For the first time ever a political party may have a network news organization in its pocket!" Bill O'Reilly, the Factor, 10/05/07

Option B: "The broadcast networks put their opinion in the news and try to pretend that it's not opinion. And some of the cable networks, such as MSNBC, have their opinion people actually anchor the news. We don't do that. We have the separation of church and state." Roger Ailes, Boston.com, the Boston Globe online, 10/13/07

Option C: "We're not going to leave Iraq, because if we leave Iraq, then Iran will move in. This war cannot be ended by the United States 'cause we didn't start it. We were attacked. War has been declared on us." David Horowitz conflating Iraq and 9/11, FOX and Friends 10/18/07

Option D: " ... I think the list needs to be vetted and we need to implement it more seriously even if it means that 700,000 people will have their civil liberties violated. That's fine with me." - Aaron Klein, speaking about the 750,000 names on the terror watch list, Red Eye, 10/25/07

Option E: "But why is this an issue? 'Cause the war is going well and Democrats don't want to talk about that, so they've made up a Blackwater scandal." Fred Barnes, speaking about the investigation into the deaths of 17 Iraqis at the hands of Blackwater contractors, Special Report, 10/31/07

NOVEMBER 2007

Option A: "On yet another front, a published report today said that homelessness is virtually over. People may have crushing mortgages, but they have homes." John Gibson, The Big Story, 11/7/07

Option B: "We can tell our military, you don't have to protect San Francisco or Cambridge because apparently they don't support you." Laura Ingraham, O'Reilly Factor, 11/16/07

Option C: "So I still want someone to get that medal. I just can't figure out which person deserves it most: Rove, Cheney, Armitage, Libby or Bush himself." John Gibson re Valerie Plame outing, Big Story, 11/21/07

Option D: If Hillary Clinton changes her schedule over the next few days in light of the hostage situation at her New Hampshire office, she will be seen as being "weak in the face of terrorism." Dick Morris, Your World w/Neil Cavuto 11/30/07

DECEMBER 2007

Option A: "A few years ago there was a movement to wipe out all vestiges of Christmas in the public square. If I had not done that campaign, the forces of darkness would have won. But we won, and to diminish what we did is wrong." Bill O'Reilly, The O'Reilly Factor, 12/5/07

Option B: "Republicans are religious. There's a difference between a Republican and a Democrat and it's not just about race, it's not just about ethnicity. One of the biggest differences is in terms of religion. Republicans believe in God and they attend church." Supposedly neutral pollster Frank Luntz, Hannity & Colmes, 12/13/07

Option C: "Look, you are a propagandist, senator. You're a propagandist." Bill O'Reilly to Senator Chris Dodd in August of this year, repeated in a highlights segment on the O'Reilly Factor 12/20/07

Option D: "So even though today's carnage was on the other side of the planet, it really did strike close to home, and all Americans should be worried about what happens now. The way Americans can deal with this crisis is to carefully consider their vote. This election is about the same issue the last election was about... the War on Terror. It's not about health care, and as important as our economy is, it's not about that either." John Gibson, Big Story, 12/27/07