2013 Moore Award Nominees

The Moore Award, named after the film-maker Michael Moore, is for divisive, bitter and intemperate left-wing rhetoric.

Below are the finalists we’ve selected for the 2013 Moore Award, please review them and then vote for your favorite at the bottom of the page.


1) Mike Malloy (Jan 22):

“This guy, this Limbaugh, this is one of the most vile human beings ever to live! If Limbaugh had the power, he would open gas chambers! If Limbaugh had the power, he would line people up against the wall and execute them! If Limbaugh had the power, he would destroy children because he can’t have any! The only thing he sees in children is sex partners! This is a sick, degenerate, evil man!”


2) Elizabeth Warren (Mar 20):

“I advise everyone to pay very close attention to [Republican Senate candidate] Dan Winslow’s platform. He has a 100 percent ranking from the gun lobby and he’s for the legalization of marijuana. He wants us armed and stoned,”


3) Bill Richardson (May 6):

“[Ted Cruz is] anti-immigration. Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform. No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic,”


4) Maria Rodale, Health And Wellness Publisher (Sep 5):

“Yes, Syria has undoubtedly used chemical weapons on its own people. Maybe it was the government; maybe it was the opposition; maybe you [President Obama] know for sure. But here’s what I know for sure: We are no better. We have been using chemical weapons on our own children – and ourselves – for decades, the chemical weapons we use in agriculture to win the war on pests, weeds, and the false need for ever greater yields. While the effects of these “legal” chemical weapons might not be immediate and direct, they are no less deadly. … We’ve been trying to tell you for years that chemical companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, DuPont, Bayer Crops Sciences, and others are poisoning our children and our environment with your support and even, it seems, your encouragement. Just because their bodies aren’t lined up wrapped in sheets on the front pages of the newspapers around the world doesn’t mean it’s not true,”

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Moore Award Nominee archive here. Last year’s winner here. Awards Glossary here. Vote for the rest of our 2013 awards below:

Chart Of The Year
Cool Ad Of The Year
Dick Morris Award
Face Of The Year
Hathos Alert Of The Year
Hewitt Award
Malkin Award
Mental Health Break Of The Year
Poseur Alert Of The Year
Window View Of The Year
Yglesias Award