Orchids to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver for saying it is wrong to use the phrase ‘war on women’

FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D., Mo.) for condemning the phrase “war on women.”

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Orchids to Candy Crowley for questioning the appropriateness of ‘war’ metaphors

FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to State of the Union moderator Candy Crowley for questioning the appropriateness of “war on women” and “war on religion” metaphors.

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Orchids to Howard Kurtz for holding Ali Wentworth accountable for her language

FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to the host of the CNN’s Reliable Sources, who challenges comedian and author Ali Wentworth for using the word “slut.”

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Orchids to Candy Crowley for holding Sen. Santorum accountable for extreme language

FlackCheck.org features the host of CNN’s State of the Union questioning former Sen. Rick Santorum about his choice of words in speaking about President Obama’s foreign policy.

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Sen. Rick Santorum refuses to call Gov. Mitt Romney a liar

FlackCheck.org highlights an instance of Drawing Distinctions Without Demonizing. Question by Piers Morgan of Sen. Santorum about Gov. Romney: ‘Is he a liar?’

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Orchids to David Gregory for a six-and-a-half minute discussion of civility

FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to Meet the Press moderator David Gregory for a six-and-a-half minute discussion of civility in political discourse.

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Georgetown President makes a case for civility

FlackCheck.org highlights an instance of Drawing Distinctions Without Demonizing in a response to controversial events by Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia.

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A reminder about civility from Karen Santorum

FlackCheck.org highlights an instance of Drawing Distinctions Without Demonizing in Karen Santorum’s response to a comment by her husband about President Obama.

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Orchids (and half a Stinkweed) to George Will

FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to George Will for encouraging conservatives to police incivility by their own. Will also receives half a Stinkweed for adding “liberals unfailingly fail” at doing the same.

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