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Presenting: the 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners! #fab50

Submitted by on December 31, 2011 – 1:15 pm EST3 Comments

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From: The Doug Ross Journal

I am cross-posting Doug’s awards. A big thank you to Doug Ross for doing this and compiling the list. I just want to say that I am so very proud of Trevor Loudon for hitting the list twice. Once for Best Blog Ring – The Watcher’s Council and once for The Ronald Reagan Award for Best Anti-Communist Blogger. Awesome!

Winner - 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here.

The votes are in. The anxious nominees’ fingernails have been chewed down to the quick. And at least one blogger just excused himself to go to the bathroom (number two, apparently).

So we’re more than pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards, the most prestigious new media awards in the conservative blogosphere. Or, at the very least, in the 993 area code.

These awards recognize a variety of blogs and websites operating in the conservative hemisphere of the Internet, all of which have worked tirelessly to protect America from Statism — some in very unique ways.

So, without further ado, may I have the envelopes, please?

Best News Portal:
Drudge Report

Best Hybrid Portal:
Memeorandum

Best Blog Portal:
Instapundit

Best Multimedia Pundit:
Michelle Malkin

Best Group Blog:
Hot Air

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Best Blogger in a Group Blog:
Ed Morrissey

Best Op-Ed Blog:
Right Wing News

Best Op-Ed Columnist:
Mark Steyn

Best News Blog:
Weasel Zippers

Best Political Analysis Blog:
American Spectator

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Best U.S. Econ Blog:
Foundry

Best Global Econ Blog:
Zero Hedge

Best Talker’s Website:
The Mark Levin Show and Neal Boortz (tie)

Best Investigative Bloggers:
Sipsey Street Irregulars and Gun Rights Examiner (tie)

Best Political Group Blog:
RedState

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Best Event Coverage:
Verum Serum, for its coverage of the “Occupy” movement

Best Economic Reporter:
James Pethokoukis

Best Investigative Journalism:
Big Government

Best Political Blogging:
Conservative Black Chick, Hispanic Conservative, Nice Deb, Pundit & Pundette, Sister Toldjah, Wintery Knight, Wolf Howling (tie)

Best Video Host:
Bill Whittle

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Best News Outlet:
CNS News and Washington Examiner (tie)

Best White House Coverage:
Keith Koffler of White House Dossier

Best First Lady Blog:
Michelle’s Mirror (MOTUS)

Best Blog-Ring:
The Watcher’s Council (All 2011 Council members are winners)

Best Latin American Coverage:
Fausta’s Blog

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Best Law Blog:
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Best Investigative Reporter in Legacy Media:
Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News for her reporting on Operation Fast & Furious

The David Brooks Award for Demi-Conservatism:
David Frum

The David Frum Award for Faux Conservatism:
Jennifer Rubin, Right Turn

The Jennifer Rubin Award for Pseudo-Conservatism:
David Brooks, New York Times

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The Sweater-Full-of-Mischief Award for Humorous News Blogging:
Ace o’ Spades

The Daniel Irvin Rather Award for Media-Busting:
NewsBusters

The Vince Vaughan Award for Pithy Commentary:
Protein Wisdom

The Bob Saget Award for Best Videos:
The Right Scoop

The Stuxnet Award for Best Information Warfare Campaign:
The Jawa Report

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The Bozell Award for Best Media Pundit:
Ed Driscoll

The Daniel Simpson Day Award for Best Graphics:
iOwnTheWorld, The Looking Spoon and The People’s Cube (tie)

The Salvador Dali Award for Most Creative Blogging:
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical and Sondrakistan (tie)

The Deb Morgan Award for Best Use of Cursewords:
Cold Fury, Double Plus Undead, and The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler (tie)

The Ernie Pyle Award for Largest Brass Accoutrements:
Andrew Breitbart

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The Yglesias Award for World’s Dumbest Blogger:
Ezra Klein

The Enron Award for Best Propagan-conomist:
Paul Krugman

The Kent Dorfman Award for Most Confused Blogger:
Charles Johnson, Little Green Foosballs

The Douglas C. Neidermeyer Award for Defending America Against Right-Wing Visigoths:
Rick Moran

The Larry Kroger Award for Most Promising Newcomer:
TL In Exile and BS Footprint (tie)

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Best Blogger Working in Legacy Media:
Don Surber

Post of the Year:
Paco Enterprises, “George Washington writes a letter to President Obama”

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The Ronald Reagan Award for Best Anti-Communist Blogger:
Trevor Loudon

The Moshe Dayan Award for Best Israel Blogger:
Sultan Knish

The Golda Meir Award for Best Anti-Jihad Blogger:
Atlas Shrugs, Gates of Vienna, JihadWatch, MEMRI (tie)

The Morrissey Award for Best Online Op-Ed Blogger:
John Hayward

Article of the Year:
“Repo Men”, by Kevin D. Williamson

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Okay, I won. Where do I get my damn award badges?
A: Right here. If you have questions about installing your badge, ask ‘em in the comments.

Q: *Sob*. I didn’t win. Can I use one of the badges anyhow?
A: Yes, we’ve included handy LOSER badges for you.

Q: You suck — I didn’t win.
A: That’s not a question.

Q: Where are the previous Fabulous 50 Award Winners listed?
A: You can review The 2010 Fabulous 50 here and The 2009 Fabulous 50 here.

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