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, based upon the length of time he's been gone).
So we're more than pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 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 promote conservatism, free market capitalism, fiscal sanity, the sovereignty of the individual, and otherwise protect America from the cockroach-like Statists -- some in very unique ways.
So, without further ado, may I have the envelopes, please?
Best News Portal:
Best Group Blog:
Best Op-Ed Blog:
Best Blog Portal:
Best All-Around Blogging:
Jammie Wearing Fool
Robert Stacy McCain
Warner Todd Huston
Robert Stacy McCain
Warner Todd Huston
Best Columnist Working in Vintage Media:
Best Columnist Working in Mixed Media:
Best Columnist Working in New Media:
Best Captive Columnist:
Entrepreneur of the Year:
Best Blog Improvements:
Most Innovative Blogger:
Most Valuable Twitter Feed:
Best News Site:
Best Political Site:
Best Public Policy Blog
Best News Blog:
Most Valuable Blogger:
Comeback Blogger of the Year:
Best Blogger in a Group Blog:
Moe Lane of Red State
Rookie of the Year:
Blog Post of the Year:
Best Video Blog:
Best Gun Blog:
Best Online Magazines:
The Time-For-Choosing Award for Best Speech on Conservatism:
Most Influential Political Blogger:
Best Econ Blogger:
Best Econ Policy Blogger:
Best U.S. Econ Blog:
Best Global Econ Blog:
Best Talk Radio Host Website:
Best Designated Blogger:
Best Investigative Journalism:
Best Investigative Reporting:
Best Anti-Corruption Blog
Best Voter Integrity Blog:
Best White House Coverage:
Best First Lady Blog:
Michelle's Mirror (MOTUS)
The Watcher's Council (All 2013 Council members are winners)
Best Latin American Coverage:
Best Legal Writer:
Best Firearms Blogger:
Best Global Issues Writer:
Best Climate Blog:
Fabulous 50 Hall of Fame Award Winners for Lifetime Achievements
Best Op-Ed Page
Best Link Aggregator
The Ronald Reagan Award for Best Anti-Communism Blog:
The Gold Meir Award for Best Israel Blogger:
The Geert Wilders Award for Best Anti-Jihad Blogger:
Best Media Watchdog Blog:
Best Investigative Reporter in Legacy Media:
Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News for her reporting on Operation Fast & Furious and Benghazi-gate
Best Video Site:
The Sen. John Blutarsky Award for Humorous Conservative Blogging:
The Daniel Simpson Day Award for Best Satirical Blog:
The Broken Lizard Award for Best Blog Implosion
Little Green Footballs (accepting the award for LGF is The Diary of Daedalus)
The Andrew Dice Clay Award for Political Incorrectness:
The Family Guy Award for Best Graphics:
The Salvador Dali Award for Most Creative Blogging:
The Matthew Yglesias Award for the Year's Dumbest Blogger:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for Most Transparently Obvious Anti-Conservative Agenda
The Melvin Keynes Award for World's Funniest Economist (Economedian):
Paul Krugman, as utterly exposed by historian Niall Ferguson (see Krugtron the Invincible, Part I, Part II, and Part III)
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 a spiffy new LOSER badge just 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: The prior awards are listed here:
• 2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners
• 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners
• 2010 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners
• 2009 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners.