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 2012 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:
Best Group Blog:
Best Op-Ed Blog:
Best Blog Portal:
BadBlue and Memeorandum (tie)
Best News Site:
CNS News, Breitbart, and Washington Examiner (Tie)
Best Political Site:
American Spectator and RedState (Tie)
Best News Blog:
Best Blogger in a Group Blog:
The Ernie Pyle Award for Best Political Blogger:
The Time-For-Choosing Award for Best Speech on Conservatism:
Most Influential Political Blogger:
Best Econ Blogger:
Best U.S. Econ Blog:
Best Global Econ Blog:
Zero Hedge and Global Economic Analysis (Tie)
Best Talk Radio Host Website:
Best Designated Blogger:
Doug Powers, for his work on MichelleMalkin.com
Best Event Coverage:
Steven Crowder, for his coverage of the Michigan union protests
Best Anti-Corruption Blog
Best Investigative Blog:
Best Voter Integrity Blog:
Blog Post of the Year:
Best Video Blog:
Best Gun Blog:
GunWatch and Larry Correia (tie)
Best Online Magazines:
City Journal and The Objective Standard (tie)
Rookie of the Year:
Most Valuable Blogger:
Most Valuable Twitter Feed:
Comeback Blogger of the Year:
Best White House Coverage:
Best First Lady Blog:
Michelle's Mirror (MOTUS)
The Watcher's Council (All 2012 Council members are winners)
Best Latin American Coverage:
Best Global Issues Writer:
Best Climate Blog:
Climate Depot, Pirate's Cove, and Watts Up With That (tie)
Chris Muir, Day By Day and Michael Ramirez (tie)
Best Op-Ed Page
Best Link Aggregator
The Ronald Reagan Award for Best Anti-Communism Blogger:
The Moshe Dayan Award for Best Israel Blogger:
The Golda Meir Award for Best Anti-Jihad Blogger:
Atlas Shrugs, Gates of Vienna, JihadWatch, Sultan Knish and The Astute Blogger (tie)
Best Law Blog:
Best Investigative Reporter in Legacy Media:
Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News for her reporting on Operation Fast & Furious and Benghazi-gate
Best All-Around Blogging:
Gateway Pundit, Nice Deb, Pundit & Pundette, Sister Toldjah, Wintery Knight, Wolf Howling and Yid With Lid (tie)
The Andrew Dice Clay Award for Political Incorrectness:
The Marx Brothers Award for Most Entertaining Group Blog:
Best Video Site:
Best Writing on a Blog:
Best Catholic Blog:
The Stuxnet Award for Best Information Warfare Campaign:
Best Media-Watch Site:
Best Media-Watching Blog:
The Daniel Simpson Day Award for Best Graphics:
The Salvador Dali Award for Most Creative Blogging:
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical and Sondrakistan (tie)
The David Brooks Award for Demi-Conservatism:
The David Frum Award for Faux Conservatism:
The Jennifer Rubin Award for Pseudo-Conservatism:
The Deb Morgan Award for Best Use of Cursewords:
Cold Fury and Double Plus Undead (tie)
The Matthew Yglesias Award for World's Dumbest Blogger:
The Melvin Keynes Award for World's Dumbest Economist:
The Kent Dorfman Award for Most Confused Blogging:
Charles Johnson, Little Green Foosballs (Diary of Daedalus accepting the award for Charles)
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 handy LOSER badge 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:
• 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners
• 2010 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners
• 2009 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners.
I THINK THAT PAM AND ROBERT ARE HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE ME!
AND ATLAS; REALLY - SHE IS THE GREATEST!
IT IS AN HONOR TO BE MENTIONED IN THE SAME SENTENCE AS THEM AND THE SULTAN - LET ALONE SHARE ANY RECOGNITION!
THANK YOU DOUG!
But just so you know, many of my 1000-word sentences are a function of neurosis. Every since I got shut down on prom night, I've had a big problem with periods.
This doesn't happen every day.
Thanks for the award presented to the Watcher's Council Doug!
Can't see the list, Doug. Every time I try to go to the page it disappears after two seconds. Is it my browser or is this happening to other people?
Excellent post, excellent resource list; thank you!
I didn't catch "most effective Obama removal blog."
We should all identify this blog and emulate it for the next two years; or until removal with major dishonor of the subject teenager marxist.
AK47 subject OK.
(List is working fine here, J.P.)
J.P., this seems to be happening with some folks' older browsers.
Which browser and version are you using?
If IE6 or IE7, I definitely recommend upgrading to a more modern version for security reasons alone.
OMG We Won! Watchers Council - Independent Sentinel - Sarah Noble, Tireless Freedom Fighter! Thanks All Y'all.
Thank you for selecting Watcher of Weasels - they are terrific people. I'm lucky they let us in.
Thank you very much for not giving me any awards for faux-ness or being dumb or most confused! :)
Congratulations to all the winners! Very good choices, Doug. And now that most of the big important award giving bloggers have given their out awards, it is nearly time for the moment you all are REALLY waiting for, the obscure and highly coveted 2nd Annual Zilla Awards for Awesomeness in the Dextrosphere; where such burning questions as "Will Doug Ross again be among the winners, and if so, what awesome category will he get his award in?" will be answered.
I'd like to thank the Academy, my wife, and the seventh grade class at St. Francis Borgia. I'm humbled.
IE9, Doug. I'm assuming it's something with my browser since nobody else is mentioning a problem.
I was hoping to win "Best Commenter in a Comment Section Who's Screen Name Begins With 'K' and Ends With 'Bob'"
There's always next year.
Some great winners in her. Good job. A few eyebrow-raisers, too, so that means the recriminations should be good. All around, well done.
Oooh. I should win most Freudian typo award, too.
The Objective Standard (Best Magazine) isn't conservative, its Objectivist. The two philosophies are incompatible.
Doug - thanks much for the honor, sir.
If I was a half-a-sissy, I wouldn't be able to stop crying! But I'm not so I'm going to go run some Hydro-Shoks through my new .45! Woo hoo!
Thanks Doug for including Angry White Dude aka The Big Sexy!
First time reading your blog. Love the Fab 50 and congrats to a few familiar blogs out there.
What are the criterion to be considered for the Fab 50 in 2013?
http://redrightandblueusa.blogspot.com - my radio show
http://ricktheranter.blogspot.com - my rant blog
http://theconservativerick.blogspot.com - my conservative blog
Many thanks for the award for Hope n' Change Cartoons! Of course, the greatest honor is simply appearing on the list with so many other great blogs!
It's clear that you simply hadn't become familiar with The First Street Journal, or we'd surely have won in either political commentary, economics of the most bile amongst commenters categories. :)
I didn't win, you suck.
But, Doug! But, Doug!
What about a 'Thank gawd I didn't win nothing because I didn't want to be considered anyways' badge?
I'm proud of my mediocre status, dag nabbit!
The Corpulent Flounder was not available to attend the ceremony so, on behalf of Charles Johnson and Little Green Fu Bars, we graciously accepted the coveted award. It shall be stashed prominently behind The Blogmocracy Rec Room couch with the cat stuff.
I'd like to thank all the reading people.
From all the FOMs and on behalf of MOTUS...Thank you, Doug!
How about Diana West for the Mike Wallace Award for Digging up Things the Establishment Wants to Leave Buried?
Q: You suck -- I didn't win.
A: That's not a question.
Answer anyways as some of these so called winners are crap.
Thank you for including 2012 Watcher Council winners! You're very nice!
I'm glad your blog exists. It helps to keep me going. It's very lonely being a conservative. I was less lonely when I was a Dem but I was wrong. :)
Just wanted to say thanks for the '2012 Fab 50 Award Winners'
Why waste time with the rest when you can read the best.
Thanks and Cheers
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