HERE THEY ARE: The 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners #Fab50

Doug Ross @ Journal

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here.

The votes are in. The anxious nominees’ fingernails have been chewed down to the quick.

Winner - 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

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 2014 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
Drudge Report: the original conservative blogger and arguably still the best

Best Group Blog
Hot Air: a news and commentary site without peer for its intellect, depth and breadth

Best Op-Ed Blog
American Thinker: Thomas Lifson remains an all-star editor
Right Wing News: John Hawkins has built a mainstay site for the right

Best Blog Portal
BadBlue: An automated, always-current news portal sourced via social network “buzz”

Best All-Around Blogging
Dave Blount’s Moonbattery: Precision-guided blogging
Glenn Reynolds’ Instapundit: The Blogfather remains at the top of his game
Jammie Wearing Fool: Uncensored, entertainingly caustic, and timely
Jeff Dunetz: A prolific blogging machine who just keeps getting better
Jen Kuznicki: A true rising star of the conservative blogosphere
Moe Lane: Political coverage done right
*Nice Deb: One of the best at thematic coverage and commentary
*Sara Noble: An outstanding and tireless documentor of inconvenient truths for the Left
*Terresa Monroe-Hamilton/NoisyRoom.net: A stalwart always ready to put heavy lumber to the Marxists
Warner Todd Huston: An all-star who seems to appear at all major center-right sites

Best Columnist Working in Vintage Media
Walter Williams: A Hall of Famer who isn’t resting on his laurels

Best Columnist Working in Mixed Media
Mark Steyn: Combining gravitas and humor, Steyn is a supremely talented writer

Best Columnist Working in New Media
Daniel Greenfield: One of the most gifted authors working today

Best Captive Columnist
John Hayward: “Doc Zero” still brings the heat on a near-daily basis
Jon Gabriel, Ricochet: Incisive, direct, and always ahead of the curve

Entrepreneur of the Year
Ben Shapiro, for his leadership of TruthRevolt

Best Blog Improvements
Da Tech Guy Blog, for taking his group blog platform to the next level

Most Innovative Blogger
William A. Jacobson, for his leadership of Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Most Valuable Twitter Feed
@AdamBaldwin: A relentless and courageous voice of reason
@IowaHawkBlog (David Burge): The most talented humorist on Twitter today
@MelissaTweets (Melissa Clouthier): Tweets that matter

Best News Site
CNS News: A truly brave and uncensored source of the truth
Washington Free Beacon: Steady, outstanding reporting from inside DC

Best Political Site
Daily Caller: Exceptional, original reporting capable of disrupting the Beltway narrative
RedState: There is no better place for coverage of political inside baseball

Best Public Policy Blog
Daily Signal: Uniquely honest, brave, and forthright on policy issues

Best News Blog
Weasel Zippers: Exceptionally high quality news aggregation at near real-time speed

Most Valuable Blogger
Michelle Malkin: Few have had as big an impact on the blogosphere as Ms. Malkin

Comeback Blogger of the Year
Jim Hoft: Continues his amazing comeback after a devastating medical setback

Best Blogger in a Group Blog
Noah Rothman of Hot Air: Didn’t miss a beat after moving from Mediaite

Rookie of the Year
Conservative Review: Already a can’t miss site for conservatives everywhere
Progressives Today: A Jim Hoft enterprise that is a fast-rising news portal

Blog Posts of the Year
The Emerging Junta“, Kevin D. Williamson
Senate GOP Leaders and Their Pro-Amnesty Pundit Friends“, Erick Erickson
The Savage Lands of Islam“, Daniel Greenfield
Obama’s ‘Horrible Bosses 3’ Audition“, Kimberley Strassel

Best Video Blog
Afterburner by Bill Whittle: Simply peerless in the video medium

Best Newsletter
The Morning Jolt by Jim Geraghty: The Beltway’s preferred digital wakeup call

Best Online Magazines
City Journal: Absorbing and comprehensive coverage of key public policy issues
Ricochet: An exceptionally high-quality magazine of conservative thought

Best U.S. Econ Blog
Zero Hedge: Seemingly always ahead of the curve, often by years

Best Global Econ Blog
The American Interest: Rational, thoughtful analysis of world affairs

Best Prep Bloggers
Michael Snyder: The best econ lists on the Interwebs
Mac Slavo: Helping you prepare for what’s coming

Best Blog for Entrepreneurs
Both Sides of the Table by Mark Suster (on Venture Investing)
Points and Figures by Jeffrey Carter (on Angel Investing)

Best Talk Radio Host Website
The Rush Limbaugh Show for best show transcripts
The Mark Levin Show for best show podcasts

Best Designated Blogger
Doug Powers, for his work on MichelleMalkin.com

Best Investigative Reporter
Sharyl Attkisson: Simply the best there is on the current journalistic stage

Best Investigative Reporting
Judicial Watch: The pound-for-pound investigative champ
Project Veritas: What 60 Minutes once was

Best Independent Investigative Reporting
Conservative Treehouse: Few researchers are doing it better anywhere
GotNews: Not without controversy, but always interesting and timely

Best Anti-Corruption Site
Watchdog.org: The best grass-roots investigators operating today

Best Voter Integrity Blog
True the Vote: A phenomenally important and patriotic project

Best White House Coverage
Keith Koffler of White House Dossier: The rare DC reporter speaking truth to power

Best First Lady Blog
Michelle’s Mirror: Relentlessly entertaining coverage of First Family hypocrisy

Best Blog-Ring
The Watcher’s Council: All 2014 Council members are winners; this decade-old blog-ring is still the finest federated group of bloggers on the right

Best Latin American Coverage
Babalú Blog: Fierce, courageous advocates for liberty
Fausta’s Blog: Top-notch — and often unique — coverage of the Americas

Best Legal Writer
Andrew C. McCarthy: Simply the best Constitutional affairs writer in the nation
Hans A. von Spakovsky: A fearless advocate for justice for an unjust administration
J. Christian Adams: A true, independent “Inspector General” of the DOJ

Best Firearms Blogger
Bob Owens: A powerful and thoughtful advocate for firearms reality
John R. Lott: A brilliant statistician’s take on gun control

Best Gun Blog
Bearing Arms: No better place to get honest reporting on Second Amendment issues
The Truth About Guns: The king of firearms news and reviews

Best Global Issues Writer
Victor Davis Hanson: Consistently brilliant commentary on American and world affairs
Walter Russell Mead: Timely analysis of important issues others often overlook

Best Climate Blog
Climate Audit: Steve McIntyre’s site is literally putting a freeze on global warming
Climate Depot: The ultimate aggregator of climate fraud news
The Pirate’s Cove: Entertaining, sometimes bawdy, and always honest
Watts Up With That: Still the foremost site for climate coverage in the world

Fabulous 50 Hall of Fame Award Winners for Lifetime Achievements
Andrew Breitbart [Posthumous]
Brent Bozell
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

Best Blog on the Culture Wars
Matt Walsh, The Matt Walsh Blog: An eminently talented essayist
Robert Stacy McCain, The Other McCain: Indefatigable and viciously funny

Best State-focused Reporting
Buckeye Firearms (Ohio)
The HayRide (Louisiana)
VA Right (Virginia)

Best Cartoonist
Chris Muir, Day By Day: The long-running comic stalwart is always a must-read
Stilton Jarlsberg, Hopenchange: An amazingly talented humorist
Michael Ramirez: Bar none, the most talented political cartoonist in the world
Right Wing Riot: Truesbury puts a boot in Garry Trudeau’s kiester on a regular basis
Springer’s Blog: A fast-rising cartoonist with a bite

Best Newspaper Op-Ed Page
Investors Business Daily: The finest collection of original editorials in the world

The Ronald Reagan Award for Best Anti-Communism Blog
TrevorLoudon.com: A one-man juggernaut following in Reagan’s footsteps

The Golda Meir Award for Best Israel Blogger
Israel Matzav: Honest coverage of Israeli issues from the heart of it all
Israpundit: Critical coverage of the Middle East

The Geert Wilders Award for Best Anti-Jihad Blogger:
Gates of Vienna: A global perspective of the centuries-long war
JihadWatch: Unvarnished reporting of the war against the West
Pamela Geller: America’s fiercest advocate for reason
The Astute Blogger: A group blog that continually exposes the truth
The Jawa Report: Not just great reporting, but information warfare itself

The General George S. Patton Award for War-Blogging
Strategy Page: Exhaustive and intriguingly written coverage of global security issues

Best Media Watchdog Blog
MEMRI: Middle East media laid bare
NewsBusters: The bible for dissecting media truthiness

Best Media-Watchers
Ed Driscoll: A witty, memorable artisan whose specialty is dissecting the Left

Best Video Site:
The Right Scoop: Top-notch, sweeping coverage of the real media

The Senator John Blutarsky Award for Conservative Blogging:
Ace o’ Spades: There’s no more entertaining site on the right

The Daniel Simpson Day Award for Best Satirical Blog:
Duffel Blog: Biting and always giggle-worthy

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
Angry White Dude: The stuff you wish you could say
Cold Fury: The stuff you wish you could say if your Mom didn’t read your work

The Family Guy Award for Best Graphics
IOTW Report: A creative blunt instrument capable of wreaking havoc on Democrats
The People’s Cube: Remains the finest purveyor of anti-Leftist illustrations in the world

The Salvador Dali Award for Most Creative Blogging
American Digest: The Internet’s free general store
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical: Savagely funny
Sondrakistan: Always a unique take on current events

The Matthew Yglesias Award for the Year’s Dumbest Blogger
Ezra Klein, a legal “expert who doesn’t know how laws work”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for Faux Conservatism
David Brooks
Paul Gigot
Karl Rove
Jennifer Rubin

The Melvin Keynes Award for World’s Funniest Economist (Economedian)
Paul Krugman for “Krugman vs. Krugman on Carbon Taxes

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:
2013 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners
2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners
2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners
2010 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners
2009 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners.

About Ask Marion

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