HERE THEY ARE: The 2015 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners #Fab50

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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 – 2015 Fabulous 50 Blog AwardsAnd 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 2015 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 still the undisputed champion

Best Group Blog:

American Thinker: Thomas Lifson has continued to build an impressive roster of top-notch and thought-provoking contributors

FrontpageMag: one of the most important policy sites operating today

HotAir: Ed Morrissey and Jazz Shaw spearhead this longstanding stalwart

Best Op-Ed Blog:

PJ Media: All grown up now and featuring some of the most powerful op-eds in the land

Right Wing News: John Hawkins’ site combines syndicated columnists and up-and-comers and represents a wide spectrum of conservative thought leadership

Best Blog Portal:

BadBlue: the only conservative news portal operating without any human editors, using algorithms to level the playing field between small blogs and large sites

Best All-Around Blogging:

Dave Blount’s Moonbattery: Relentless, incisive and always valuable commentary

Glenn Reynolds’ Instapundit: The Blogfather and his acolytes continue to punch out all of the critical news on what seems to be a minute-by-minute basis

Jammie Wearing Fool: Entertaining, important and sarcastic analyses that always cut to the chase

Jeff Dunetz: A prolific and talented blogger whose new site and layout have translated directly to increased traffic and relevance

Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit: One of the earliest conservative bloggers and still one of the best

Sara Noble: Consistently thought-provoking, timely and comprehensive chronicles of the failures of the Socialist Democrat Party

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton: A tireless patriot who never hesitates to throw down against the Marxist Left

The XX Committee: Tracking important stories concerning intelligence, national security and strategy

The Z Man: Fast-rising star of the conservative ecosystem with a major league intellect

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 Fabulous 50 Hall of Fame inductee, Williams continues to crank out important, compelling, and powerful work

Best Columnist Working in Mixed Media:

Larry Elder: A fearless truth-teller, never hesitating to speak truth to power

Best Columnist Working in New Media:

Daniel Greenfield: One of the most gifted authors working today

Best Captive Columnist:

John Derbyshire: politically incorrect and virtually always right

Entrepreneur of the Year:

Ben Shapiro is a repeat winner, this year for his leadership of DailyWire

Best Blog Improvements:

LidBlog, for a new site design that appears to be gaining traction

Most Innovative Blogger:

William A. Jacobson, for his leadership of Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion and its sister sites

Most Valuable Twitter Feed:

@AdamBaldwin: The pulse of the conservative ecosystem

@IowaHawkBlog (David Burge): There’s no contest, Burge remains the single most talented humorist on Twitter

@RealJamesWoods (James Woods): Invariably right

@HeyTammyBruce (Tammy Bruce): The multi-media star seems to be on track, 24×7

Best News Site:

CNS News: A truly brave and uncensored source of the truth

Washington Free Beacon: Unwavering and outstanding reporting of critical issues from inside DC

Washington Examiner: Carpet-bombing America with truth from the heart of the Beltway

Best Political Site:

Breitbart: Still a rogue site, offering refreshingly non-establishment takes on Beltway cronyism and corruption

Daily Caller: Exceptional, original reporting capable of disrupting the DC elites’ narrative

Best Political Reporting:

Conservative Treehouse: The Last Refuge has redefined political analysis with its terrific investigative reporting on the GOP establishment’s “splitter strategy”

Best Public Policy Blog

Daily Signal: Always insightful coverage of the key policy issues confronting the country

Best News Blog:

Weasel Zippers: Still one of the finest conservative news aggregators, operating at warp speed and sourced from around the globe

Most Valuable Blogger:

Michelle Malkin: Few have had as big an impact on the blogosphere as Ms. Malkin, who founded both Hot Air and Twitchy

Best Blogger in a Group Blog:

Jazz Shaw of Hot Air: Consistently excellent coverage of an impressively wide range of issues

Rookie of the Year:

DailyWire: another invaluable Ben Shapiro resource

Stop Shouting!: an astute and unique voice of reason in the war against progressivism

Best Grassroots Blogs

Bookworm Room: Serious brainpower applied to the problems of the day

Captain’s Journal: Herschel Smith’s site is always worth a visit and a stay

Da Tech Guy: A cadre of seven bloggers orchestrated by syndicated radio host Da Tech Guy

Edward Klein: The author has offered us some stunning inside looks at the Clinton family and related skulduggery

Had Enough Therapy?: Stuart Schneiderman’s site never fails to offer critical insights

Just One Minute: Mr. Maguire’s blog roll may be stuck in 2004, but his site remains timely and always interesting

The Mental Recession: Rusty Weiss always peels back the onion to get at the truth

Poor Richard’s News: An excellent cure for the disease of mainstream media pap

The PC Graveyard: Highlighting key news bytes that few bother to cover

Victory Girls: ladies who are all beautiful spirits and patriettes

Western Rifle Shooters Association: do you understand yet?

Blog Posts of the Year:

An Open Rant Aimed at Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment“, by Charles C.W. Cooke

The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates“, by Mark Steyn

The Poisonous Obama Years“, by Noath Rothman

Why Islam is a Religion of War“, by Daniel Greenfield

The truth about gun deaths: numbers and actual solutions“, by Jazz Shaw

Best Video Blog:

Trifecta by Bill Whittle, Stephen Green, and Scott Ott: compelling analysis — laser-targeted and heat-seeking

Best Newsletter:

The RedState Morning Briefing, which is chock full of newsworthy nuggets. That said, the last such briefing I received was on November 17th, so I’m wonder if it’s been discontinued. That would be a real shame.

Best Online Magazines:

City Journal: Key public policy issues from an urban perspective

Ricochet: Editor Jon Gabriel serves up a raucous buffet of ideas and analyses

Best U.S. Econ Blog:

The American Enterprise Institute: An unflagging champion of free markets and capitalism

Best Global Econ Blog:

ZeroHedge: Rapid-fire reportage from around the world on all things economic

Best Survival Blogs:

Survival Blog: A veritable encyclopedia of prepping

Survival Mom: Well-designed site focused on helping families prepare for the day when things go wrong

Best Blog for Entrepreneurs:

Both Sides of the Table: Mark Suster’s expertise on venture capital and startups

Startup L. Jackson: entertaining advice for those interested in startups and technology

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, a repeat winner, continues doing yeoman’s work on MichelleMalkin.com

Best Investigative Reporter:

Sharyl Attkisson: Fearless — and feared by those who have something to hide

Best Investigative Reporting:

Judicial Watch: Still the investigative champ, running circles around the Republican “oversight” leadership in both chambers

Project Veritas: What 60 Minutes once was

Best Independent Investigation:

Sharyl Attkisson: For her discovery of a meth lab operating inside a federal agency

Best Anti-Corruption Site

Watchdog.org: The best grass-roots investigators operating today

Best Voter Integrity Blog:

True the Vote: A monumentally important and patriotic project

Best White House Coverage:

Keith Koffler of White House Dossier: Entertaining and unique (in that it’s honest) coverage from in and around the White House

Best First Lady Blog:

Michelle’s Mirror: nothing butt the naked truth behind FLOTUS with the best comments section east of the Mississippi

Best Blog-Ring:

The Watcher’s Council: A repeat winner, all 2015 Council members qualify for this award. The longest running blog-ring of its kind, the Council’s weekly winners are always must-reads

Best Latin American Coverage:

Babalú Blog: Dedicated to exposing the bloody dictatorship in Cuba

Fausta’s Blog: The single best news portal to catch the key events occurring in Latin America

Best Legal Writer:

Andrew C. McCarthy: As dogged a defender of the Constitution as he was when acting as a federal prosecutor; an invaluable truth-teller

Best Firearms Blogger:

Bob Owens: Always relevant and timely summaries of the current state of firearms, political posturing, and cold, hard reality

John R. Lott: A world-renowned economist destroys the repeated lies and failures of gun control advocates head on

WeaponsMan: Weapons and much more

Best Gun Blog:

Bearing Arms: Still the best source of unvarnished reporting on Second Amendment issues

Extrano’s Alley: A great resource for all things firearms and crime

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 Science Blog:

Wait But Why: Tim Urban’s phenomenal site is unique and, at times, literally mindblowing

Best Climate Blog:

Climate Audit: Steve McIntyre’s site is unsettling the science on a daily basis

The Pirate’s Cove: The layman’s favorite climate news portal

Watts Up With That: Still the world’s leading website for climate coverage

Fabulous 50 Hall of Fame Award Winners for Lifetime Achievements

Rush Limbaugh for his decades of contributions to advancing conservatism, capitalism and free markets

Mark Levin for his tireless efforts to restore the United States Constitution

Best Blog on the Culture Wars

Robert Stacy McCain, The Other McCain: A one-man wrecking ball, bringing devastating truths to a bevy of amoral savages

Best State-focused Reporting

GraniteGrok (New Hampshire)

The HayRide (Louisiana)

VA Right (Virginia

Best Cartoonist

Chris Muir, Day By Day: Dazzling, sexy and startling

Stilton Jarlsberg, Hopenchange: Wickedly funny

Michael Ramirez: No contest; pound-for-pound the finest political cartoonist in the world

Best Newspaper Op-Ed Page

Investors Business Daily: A repeat winner, IBD features 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:

Caroline Glick: A rare voice of reason in the Middle East

Israel Matzav: Honest coverage of Israeli issues from the heart of it all

The Geert Wilders Award for Best Anti-Jihad Blog:

Creeping Sharia: Documenting the uncomfortable truths that the Democrats and Leftist Media seek to conceal from the American public

Gates of Vienna: Global news, often from grassroots journalists, documenting the true nature of an ideology rooted in world domination

JihadWatch: An unwavering chronicler of the war against Western civilization

Pamela Geller: America’s single most fearless and dogged advocate for rationality when dealing with a religious, political and military hybrid

The Religion of Peace: An indomitable and invaluable reference site, chock full of comprehensive data, reporting, and analysis

Vlad Tepes: Bringing unique and global insights to the world’s oldest war

The General George S. Patton Award for War-Blogging

Long War Journal: Important and timely takes on the longest war in history

Strategy Page: A one-stop shop for tracking conflicts around the world

Best Media Watchdog Blog:

MEMRI: The raw truth straight from the Middle East; an invaluable source of real reporting that America’s mainstream press often ignores

NewsBusters: The ultimate reference site for diagnosing media falsehoods and omissions

Best Audio/Video Site:

Media Equalizer: Tremendous, high quality coverage of key sound bites that matter

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

The Senator John Blutarsky Award for Conservative Blogging:

Ace o’ Spades: Pricking the Leftist thought bubble

The Daniel Simpson Day Award for Best Satirical Blog:

Duffel Blog: The armed forces answer to The Onion

The Broken Lizard Award for Best Blog Implosion

A repeat winner, Little Green Footballs continues its longterm meltdown (accepting the award for LGF is The Diary of Daedalus, which is attempting to hold an intervention)

The Andrew Dice Clay Award for Political Incorrectness:

Angry White Dude: Politically incorrect is putting it mildly

Cold Fury: Politically incorrect and littered with entertaining, ehm, colloquiallisms

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 GOPe Panic Attack of the Year Award

Hypersensitive GOPe Columnist of the Year

Kevin D. Williamson of National Review, for blocking both myself and summer intern Biff Spackle on Twitter for some mild criticism and parody.

The Matthew Yglesias Award for the Year’s Dumbest Blogger:

Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post, a purported “conservative” whose yearlong assault on Ted Cruz has been (predictably) a SCOAMF.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for Helping to Destroy the Republican Party by Disenfranchising the Base

The Melvin Keynes Award for World’s Funniest Economist (Economedian):

Paul Krugman for claiming to “have been right about everything“, when even a cursory review by a primate-level intellect reveals that his record is uniformly awful

 

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  1. We needs these media outlets to keep the People informed to what is really going on in the World of Politics. MSNBC and others have failed us with their lies and allegiance to Obama instead of America !

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