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


From Director Blue: “The moment you’ve been waiting for…”

I am known for not letting things go to my head so I humbly announce that I won one of Doug Ross’ award for Best All Around Blogging as did my blogmates Terresa Monroe-Hamilton and Nice Deb and several others. My blog colleagues at the Watchers Council all won for Best Blog Ring and Tom White of VA Right won for Best State-Focused Reporting. Trevor Loudon won The Ronald Reagan Award for Best Anti-Communism Blog.

My overwhelmingly humble selfie:

VIP in my head

I joke around but no way do I deserve to be in the company of these bloggers. The many writers who contribute to the Sentinel deserve the award – Gary Spina, James Soviero, Joe David, Dianne Hermann, Arthur Christopher Schaper, Rosalie Hanson, Julie on Politics, get special mention. Then there are the people behind the scenes like Grumpy Elder.

Doug Ross and his sites DirectorBlue and BadBlueNews are terrific.

Check out the sites that won. They’re really worthwhile unless you’re a leftist, then they’re your worst nightmare.


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: 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

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

Citizen-Journalist of the Year:

Rich Weinstein, for his outstanding expose of Gruber-gate

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 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

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

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: 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


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