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:
Best News Site:
Best Political Site:
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:
Best Talk Radio Host Website:
Best Designated Blogger:
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:
Best Online Magazines:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.