Hewitt Wins Yglesias Award
For those who don’t keep up with such things, “The Yglesias Award is for writers, politicians, columnists or pundits who actually criticize their own side, make enemies among political allies, and generally risk something for the sake of saying what they believe.”
What’s particularly ironic about this is that there’s also an award named after Hewitt: “The Hewitt Award – named after the absurd partisan fanatic, Hugh Hewitt, is given for the most egregious attempts to label Barack Obama as un-American, alien, treasonous, and far out of the mainstream of American life and politics.”
This is not to be confused, incidentally, with “The Malkin Award – named after blogger, Michelle Malkin – [which] is for shrill, hyperbolic, divisive and intemperate right-wing rhetoric. Ann Coulter is ineligible – to give others a chance.” It’s a counterpart to “The Moore Award – named after film-maker, Michael Moore – [which] is for divisive, bitter and intemperate left-wing rhetoric.”
Will this require that the Hewitt Award be renamed? Will Sullivan nominate himself for an Yglesias Award for nominating Hewitt for one? Truly, the mind boggles.