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Wed Jan 14, 2015, 12:11 AM

It's the Twelfth Annual Rocktivity/DU "You Call This NEWS?" Awards!

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Hello, and welcome yet again! First of all, sorry about the unscheduled delay of this year's ceremonies. The last time they were held late was out of respect to Gabby Giffords. This time, I got caught between being gentrified by my web host AND my internet service provider deciding to take a weekend vacation. But I am now comfortably settled in my new cyber-digs, and the ISP is giving me a one-month credit!

I suppose I should be depressed about the Republicans re-taking congress, but if anything, it puts us in that much better a position to bring more progressivism into the White House. And I hope Obama sees the wisdom of holding the line on net neutrality -- with the mainstream media in an even tighter right-wing grip, it's more important than ever that the netroots have room to blossom. So I'd like to dedicate this year's ceremony to Chuck Todd for media charlatanism below and beyond the call of duty -- from trying to compete with us with his First Read blog to directing politics at MSNBC to running the ratings of Meet the Press into the ground!

And now, on to 2014's other false media prophets -- unless you'd like to refresh your memories by going through the archives first:

[div style="text-align:center"]PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS
2003 - Bush's Ancestor's Bank Seized (Grandad - Germany/Nazi)
2004 - Cheney May Help or Hinder Bush's Chances


[div style="text-align:center"]PREVIOUS AWARD CEREMONIES
2005 - U.S. Army Report: Military Lost Dominance In Iraq After Invasion
2006 - Iraq On Brink Of Becoming A Failed State
2007 - Iraqis Blame U.S. Invasion For Discord
2008 - Bush sees no recession coming
2009 - Bottled water sales dry up - Industry Asks 'Why?'
2010 - Former Head of FEMA says Bush Administration Downplayed Severity of Hurricane Katrina
2011 - Wal-Mart: Our Shoppers Are "Running Out Of Money"
2012 - CIA Docs Confirm: Cheney Is A Liar!
2013 - It's official: Pope has not abolished sin, says Vatican



[div class="excerpt" style="text-align:center;border: 2px #000000 ridge"]TWELFTH ANNUAL ROCKTIVITY DU/LBN "YOU CALL THIS NEWS?" AWARD WINNERS

[div style="text-align:center"]SPECIAL ACHEIVEMENT AWARD
The New York Times Just Issued the Best Correction You'll Read All Week
Media Source: Mother Jones.com
Posted by: N2doc
An earlier version of a summary with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president.
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Is Judith Miller running the paper?"
-- NYtoBush-Drop Dead


[div style="text-align:center"]SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:
THE "YOU FORGOT THE 'NOT FROM THE ONION' DISCLAIMER" CATEGORY

Pimp sues Nike for $100 million for lack of warning label after beating victim with Jordans
Media Source: Oregon Live.com
Posted by: Alp227

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "I admire a pimp who's willing to beat his slaves on behalf of oppressed children."
-- Orrex


John Boehner’s Lawyer Quits Because Lawsuit Against Obama Could Harm His Credibility
Media Source: PoliticsUSA.com
Posted by: CatWoman

Best Posts (Other Than Mine):
"Bought to you by the party who claims to be against frivolous lawsuits."
-- Lob1

"Orly Taitz, please pick up the white courtesy phone..."
-- Jberryhill




[div style="text-align:center"]HONORABLE MENTION
43 House Republicans Are Suing President Obama For Being The President of the United States
Media Source: PoliticsUSA.com
Posted by: MrScorpio

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "The problem with the...GOP is real simple: There's a black man in the White House and he's NOT the butler."
-- Hobbit709


[div style="text-align:center"]HONORABLE MENTION:
THE "TO FIGURE THIS OUT, YOU HAD TO DO A FREAKING STUDY?" CATEGORY

Gun access tied to greater suicide, murder risk
Media Source: Yahoo.com
Posted by: Onehandle

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Totally shocking to me that a piece of equipment designed to kill people makes it easier to kill people, including oneself. "
-- Truebluegreen


[div style="text-align:center"]THIRD RUNNER UP
Non-White Prisoners are more Profitable for Private Prisons
Media Source: AllGov.com
Posted by: The Straight Story

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Oh, great. Another example of the white man getting passed over.."
-- Orrex


[div style="text-align:center"]SECOND RUNNER UP
Juan Williams Suggests Calls To Impeach Obama Have Racist Undertones
Media Source: Talking Points Memo.com
Posted by: Alp227

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "At long last, the Clue Bird has pooped on Juan Williams' head."
-- The Velveteen Ocelot


[div style="text-align:center"]FIRST RUNNER UP
Corey Knowlton, who won auction to kill endangered black rhino, now fears for his life
Media Source: Raw Story
Posted by: Judi Lynn

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "How's it feel, f*cker?"
-- Tabasco


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ROCKTIVITY/DU "YOU CALL THIS NEWS?" AWARDS:

(State) trooper wants job back because raping that girl was just a ‘moral mistake’
Media Source: RawStory.com
Posted by: DonViejo

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "In related news, the estate of Adolf Eichmann has petitioned..."
-- Loaded Liberal Dem

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Congrats to all the posters and commenters, and that goes double for Alp 227 for winning twice and Judi Lynn for winning her second! And for this year, let's send the bar bill for the after party to Elizabeth Warren -- since she's not running, she'll need SOMETHING to do with the money being raised to draft her!


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rocktivity Jan 2015 OP
calimary Jan 2015 #1
vanlassie Jan 2015 #2
Scuba Jan 2015 #3
malthaussen Jan 2015 #4
rocktivity Jan 2015 #5
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rocktivity Jan 2015 #9
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lob1 Jan 2015 #12
rocktivity Jan 2015 #15
rocktivity Jan 2015 #16
rocktivity Jan 2015 #19
Jeff Rosenzweig Jan 2015 #8
CatWoman Jan 2015 #11
Orrex Jan 2015 #13
MrScorpio Jan 2015 #14
hobbit709 Jan 2015 #17
onehandle Jan 2015 #18
rocktivity Jan 2016 #20

Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 02:51 AM

1. These are GREAT!!!

We have some champion wits here at DU!

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Wed Jan 14, 2015, 03:10 AM

2. Nice work. Kicking.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 06:56 AM

3. "How's it feel, f*cker?"

 

These are all great, but the one I quoted is my fave. Thanks rocktivity and all the DU wits.

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Wed Jan 14, 2015, 10:09 AM

4. A very tough choice, to be sure.

The "news" has gotten so crazy these days, picking a winner is not easy. I salute you!

-- Mal

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Thu Jan 15, 2015, 12:15 PM

5. "Thanks for the Recs" kick n/t


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 12:32 PM

6. Friday kick n/t


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Sat Jan 17, 2015, 12:05 AM

7. Saturday Kick n/t


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 10:22 PM

9. Saturday Night Fever kick n/t


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 01:18 PM

10. Sunday Kick n/t


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 07:42 PM

12. I'll kick it for Monday. Thanks, rocktivity.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 02:51 PM

15. Wednesday kick


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 07:37 PM

16. Weekend Kick n/t

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Sat Jan 31, 2015, 05:30 PM

19. Weekend kick the second


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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:15 AM

8. Bravo!

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Mon Jan 19, 2015, 07:15 PM

11. lol

i'm honored

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Mon Jan 19, 2015, 08:25 PM

13. I am humbled to find myself in the presence of these worthies

K/R!

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:01 PM

14. Sweet!

Thanks for the consideration!

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Thu Jan 29, 2015, 08:04 AM

17. Damn, I got an award.

Reminds me of the time a friend of mine won the trophy at the stoner fishing tournament in Port Aransas.
The weather wasn't good for fishing but 5 points per pound were awarded for blue crab. She spent all day with a chicken neck on a string pulling them out of the water.
At the banquet and awards ceremony she was pretty wasted from drinking scotch all night and stood there with the trophy and said
"That's the first time I ever got an award for catching crabs."

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Fri Jan 30, 2015, 04:02 PM

18. Great job! nt

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 01:54 AM

20. "In related news, the estate of Adolf Eichmann has petitioned..."

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