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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-06-04 12:35 AM
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WIMBLEHACK! . . . (you guys will love this! . . .)
The search for America's worst campaign journalist has begun

By Matt Taibbi
The New York Press
October 6-12, 2004


Though we're tempted to blame the politicians, it's time to dig deeper. It's time to blame the press corps that daily brings us this unrelenting symphony of horseshit and never comes within 1000 miles of an apology for any of it. And it's time to blame the press not only as a class of people, but as individuals. We must brand anyone who puts his name or his face on credulous campaign coverage an eternal Enemy of the State. Hopefully, over time, this will have a deterrent effect.

To begin this important process of collective healing, we must find that first person to mark with our scorn. That is why New York Press has launched the First Quadrennial Election Hack Invitational a tournament, to be held between now and the week after the election, which will answer the question: "Who is the worst campaign journalist in America?"

The rules are very simple. We have chosen 32 of the country's leading campaign reporters, mostly from the world of print, and bracketed them into pairs. Each week, the pairs will square off against one another. Whoever writes worse, advances. It's that simple.

The tournament progresses until the week after the election, when the writer of the worst and most slavish and dishonest election post-mortem among the two remaining contestants will receive an Illustrious Mystery Prize from the New York Press tournament committee. Anyone familiar with the history of these sorts of competitions is welcome to speculate as to what that might be.

- more . . .

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-06-04 12:50 AM
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1. My predicted semi-finalists.
Edited on Wed Oct-06-04 12:54 AM by TahitiNut
Robert Novak in the Mendacious Conference (that's a no brainer)
Howard Fineman in the Vapid Conference
Ann Coulter in the Pompous Conference
George Will in the Greedy Conference

The finals will pit Robert Novak against Ann Coulter

And the winner is ...? (Can it be awarded in prison?)

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Roy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-06-04 01:03 AM
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2. Narrowing those list to one will be tough...
There are some real losers in that crop.

Suggestion: While reading through these names have a LARGE PLASTIC BAG and plenty of fresh minty toothpaste handy.
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