Washington Post Aims For "Hip", Breaks Hip Instead

The Washington Post proves it’s got a ways to go before it complexly “gets” blogs. Their 2004 Best Blogs – Politics and Elections Readers’ Choice Awards is now open and it’s a steaming pile of turd right out of the gate.

Why?

  1. The site requires an annoying registration (even if you’re already registered at the Post)

  2. Nominee for Best Republican Party Coverage – Daily Kos

  3. Nominee for Best Democratic Party Coverage – National Review – The Corner

Now you know why I announced the 2004 Weblog Awards a couple days before I was ready to make the announcement. It’s going to be MUCH better…

Here’s your exclusive first look at the Titanic of blog award ballots:

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Legend – Bold (WTF?), Italic (Who?)

Best Rant

Eschaton
Daily Kos
National Review – The Corner
Billmon
Lileks.com

Best Democratic Party Coverage

Daily Kos
National Review – The Corner
Eschaton
Talking Points Memo
Electablog

Best Republican Party Coverage

National Review – The Corner
Blogs for Bush
Daily Kos
Redstate.org
Andrew Sullivan

Best International

Informed Comment
National Review – The Corner
Little Green Footballs
Iraq The Model
Oxblog

Most Original

National Review – The Corner
Fafblog
Lileks.com
Electablog
Little Green Footballs

Best Campaign Dirt

Wonkette
Daily Kos
National Review – The Corner
National Review – Kerry Spot
Eschaton

Best Inside the Beltway

Talking Points Memo
National Review – The Corner
Wonkette
INDC Journal
Daily Kos

Best Outside the Beltway

Eschaton
Instapundit.com
National Review – The Corner [Ed – Make up your mind, inside or outside]
Daily Kos [Ed – ditto]
Washington Monthly – Political Animal
Daly Thoughts ECB 2004

Class Clown

Wonkette
IMAO
ScrappleFace
Jesus’ General
Fafblog

Most Likely To Last Beyond Election Day

Talking Points Memo
National Review – The Corner
Daily Kos
Instapundit.com
Eschaton

Of course none of the entries are were hyperlinked.
Daily Democrat Desperation & Delusion Dispatch
Announcing the 2004 Weblog Awards

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