Thursday, July 19, 2007


It's been brought to my attention that I failed to post the Watchers Council winners from June 29.

First place in the council went to A Stunningly Dishonest Piece of Advocacy Writing About the Supreme Court by Bookworm Room. Which it certainly was, but it was a New Yorker piece, so that's about what you'd expect. None dare call it journalism.

Votes also went to The Most Ridiculous Story of the Year? (2) by Cheat Seeking Missiles. It's actually a newspaper column, and it telegraphs everything you need to know to despise it in the title: "We've Lost. Here's How To Handle It." As though this were a problem requiring self-esteem strategies.

First place outside the council went to The Rupture by Seraphic Secret, which examines and comments on some of the more colorful threads in the twisted weave of modern Mideast history.