It’s so wonderful to live in a culture that always awards you for something — even if it’s for being so loathsome.
Mediaite is out with its WORST in media awards.
On the list are usual suspects like MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow (for his overall delivery and atrociousness), FNC’s Bob Beckel (for being stupid and sexist), Salon (for click bait, etc…) and NYT‘s Maureen Dowd (for a column on not being able to handle a marijuana candy bar). They even awarded something they called “the Elizabeth Lauten non-troversy” — which went to that story of the poor Republican communications aide Elizabeth Lauten, who recently resigned from her job working for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) after scolding President Obama‘s children for the clothes they wore and the way they behaved at the White House turkey pardoning (sounds a little absurd when you take a step back from it). Her story is their runner up for most overblown of the year. Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh got a random shout-out for the worst. They offer no explanation for that one. Then again, when calling Walsh “the worst” it doesn’t really require a huge amount of explaining.
Rolling Stone naturally received a WORST award. The site called their UVA rape story “horrifying.”
I take issue with their WORST award for CNN Chris Cuomo‘s Twitter account, which is a terribly fun read, not smoothed over or carefully written by a publicist. Mediaite is just flat out wrong on this one. Can’t we just enjoy watching a cable news anchor say what he really thinks for a change? Keep up the greatness Cuomo! Don’t listen to them — after all, they’re in love with Brian Stelter and that should tell you something. [RELATED: News That Will Make You Want To Vomit]
Breitbart News also came out on top among the WORSTS. They called the site “stenographers” for Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. There’s much to love about the entertainment value to Trump. But it’s tough to forget when the real estate mogul, reeling from the bitterness he felt from a BuzzFeed profile, rang up Breitbart‘s Matthew Boyle and told him a bunch of lies about BuzzFeed‘s McKay Coppins, including that the married Coppins “ogled” women while at the “presidential hopeful’s” Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.
Mediate failed to mention Breitbart‘s worst atrocity of 2014, which was charging a tea party group for event coverage. Seriously, what the hell was that? They still have yet to offer an explanation.
Incidentally, they also gave Breitbart editor John Nolte a runner up WORST in Twitter award.
In a related incident that emerged on Twitter Thursday, Mediate editor-in-chief Andrew Kirell and Washington Examiner‘s T. Becket Adams were yukking it up about a story Breitbart wrote defending Palin. The story has since been removed from the site.
But Breitbart can explain that one.
Breitbart Associate Editor Milo Yiannopoulos wrote today on Twitter, “Thanks for concern – Breitbart moving to a new CMS so some stuff has disappeared. Temporary glitch.”