Best Pundit/Professional Commentator Blog of 2008

Posted: December 16, 2008 by John Klein in results

As selected by Canadian Blog Award voters, here are the rankings for:

Best Pundit/Professional Commentator Blog

1. Antonia – Broadsides    78    30.95%

2. Kady O’Malley – ITQ    56    22.22%

3. Mark Steyn    55    21.83%

4. Inkless Wells    48    19.05%

5. 59 Carden St.     15    5.95%

Total votes 252

Tonight our finalists get a bit of a roast, courtesy of Gabriel at Salted Lithium:

Broadsides, written by Antonia Zerbisias, a columnist for the Star’s Living section, won with a minority of votes over the Parliamentary news column of MacLean Magazine’s Kady O’Malley and the wit, wisdom and drinking games that is the blog of Mark Steyn. I’d expect, given the general politics of the publications and columnists involved, there’s a very good possibility of a coalition. If so I expect Antonia to prorogue the awards until the situation can be sorted out.

A few years ago in a bar in Ottawa I introduced Paul Wells to some friends as “a great columnist for The Post” and one of my friends said “oh, it’s great to meet you Mr. Coyne”. True story. So close. Congratulations Paul, fourth place is almost exactly like winning.

The Guelph Mercury’s blog about city hall politics, 59 Carden St., may be the smallest of the finalists but the Mercury’s city hall reporters, Magda Konieczna and Nicole O’Reilly, do an excellent job reporting on news from the Queen’s City. Fifth place in this category is not a loss.

  1. […] Belle Dame Zerbisias Tags: ‘is’an honourjusttobenominated, canadian blog awards, metameta on her richly deserved victory! (And to all the other winners as well, of […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s