Sean Hannity, the Incarnation of the Right Wing Gutter Press, to Get Buckley Award

It’s like giving Ann Coulter some award for Greatness in American Letters named for Flannery O’Connor. It doesn’t elevate Coulter. It just insults O’Connor.

NY Times on the Hugo Awardification of the Right Wing Noise Machine:

Fox News host Sean Hannity will receive the William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence later this year at a gala dinner in Washington, D.C. As honors go, neither the award nor the organization bestowing it — the Media Research Center — is particularly noteworthy.

But sometimes symbolism is more potent than fact. If we have reached the point where rank-and-file conservatives see nothing amiss with giving Hannity an award named for Buckley, then surely there’s a Milton Friedman Prize awaiting Steve Bannon for his insights on free trade. And maybe Sean Spicer can receive the Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent for his role in exposing “fake news.” The floor’s the limit.

Or, in Hannity’s case, the crawl space beneath it.

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