2007's Scandals And Scoundrels And D*¢%heads, Oh My!

As another year comes to a close we're met with the familiar barrage of typically lame 'look back at the year' specials and 'Year's Best' and 'Worst' lists, most if not all of which are hardly ever worth mentioning except for when they wind up naming the absurd. That said, and Putin as Time's Person of the Year or the McLaughlin Group's Winners and Losers notwithstanding, this year just might be the exception. Perhaps the first clue something might be different was when O'Reilly's own Best of Worst of 2007 segment seemed like someone from our crew or perhaps Media Matters might have helped to put it together. In any case, there's at least two year end lists/awards this year that are definitely worth checking out.
The first of which comes to us via Josh Marshall (who incidentally was one of GQ's "Men of the Year" honorees for 2007) who has named the official nominees for this year's first annual "Golden Duke Awards," the winners of which will soon be featured on Bill Moyers Journal. And not surprisingly, several of the Golden Duke finalists also made the cut for Bill Maher's 'D*¢%heads of the Year' in this month's Rolling Stone (which is a much more appropriately titled line-up in this not-so-humble writer's opinion, but I am glad he didn't have award statues made to go with them).

So, what do you think? Were there any other crooks and liars that Josh Marshall or Bill Maher left out?


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