Sunny, among many others, is dismayed by the prospect of fuckwit Melanie Phillips winning some British blogging award. And I can completely understand. If that no-talent venomous witch were to emerge victorious it would be an appalling travesty, given that her career and blog consist of spouting batshit insane nonsense, often demonstrably untrue and often so wildly far from the truth that you have to wonder exactly what grasp on reality the woman really has. Seriously. It's not as if the "The Jews did 9-11" ravers are given airtime in the mainstream media (and quite rightly so), yet Phillips, just as bonkers but with different political views, is allowed to continue as if she's actually any good.
What the legitimisation of Phillips does is give a totally false impression. As if she's regarded as anything other than a fucking massive fruitcake. Surely most Jewish people wince when they read her column and blog (at least I hope they do), where the conspiracy theories get wilder and wilder than the things she's permitted to publish in the Spectator and Daily Mail. It's complete and utter fucking nonsense. It's drivel. It wouldn't be allowed from any other writer in the country; and if it were from any other political slant, it wouldn't be allowed at all. Not that I really care, but it's damaging to the reputation of the Spectator and the Mail to have such a despicably useless non-journalist twat spouting such cobblers on a regular basis. It demeans every other thing in those publications.
But then, on the other hand, you have to take a step back. The blog awards in question involved various submissions, which were then looked at by the organisers and then put through as finalists. As far as I'm aware, the number of submissions for a particular blog (ie due to a concerted effort from a small group of rather tragic individuals who support Mad Mel and her stupid views) didn't count towards whether or not a certain entry was put through as a finalist.
Therefore, there's only one conclusion to reach: that the people in charge of the awards actually thought it was good.
Much as it's important that Phillips doesn't win, you have to bear in mind that the awards are rather tarnished by the fact that she was selected as a finalist in the first place. You know, someone went to the blog, read what was on there and considered that it was actually any good, and not a pile of steaming shit.
Who would want to win an award whose judges think Melanie Phillips is anything other than a fucking fruitloop?
But still, let's make her lose.