DR, one of my trusty readers has pointed me to this interesting confession by Aussie Dave that he’s a bit peeved at bloggers who are distorting his purposes in creating the JIB Awards. Jesus’ General of course comes in for his share of opprobrium because he has the effrontery to suggest that his readers vote for the few progressive blogs among the nominees:
there are bloggers who have seen it necessary to either disparage other competing blogs, or send their readers to skew the results by voting for selected blogs that conform to their ideology.
Which is of course laughable because the JIB Awards as a whole are largely a competition that conforms to Aussie Dave’s ideology. The only blogs that don’t are the ones that Jesus’ General is promoting.
I come in for my share too though Dave won’t name me (I guess I’m the blog “that dare not speak its name”):
…There have also been those who have tried to taint the entire awards with their baseless accusation and petty jealousies, but I have already devoted wasted enough time on them.
Dave and I have gone round and round on my charge that the JIB Awards are really promoting his own particular political, propaganda agenda. He’s given me further ammunition for this with the following statement:
The JIB awards were conceived…to bring attention to…Jewish, Israeli, and pro-Israel blogs,…which I consider absolutely necessary in light of the mainstream media bias against Israel (and, to some extent, Jews).
So there you have it, Aussie Dave admits in print that one of his main goals is to promote “pro-Israel blogs” and to combat the media’s alleged bias against Israel and Jews. It’s all the fault of those no-goodniks at anti-Israel publications like the New York Times and CNN, don’t you know. As for Di anti-Semitin, there’s one under every rug. They’re just waiting to jump out and bite us.
This too is an interesting admission from Dave about the “meaning” of winning a JIB award:
The results themselves are irrelevant. They may not necessarily be indicative of the quality or worth of the blog. They may very well only be indicative of the blogger’s readership, or their ability to garner support.
Saying the results are “irrelevant” would be like Bert Parks saying it didn’t matter who won the Miss America contest or like Simon Cowell saying it was “irrelevant” who won American Idol. Kind of a strange statement in my opinion. But it kinda makes me wonder whether the JIB Awards themselves are “irrelevant.”
Dave’s finally cottoned on to the fact that Little Green Footballs is of course going to win whatever category it’s in because it has a reservoir of 100,000 daily readers to call upon to support its nomination. Which of course means that mediocrity with a mass readership wins at the JIB Awards every time.
I know I’m gonna rile poor Dave even further by violating his directive but I urge my readers to vote for the few blogs (by following the link) I know and respect in the JIB Awards: