The Jerusalem Post and Aussie Dave have announced the winner’s of the right-wing Jewish blogfest, the JIB Awards. Undoubtedly, one of the most surprising outcomes was that Little Green Footballs, the blog that never met a Muslim it didn’t hate, won in the only two categories in which it competed. But nothing was fixed according to Dave. You see anyone could vote and all you had to do was persuade enough people to vote for you. The fact that LGF has 100,000 visitors per day didn’t necessarily mean they had to win, did it?
LGF won in the ‘Israeli Advocacy’ and ‘Mega Blog’ categories. You know, I like that term ‘Israeli Advocacy.’ Makes it sound like you’re David taking on Goliath in defending Israel before the world. But personally, I think “advocacy” is just a euphemism for “propaganda.” Go ahead, read something over at Charley Johnson’s blog-shmatte. If you’re a reasonable person you’ll have to admit that the hot doo-doo he serves up over there is pure propaganda. Here’s a random sample of one of his recent headlines: Abu Ghraib, the Endless Hamster Wheel. Here’s a shock: New Abu Ghraib abuse photos anger Arabs. You wouldn’t want to admit that Arabs might have a right to be a tad upset at seeing prisoners’ bodies covered by excrement (one of the delightful features of this new batch), would you? LGF is all attitude and distortion with little concern for truth or fact.
As for the other winners, as I’ve written here before, there isn’t anyone much to the left of Attila the Hun. Well, yes CK of Jewlicious (which won two categories) boasts that he’s a “liberal” though I’ve critiqued that claim…so there is one winner somewhere to the left of Attila. The one blog I WAS rooting for, Jewschool, placed second in two categories. Clearly, virtue and quality are not rewarded in JIBA.
So hats off to JIBA. Mazel tov, Dave, you’ve done it again. Celebrating propaganda and mediocrity in the pro-Israel blog world.