From a comment by Mr. Furious at Balloon Juice:
As some of you know, I work in publishing… Last week the ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) announced the finalists for the 2010 Awards—which is like the Oscars for magazines…I just about spit my coffee out when I read this:
Nominees for Best Columns and Commentary—Recognizes excellence in short-form social, economic and political commentary, including humor
James Bennet, Editor
For three columns by Megan McArdle
“Sink and Swim,” June; “Misleading Indicator,” November; “Lead Us Not Into Debt,” December
Really, Bennet? Over the last year, the three best columns in The Atlantic were McArdle’s?
There you go. I expect everyone to abandon their churches at once and spend Sunday helping their fellow man. Except McArdle, of course, who will spend the day visiting hospitals so she can throw things at the dying patients or scream insults at people in wheelchairs.