Sunday, December 31, 2006

Worst piece of MSM writing in 2006

My award for the worst journalistic prose of 2006--at least that I've come across--goes to columnist Carol Marin of the Chicago Sun-Times.

And wouldn't you know it involves Illinois' junior senator, Barack Obama.

From her December 17 column:

Now, it seems, time has chosen Obama as his clock ticks toward a January date with destiny. And no group of people is more excited than those of us who will cover the election. We like the fact that we knew him when. Long before folks in Iowa or New Hampshire stuck out their hands to press his flesh, we actually rubbed shoulders. He's our homey and we are his. As hometown press, we're wild about this story. A politician from Chicago tearing down a barrier of race. One of our own ready to make history.

Fair and balanced.

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