I must begin our announcement of the winners of the 2016 Paul Revere Award by humbly apologizing to Odd Job who nominated Xenophilic The Return. Somehow his nomination was inadvertently omitted from the list of nominees. It was an honest mistake for which I am truly sorry. I hope a gift card from Amazon will demonstrate how deeply I regret the oversight.
There was strong participation this year in both the nominating process and in the voting. Some bloggers were only too happy to put up posts on their blogs to help call attention to our efforts to recognize the proprietors of small conservative sites—whose work was filled with “the breathings of their heart”—who fed our souls with laughter, championed the freedom of expression and restored our buoyancy in a troubled world.
Our award honors these bloggers because they, like Paul Revere, were not born to wealth. They are ordinary men and women who are involved citizens keeping their readers informed of events which may touch their lives.
Revere is credited by the Central Intelligence Agency as the creator of the first patriot intelligence network on record. An obituary in the Boston Intelligence solemnly noted, "Seldom has the tomb closed upon a life so honorable and useful."
Voting closed at midnight last night. I kept a screenshot of the final results. We utilized polling this year to keep things fair and square.
Our elves are now busily engraving the statuettes with each winner’s name. An email will be sent to the winners with their official badge which they can place on their site if they so choose.
So, without further ado, here are the Top 20 Winners of the 2016 Paul Revere Award as well as our Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to one and all. Thank you to everyone who participated in honoring these fine bloggers.
TOP 20 WINNERS