'Our choice ... our selection ... we selected ... we judge'
How strange has the conservative-journalism world become? Power Line has been touting
its first-ever book award -- Norman Podorhetz's 'World War IV'
-- and noting how it was 'our choice' and 'our selection' etc., etc. But then I read this City Room post
about its award dinner the other night:
John H. Hinderaker, one of the Power Line bloggers, said it was uncertain how the award would look in the future, who would present it, where the prize money would come from — and even if there would ever be another. This one came together mainly because the anonymous donor wanted to honor Mr. Podhoretz’s “World War IV,” Mr. Hinderaker said.
So there was never really a 'choice' or 'selection'? It was a book award in which only one book could win? ... PL's original 'we judge'
announcement made clear that the $25,000 award money came from an anonymous donor. But, unless the evil NYT got it wrong, PL didn't exactly point out that the donation came with an apparent stipulation that one book and one book alone could win. ... PL's original announcement also noted that its planned awards ceremony "promises to be a 'new media' milestone." Yeah, I'd say that turned out to be the case. ... Past coverage of the book award here