In honor of idiocy in the media, I hereby designate the Eve Ensler Award.

Today loser is a moron, from Daily Beast, Tunku Varadarajan, has claimed to have published a list of the top twenty-five right wing journalists, from Noel Sheppard, Newsbusters:

Main Entry: jour·nal·ist
Pronunciation: \-n?-list\
Function: noun
Date: 1693

1 a : a person engaged in journalism; especially : a writer or editor for a news medium b : a writer who aims at a mass audience
2 : a person who keeps a journal

Granted Paul Gigot is one damn fine writer, and be is more than welcome at Bitsblog.   However a journalist basically assembled facts into news.   Gigot writes opinions.     People who write opinions are better described a pundits, and not journalists.

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3 Responses to “Eve Ensler Loser: Tunku Varadarajan”

  1. Did you read those definitions from your Merriam-Webster or just copy and paste?  Isn’t Gigot an editor for the Wall St. Journal?  Isn’t editing for a newspaper journalism?  Isn’t journalism what a journalist does?  I think your offering Tunka some pretty stiff competition for that Ensler Award.

  2. Paul Gigot and the Wall Street Journal are damn good.   However a journalist assembles facts into news.   Gigot is in the opinion business.   That is to say he is a pundit.

  3. Maybe I put too fine a point on it.  Gigot is by definition a journalist ( see Merriam-Webster: “journalist”, “journalism”).  As an editor for the Wall Street Journal he is influential.  People who assemble facts into news are commonly known as ‘reporters’, a subset of ‘journalists’.When you want to get snarky about someone’s use of words it’s vital to have a basic understanding of semantics.