The shortlists for the EI Commentariat Awards were announced this evening. I am shaking my head at the blogging shortlists...
Shortlist: Melanie Phillips, Spectator.co.uk
Nick Robinson, BBC
Paul Waugh, London Evening Standard
Best Blog Site
Shortlist: Coffee House, The Spectator
Comment is Free, The Guardian
Telegraph Blogs, Telegraph Media Group
Having won the award last year I have to say I am extremely disappointed that not a single independent blogger is shortlisted this year. More evidence that the mainstream media is eating up the blogosphere?
PS And someone please, please tell me how Marina Hyde is nominated as political commentator of the year alongside Danny Finkelstein and Matthew D'Ancona. What a joke.