Posted by | May 16, 2014 13:36 | Filed under: Contributors Media/Show Business Opinion Politics Tommy Christopher Top Stories

There are many ways to describe Rush Limbaugh – conservative radio behemoth, Viagra smuggler, Warrior on Women, Apologizer to Tommy Christopher – but Award-Winning Children’s Book Author was never one of them, until now. Limbaugh’s Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims has netted him the coveted Children’s Choice Author of the Year Award, placing him alongside the creators of the Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series’. The award was based on an online vote that couldn’t possibly have been gamed by Dittoheads, right?

The nomination of Limbaugh’s book was controversial from the start, as people in the “children’s literature community” (or “LIBERALS” as calls them) expressed concern over selecting Author of the Year nominees from bestseller lists, because of the potential for manipulation. Not only are online votes susceptible to gaming, but so are bestseller lists. Through bulk purchases and book giveaways, an author can inflate early sales to get on bestseller lists. In December, Limbaugh did announce on his radio show that he was giving books away to a “huge number” of schools, but would not say how many.

“We can take this into consideration going forward, but cannot change our procedure for selecting finalists after the fact,” the Children’s Book Council said in a letter addressing the concerns, but added that “We have procedures in place to eliminate duplicate, fake, and adult votes during the voting period as much as possible.”

The operative phrase there is “as much as possible,” which, according to the group’s executive director, isn’t that much…READ MORE

By: Tommy Christopher

Tommy Christopher is The Daily Banter's White House Correspondent and Political Analyst. He's been a political reporter and liberal commentator since 2007, and has covered the White House since the beginning of the Obama administration, first for PoliticsDaily, and then for Mediaite. Christopher is a frequent guest on a variety of television, radio, and online programs, and was the villain in the documentaries The Audacity of Democracy and Hating Breitbart. He's also That Guy Who Live-Tweeted His Own Heart Attack, and the only person to have ever received public apologies from both Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

  • jasperjava

    Any discussion of Rush Limbaugh in connection with children is monstrous and obscene.

  • michael8000

    I assume by “totally”, you mean “NFW.”