Sunday, January 22, 2012

And the Smuggie goes to…

Welcome to the 2012 Smug Columnist Awards show!

We've all read their smug columns, but thanks to a recent trend of including a ridiculously posed picture next to their text, we get to see their smug mugs as well. After at least eight minutes of research, we found all the smugness that’s fit to print.

Without further ado, your 2012 Smuggies:

The “I am the smuggest man alive!” award – Charles Blow – New York Times

The “I’m sorry, you’re wrong, I’m right, and you’re boring me” award – Michael Lind - CNN

The “I’m trying to be serious, but inside I’m laughing hysterically because you are so stupid – seriously, you don’t even have a Nobel Prize” award – Paul Krugman – New York Times

The “I had no idea a ludicrous quote about a ‘great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity’ could make me this famous” award - Matt Taibbi – Rolling Stone

The “We thought dot-matrix illustrations would hide our smugness - we were wrong” award – Bret Stephens & Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. – Wall Street Journal

The “I’m so smug, I’m about to cry” award – Ruben Navarrette Jr. - CNN

The “Despite making my fortune during a 15 year career on Wall Street, I’m smug enough to bloviate and write books about the evils Wall Street with a straight face” award – William Cohen - Bloomberg

And finally…

The “biggest threat to the future of including a picture of the columnist next to their column” award – Robert J. Samuelson – Washington Post


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