Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Favorite Columnists
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Right Wing News emailed more than 200 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to send us a list of who they considered to be their "favorite columnists". Representatives from the following 52 blogs responded...

Absinthe & Cookies, Alarming News, Ankle Biting Pundits, Annika's Journal, AtlanticBlog, Balloon Juice, BlameBush!, Betsy's Page, Brainster's Blog, BrothersJudd Blog, Cold Fury, Common Sense & Wonder, Confederate Yankee, Daily Pundit, Damian Penny, DANEgerus Weblog, Dissecting Leftism, Dodgeblogium, Ed Driscoll, Fraters Libertas, The Fourth Rail, Hog Haven, Hoystory, Inoperable Terran, Insane Troll Logic, Iowa Voice, JunkYardBlog, Little Miss Attila, Michelle Malkin, North Georgia Dogma, Nykola, Occam's Toothbrush, Patterico's Pontifications, Peaktalk, Professor Bainbridge, Red-State, Relapsed Catholic, Res Ipsa Loquitur, Right Thinking Girl, Right Wing News, Sine Qua Non, Natalie Solent, Solomonia, Stark Truth, Stolen Thunder, Villainous Company, Viking Pundit, Vox Popoli

All bloggers were allowed to make anywhere from 1-15 ranked selections. The selections were scored based on a weighted scale. A rank of 1-5 was worth (3) points, 6-10 was worth (2) points, & 11-15 was worth (1) point.

So for example, a 1st (3) & 13th (1) place selection would be worth 4 points wheras having three bloggers rank a columnist at 11th (1), 12th (1), and 15th (1) place would be worth 3 points total. Got it? Good.

Also, as an added bonus, I included the number of first place selections each columnist had. The columnists who were picked first on someone's list have the number of #1 votes they received following a "--". Note that some of the columnists who received a #1 vote did not get enough other votes to qualify.

Without further ado, the "favorite columnists" of right-of-center bloggers are as follows:

20) William F. Buckley (14)
18) Jeff Jacoby (17)
18) David Limbaugh (17)
17) Michael Barone (18)
16) Christopher Hitchens (19)
14) John Podhoretz (20)
14) David Brooks (20)
13) John Leo (22)
12) Walter Williams (23)
11) Rich Lowry (28)
10) Peggy Noonan (30)
9) James Lileks (36) -- 1
8) Ann Coulter (45) -- 4
6) Michelle Malkin (48) -- 1
6) George Will (48) -- 1
5) Thomas Sowell (58) -- 3
4) Victor Davis Hanson (72) -- 3
3) Charles Krauthammer (75) -- 4
2) Jonah Goldberg (76) -- 3
1) Mark Steyn (96) -- 24

Also see Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Favorite Editorial Columnists (Sept 17, 2003)

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