CPAC Will Honor Ed Morrissey, Ron Kessler With Journalism Awards; Breitbart and ACORN Sting to Receive Unofficial Tributes
There was some buzz last year about Andrew Breitbart, Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe receiving some sort of honor at CPAC as a show of gratitude for the ACORN video sting. At the moment, they’re definitely getting honors, but almost certainly not from the American Conservative Union and the conference proper.
On Thursday, Breitbart and Marc Morano — the latter of ClimateDepot — will accept the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award, sponsored by AIM, at a mid-afternoon reception. On Friday, the religious conservative XPAC — a tangentially related event that’s drawing in some CPAC attendees — will “recognize and award” Giles and O’Keefe.
Not going to the ACORN stingers: CPAC Blogger and Journalist of the Year Awards, for which online voting was held last month. Of the Breitbart-Giles-O’Keefe trio, only Breitbart was a nominee — for Journalist. But the winners were Ed Morrissey of HotAir.com (Blogger) and Ronald Kessler of Newsmax.com (Journalist). Still up in the air: the actual CPAC awards, including the Ronald Reagan and Defender of the Constitution Awards (not picked yet, awarded at a Friday night banquet).