And the “Melodrama Among the Media” Award Goes to…

…Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson! Here’s the winning performance, rendered while Carlson discussed campaigns’ conclusions with Keith Olbermann on Countdown last night: “It’s a little like dying, the day after an election,” Carlson declared. “It’s—the lights go out.”

And…scene. Beautiful! Cut! Print!

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.