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!

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