Along with the accolade, the organization has composed a 4,500-word treatise detailing the various ways that Hannity has earned his prize. (Calling Barack Obama the country’s “most liberal Senator”! Saying Obama wants to cut defense spending, when Obama specifically said he wanted to cut wasteful spending! Saying Obama used our troops as PR tools! Calling Michelle Obama racist! Et cetera!) Media Matters has cited, by my count, thirty examples of erroneous, biased, or otherwise misleading reporting from Hannity. From this year.
So: Congrats, Sean! You deserve it!
Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.