Sorry, Chris Matthews, maybe next year.
You'd think the MSNBC "Hardball" host would be a shoo-in for the Media Research Center's annual "Obamagasm Award," but the 2011 prize went to Evan Thomas of Newsweek for declaring the president "stand[s] above the country, above — above the world. He’s sort of God."
The "Obamagasm award" was just one of a handful of DisHonors mockingly awarded journalists and Hollywood lefties Saturday night at the 2011 Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, columnist and author Ann Coulter, radio host Neal Boortz, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Red State blogger Erick Erickson were among the conservative heavyweights participating in the festivities.
[For a lengthy excerpt of the Gala that includes Neal Boortz announcing the Obamagasm Award nominees, click play on the first embedded video below the page break]
In addition to skewering the liberal media, the MRC took time to honor syndicated columnist and "Fox News Watch" contributor Cal Thomas with the 5th Annual William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence.
Previous honorees include Brit Hume and the late Tony Snow.
To see Thomas's acceptance speech, go here or click on the play button in the embed below.
For the complete program, click here to access the MRC's 2011 Gala page.