Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Favorite Columnists (2006 Edition)

Right Wing News emailed more than 225 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to send us a list of whom they considered to be their “favorite columnists.” Representatives from the following 44 blogs responded…

Aaron’s CC, Ankle Biting Pundits, AtlanticBlog, Atlas Shrugs, Backcountry Conservative, Being American in T.O., Betsy’s Page, La Shawn Barber, Blackfive, Blue Crab Boulevard, Brainster’s Blog, Damian Penny, dcthornton.com, Dodgeblogium, Ed Driscoll, Drumwaster’s Rants, Eckernet, GayPatriot, Guardian Watchblog, The House of Wheels, Isaac Schrödinger, JunkYardBlog, Mountaneer Musings, Musings, Newmark’s Door, Newsbeat1, The Nose On Your Face, Outside The Beltway, Patio Pundit, Peaktalk, Red-State, Right Thinking From The Left Coast, Right Thinking Girl, Right Wing News, Shrink Wrapped, Sister Toldjah, Slobokan’s Site Of Schtuff, Small Dead Animals, Solomonia, Toys in the Attic, Vox Popoli, Whacking Day, WILLisms, Wizbang!

All bloggers were allowed to make anywhere from 1-15 ranked selections. The selections were scored based on a weighted scale. A rank of 1-5 was worth (3) points, 6-10 was worth (2) points, & 11-15 was worth (1) point.

So for example, a 1st (3) & 13th (1) place selection would be worth 4 points wheras having three bloggers rank a columnist at 11th (1), 12th (1), and 15th (1) place would be worth 3 points total. Got it? Good.

Also, as an added bonus, I included the number of first place selections each columnist had. The columnists who were picked first on someone’s list have the number of #1 votes they received following a “–.” Note that some of the columnists who received a #1 vote did not get enough other votes to qualify.

Without further ado, the “favorite columnists” of right-of-center bloggers are as follows:

Honorable Mentions: David Warren (8), John Podhoretz (8) — 1, Jack Kelly (8), Fred Barnes (8), Amir Taheri (9), Ralph Peters (9), Jay Nordlinger (9), Robert Novak (9), John Fund (9) — 1

16) John Stossel (10)
16) Cathy Seipp (10)
16) Glenn Reynolds (10)
16) Caroline Glick (10)
16) David Frum (10)
16) Mike Adams (10)
15) Jeff Jacoby (15)
14) Rich Lowry (16)
13) James Lileks (18)
12) Christopher Hitchens (24)
11) Walter Williams (27)
10) Peggy Noonan (30) — 1
9) Michael Barone (32) — 1
8) Ann Coulter (34) — 4
7) George Will (36) — 2
6) Michelle Malkin (45) — 2
5) Victor Davis Hanson (49) — 3
4) Jonah Goldberg (55)
3) Thomas Sowell (67) — 3
2) Charles Krauthammer (91) — 7
1) Mark Steyn (100) — 15

Also see:

Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Favorite Columnists (2005 Edition)
Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Favorite Columnists (2003 Edition)

*** Update #1: *** The honorable mentions have now been added in.

*** Update #2: *** After going back through the data, I inexplicably ran across a name that had been accidentally left off of the honorable mentions. John Fund has now been added in.

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