You Have Voted, and He is the Hottest Gay Journalist in New York
Four hotties stood out from the pack, and in a freakish fluke redolent of Florida 2000, even with hundreds of votes cast, there was an exact tie for first place (believe me, I went through a week of email votes twice this morning to re-tabulate).
According to the bylaws of the Left Behinds Society, in the event of a tie, a secret tribunal of bloggers (i.e., me) gets to select the winner. Based on the fact that he has prevaricated and misled the public about certain elements of his personal life, despite widespread knowledge of his once-taboo-but-now-socially-acceptable lifestyle choice (yes, I'm talking about his membership in a Yale Secret Society), Anderson Cooper has been disqualified.
You daydreamed about his reportage from scenic Buffalo, you giggled when he dubbed Teresa Heinz Kerry"a bit kooky," and you plotzed the first time he matched wits with Dominic Carter on NY1.
Ladies and gentleman, you have voted, and your choice of the hottest gay journalist in New York is
In a very close second, with 21% of the votes, is New York Daily News derring-doer
and with 20% of the votes,
erudite Nation rabble-arouser Richard Kim is the third-hottest (but first in my heart) gay journalist in New York.
Winners will be notified of their prizes.
Just to prove that I was paying attention to your nominations, and because I like pics of cute gays as much as the next guy, here is a list of Honorable Mentions, as nominated by you.
(full list, with NSFW photos, after the jump)
Shepard Smith, Fox News
Jason Bellini, Logo
1 Nomination apiece:
Jesse Green, NYT Magazine
Itay Hod, Logo
Jason Bernstein, New York Magazine
Choire Sicha, erstwhile Gawker
Benoit Denizet-Lewis, NYT
Alan Bennett Ilagan, Q Northeast (btw, his site has more where this came from)
Chris Ciompi (far left), Genre Magazine
Bill Hemmer, CNN
Jay DeDapper, NBC
Sam Champion, ABC Weather God
Steve Bartelstein, ABC
Jeanne Moos, CNN
Dan Abrams, who once called me a "genius," though it's not clear if he was being sarcastic
Ben Widdicombe, NY Daily News
Chris Wragge, WCBS
Justin Conner, Interview Magazine
Jeremy Peters, NY Times, no photo available