Bradley Foundation announces $250,000 prizes for right-wing media figures

The right-wing Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation has announced that conservative media figures Michael Barone and Paul Gigot are recipients of this year's $250,000 “Bradley Prizes for outstanding achievement.”

According to a press release from the Foundation:

The 2010 Bradley Prize recipients are: Michael Barone, Senior Political Analyst for The Washington Examiner, and Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; Paul A. Gigot, Editorial Page Editor of The Wall Street Journal, and winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary; Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law at Capital University, and a former member of the Federal Election Commission; and John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University, and the George P. Schultz Senior Fellow in Economics, the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.

“These accomplished and respected individuals are being recognized for achievements that are consistent with the mission statement of the Foundation, including the promotion of liberal democracy, democratic capitalism, and a vigorous defense of American institutions,” said Michael W. Grebe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bradley Foundation.

The awardees were selected based on nominations solicited from more than 100 prominent individuals and chosen by a Selection Committee, which included Terry Considine, Martin Feldstein, Robert P. George, Michael W. Grebe (Bradley Prizes Committee Chairman), Charles Krauthammer, Dennis Kuester, Dianne J. Sehler, Abigail Thernstrom and George F. Will.

Not familiar with the Bradley Foundation?

The right-wing foundation shells out tens-of-millions of dollars each year to a slew of right-wing causes and individuals according to a review of the its IRS filings at Conservative Transparency, a project of our partner organization, Media Matters Action Network.

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