Ohio Columnist Declines Scene's "Worst Columnist" Award

april 7, 2003  11:15 am
Akron Beacon Journal Columnist David Giffel declines the title of "worst columnist" because he claims an archenemy, Dave "Coondog" O'Karma, stuffed the ballot box. "When I asked Scene editor Pete Kotz how many votes I'd received, he admitted, `We never counted the votes.''' Giffel writes. The winner was selected on the basis of the staff's favorite nominating letter, which termed Giffel's writing "unoriginal, unimaginative and shallow."