This contest also goes to show you that vaccine pushers will do almost anything to shut down the opposition and try to silence anyone who has the intelligence to question the so-called "science" behind vaccines. Since they can't win in an honest contest, they are forced to resort to cheating and lying in an attempt to rig the outcome. The Shorty Awards allowed them to do precisely that. You could accurately say, in essence, that the Shorty Awards has conspired with a group of liars and cheats to rig the outcome of their awards competition. That is a factual statement that will stand up in a court of law.
The reason I want to point this out is because I am trying to picture, if Mike Adams succeeded in winning the Shorty Award for Health, Orac threatening a lawsuit over it. I'm trying really really hard to picture it -- and it ain't happening. I could see Orac blasting the Shorty Awards, maybe even unfairly (Orac was one of the folks who, eh, maybe "overreacted" a bit over the admittedly dubious bestowing of the Richard Dawkins Award to anti-religion-but-also-anti-vaccine advocate Bill Maher...), but a lawsuit? The idea is just silly. Nobody on this side of the aisle would ever threaten a lawsuit because they lost a silly little Interwubz award. That's just... crazy?