Skip to comments.I Love the Smell of Pulitzers in the Morning
Posted on 08/07/2006 3:56:19 PM PDT by NYFreeper
One of the quickest, surest ways for a journalist to obtain the life altering, career making award known as the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism is to expose aberrant behavior on the part of US Armed Forces service members.
The ultimate goal of some reporters is to link a soldiers act to a specific order from a commander that can be traced to a policy decision from an elected leader, ideally in a political party unliked by the journalist. This is the Excalibur of journalism, jerking the story from the stone of the military-industrial complex to hold overhead for all to see the corruption that leads all the way to the top. Of course, the story like the sword would remain invisible if not for the super human ability of the anointed journalist.
This bit of history is significant now because bubbling just beneath the surface onto the pages of the New York Times, LA Times and AP are after the next Pulitzer Prize-winning expose. Four US soldiers are on trial charged with murdering innocent Iraqis...
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