Skip to comments.Lying N.Y. Times Keeps Tainted Pulitzer
Posted on 11/22/2003 12:43:37 AM PST by kattracks
Just because the left-wingers at the New York Times ran propaganda for Ed Asner's favorite genocidal dictator, Joseph Stalin, doesn't mean the paper has to return a tainted Pulitzer Prize.
"The board determined that there was not clear and convincing evidence of deliberate deception, the relevant standard in this case," Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler claimed today.
After a worldwide outcry from Ukrainians and other decent human beings, a Pulitzer subcommittee in April launched a "review" of pro-Soviet propaganda written by the Times' useful idiot Walter Duranty, who in 1932 was handed the prize. Duranty somehow failed to report how Stalin's deliberate famine in the Ukraine killed as many as 7 million people to force communism on them.
Although Duranty wrote pro-Soviet propaganda for the Times from 1922 to 1941, Gissler said the award was given for 13 articles written and published during 1931, before the famine.
"But Duranty eventually was exposed for reporting the Communist line rather than the facts. According to the 1990 book 'Stalin's Apologist,' Duranty knew of the famine but ignored the atrocities to preserve his access to Stalin," the Associated Press pointed out today.
But why should facts matter to the Old Gray Lady?
Perhaps the paper's poisoned Pulitzer could at least be switched to the category of fiction.