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Pulitzer Prize Winners 2005
Associated Press ^ | 4-05-05 | Associated Press

Posted on 04/05/2005 7:49:14 PM PDT by rdcorso

Pulitzer winning photos for 2005.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2005; photos; pulitzer; winning

1 posted on 04/05/2005 7:49:14 PM PDT by rdcorso
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To: rdcorso
Big controversy on one of the award winning photos.

I hope someone will be kind enough to post it here for freeper comments.

Leni

2 posted on 04/05/2005 7:52:19 PM PDT by MinuteGal ("The Marines keep coming. We are shooting, but the Marines won't stop !" (Fallujah Terrorists)
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To: rdcorso

Yeah, that's great, give'em a prize for that. Well I won't veiw them, that's for darn sure.

We must crush the left, every last one of the buggers, under the heel of our boots. It's going to take 100 years at least, how long did it take the destroyers to get where they are today?


3 posted on 04/05/2005 7:52:48 PM PDT by jocon307 (We can try to understand the New York Times effect on man)
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To: rdcorso
Their selection of pictures make it appear as if they want to portray America negatively.Michelle Malkin wrote an article about them that summed it up pretty good.
4 posted on 04/05/2005 7:54:56 PM PDT by rdcorso (In America Criminals Have More Rights Than The Disabled.What A Disgrace)
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To: rdcorso

Geez, the bias is about as subtle as an RPG. Every photo could be captioned either "U.S. bad", "Insurgents brave", or "Iraq in Chaos".


5 posted on 04/05/2005 8:01:04 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: rdcorso

This pretty well demonstrates why some of us refer to them as "Putzpuller Prizes."


6 posted on 04/05/2005 8:03:34 PM PDT by RebelBanker (To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!)
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http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/074155.php


7 posted on 04/05/2005 8:03:58 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: MinuteGal
I'm so sick of the Left's constant fawning over the Islamofascists and other assorted evildoers and providing them free global propaganda.
God knows how many have died because of their behavior. They won't ever be prosecuted, but what they do is a crime. It'd be different if they used the photographs to point out the barbarity and evil of their subjects, but time and again the captions prove that wrong.

The incident marked increased violence by insurgents

Yeah, that's what that was, an "incident".
8 posted on 04/05/2005 8:04:39 PM PDT by visualops (Skepticism? Hmmm... I've got my doubts about that.)
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To: Plutarch

How many of those pics deal with death or pain and suffering?

That shouild tell you all you need to know about the left


10 posted on 04/05/2005 8:17:29 PM PDT by blastdad51 (Proud father of an Enduring Freedom vet, and friend of a soldier lost in Afghanistan)
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To: Baynative

Thank you for posting the REAL prize winner! AP/ Pulitzer SUCKS!


11 posted on 04/05/2005 8:20:14 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: rdcorso
My Dad (a conservative Democrat in the mold of Zell Miller) used to call the AP "those Asinine Propagandists".

He said even during WWII they ran down the American War Effort.

I learned and I have remembered it.The AP today is a Leftist mouthpiece just as it was then.

12 posted on 04/05/2005 8:20:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle Co.)
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To: rdcorso

Some of these need to be "recaptioned"...FReeper style!


13 posted on 04/05/2005 8:21:35 PM PDT by rjcmember
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To: rdcorso

The first 10 were just anti-American/war crap. Not worth an article, not worth looking at the next 10.


14 posted on 04/05/2005 8:23:07 PM PDT by elfman2 (@ copyright 2005)
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To: Baynative
FREEDOM BUMP!!!!

That picture to a leftist is like a cross is to Dracula.

15 posted on 04/05/2005 8:23:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle Co.)
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To: rdcorso
Their selection of pictures make it appear as if they want to portray America negatively.Michelle Malkin wrote an article about them that summed it up pretty good.

Yes. Imagine the wonderful photos of smiling children sitting in a class room, or women being trained for employment, or fresh running water bringing joy to the many that they could have taken. Instead, they choose to photograph death as usual, and they see it as "beautiful" works of art.

16 posted on 04/05/2005 8:25:09 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: Baynative
Yea, that's next year, but I'm sure it'll be right up on their list with this one of a Marine in Fallujah II:


17 posted on 04/05/2005 8:27:05 PM PDT by elfman2 (@ copyright 2005)
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To: jocon307

"We must crush the left, every last one of the buggers, under the heel of our boots."

What? Wouldn't it be better just to be stronger in the right? "Crushing" is very totalitarian.


18 posted on 04/05/2005 8:28:48 PM PDT by Gava
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To: Baynative
One of my favorates from years gone by...


19 posted on 04/05/2005 8:38:49 PM PDT by elfman2 (@ copyright 2005)
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To: rdcorso
I did like this one, though:

Caption:

Najaf - A U.S. soldier uses a dummy to draw an insurgent sniper into view. (Photo by Jim MacMillan, August 20, 2004.

20 posted on 04/05/2005 8:39:13 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (DUmmie "reality": "Dennis Kucinich may may the last hope for sanity in this nation.")
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To: rdcorso; All
From Riding Sun

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Analyzing the AP's Pulitzer-winning photos

This year, the prize went to the Associated Press staff for, as the Pulitzer organization's site says, "its stunning series of photographs of bloody yearlong combat inside Iraqi cities."

I looked at the twenty photographs and broke them into groups on the basis of content. Here are my results:

• U.S. troops injured, dead, or mourning: 3 (2, 3, 11)

• Iraqi civillians harmed by the war: 7 (4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 18)

• Insurgents looking determined or deadly: 3 (6, 15, 20)

• US troops looking overwhelmed or uncertain: 3 (7, 12, 14)

• US troops controlling Iraqi prisoners: 2 (16, 17)

• Iraqis celebrating attacks on US forces: 2 (1, 19)

Equally telling is what the photos don't show:

• US forces looking heroic: 0

• US forces helping Iraqi civillians: 0

• Iraqis expressing support for US forces: 0

• Iraqis expressing opposition to insurgents: 0

Not only do the twenty photos consistently portray the American invasion and occupation of Iraq as an unmitigated disaster, but, as Michelle Malkin notes, at least one of them (number 20, depicting the insurgents' shocking execution of Iraqi election workers) has been exposed (by Powerline, Belmont Club, and others) as the result of at least some degree of coordination between the AP photographer and the insurgents themselves.

There hasn't been as disgraceful a Pulitzer Prize since NYT newsman Walter Duranty picked one up for sweeping Stalin's mass famines under the rug back in 1932. Shame on the Associated Press for its biased photojournalism, and shame on the Pulitzer Prize Board for "honoring" it.

21 posted on 04/05/2005 8:42:35 PM PDT by Conservative Firster
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To: rdcorso
Recap of the 20 photos:

Dead/wounded/mourning Iraqi civilians: 8

Dead/wounded Americans: 4

Terrorists/Insurgents in action: 4

U.S. Soldiers in action: 4

22 posted on 04/05/2005 8:44:37 PM PDT by mark502inf
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To: rdcorso
This one is great.

photo 12
Fallujah - A 1st Division Marine carries a good luck mascot in his backpack as his unit pushed into western neighborhoods of Fallujah. Coalition forces launched a major November offensive for control of the city. (Photo by Anja Niedringhaus, November 14, 2004.)


It reminds me of some of these threads:

Terrorists Take Wrong Doll Hostage

Captive U.S. Soldier Doll Rescued by Bush Doll

DFU SONG: Rag Doll (the terrorists are killing our dolls...they're killing our dolls!)

Captive U.S. Soldier Doll Rescued by Bush Doll

Toymaker says soldier in photo appears to be doll

Web Site Claims GI Captured in Iraq
23 posted on 04/05/2005 8:45:17 PM PDT by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: rdcorso
I would never accuse AP of showing bias, so I shall simply list the 20 award-winners. See if you can spot a pattern:

1. Bodies of contractors hanging from bridge.
2. Dead U.S. soldier.
3. Dead U.S. soldier.
4. Kid killed by U.S. soldiers.
5. Kid killed at car bombing.
6. Shi'ite terrorist with a dove on his shoulder
7. U.S. soldier on ground holding up dummy head to draw fire.
8. Woman at Abu Ghraib.
9. Rescued man at car bombing.
10. Mourners after a car bombing.
11. Dead U.S. Marine being prayed over.
12. GI Joe doll in backpack of U.S. soldier.
13. Displaced Iraqi children at Fallujah.
14. U.S. soldiers taking cover (on their faces).
15. Iraqi terrorists firing a mortar and machine gun at U.S. soldiers.
16. Marine forcing tied-up prisoner forward, head down.
17. Solitary confinement cage at (where else?) Abu Ghraib.
18. Youth running through car-bomb scene.
19. Iraqi man celebrating on top of burning U.S. Humvee.
20. Assassin shooting election worker in street.

Anybody else find this disgusting?

25 posted on 04/05/2005 8:48:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Choose Ye This Day
Najaf - A U.S. soldier uses a dummy to draw an insurgent sniper into view.

He should have used a journalist. They wouldn't even have to change the caption.

26 posted on 04/05/2005 9:00:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("The Internet, where men are men, women are men, and little girls are FBI agents..." --Unknown)
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To: Billthedrill

I do. Bush should throw the AP out of the White House.

Sickening Anti-US human trash. They should go work for Al-Jahzzera.


27 posted on 04/05/2005 9:06:59 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (America is gradually becoming the Godless,out-of-control golden-calf scene,in "The Ten Commandments")
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To: MinuteGal
good shot



28 posted on 04/05/2005 9:21:38 PM PDT by denver larry
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To: Finalapproach29er

Denying the problems our troops are facing is very very Anti-US. My friend's cousin served bravely in Iraq and he came home in a wooden box with his left leg and most of his organs missing. He was ripped apart by shrapnel from a motorcade bombing. Am I Anti-American for witnessing his corpse?

Furthermore Dissent is an American Value- see Amendment 1 of the Bill of Rights!

Also:

"All Experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed." -The Declaration of Independence

Do you think that all copies of those should be thrown out of the White House?

Despite the good intentions of our nation's Administration, we must adress any flaws in its strategy or legislation. To deny them of advice would be negligence and treason of the highest order!!!!!


29 posted on 04/05/2005 9:31:18 PM PDT by Gava
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To: All

If any are inclined to call me a liar than I sincerely hope that they aren't expending all their time and effort on a cause that they don't really care about!!

Do you care or are you afraid to disagree?


30 posted on 04/05/2005 9:37:27 PM PDT by Gava
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To: rdcorso


7 is interesting. The Zaitsev technique, using dummies to lure out snipers.

12 is cool. I like toys!

16 is hands down the best. I call it "Butt Whompin'."

The rest of it is BS. I especially love number 6. "Ooh, it's the freedom fighters and the sympol of peas!" Barf. That's one stupid bird. Most animals know better and avoid murderers and scumbags. I'd shoot the terrorist sh!thead and the bird in one shot. Two idiots for the price of one.

Pulitzer must be rolling in his grave generating a magnitude 5 earthquake. Since when do propagandists of communism and terror win such prestigious awards. Liberals and their opposite Midas touch strike agian, rendering a great award into a meaningless scrap of metal and perverting the intentions of their founders entirely.


31 posted on 04/05/2005 10:59:11 PM PDT by Killborn (Liberals. The greatest threat to mankind, morality, civilization, cute puppies and fuzzy bunnies.)
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To: Baynative

That is worthy of the Pulitzer.


32 posted on 04/05/2005 10:59:32 PM PDT by Killborn (Liberals. The greatest threat to mankind, morality, civilization, cute puppies and fuzzy bunnies.)
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To: elfman2

We have another winnah!!!


33 posted on 04/05/2005 11:01:20 PM PDT by Killborn (Liberals. The greatest threat to mankind, morality, civilization, cute puppies and fuzzy bunnies.)
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To: MinuteGal
Big controversy on one of the award winning photos.

Do you mean the staged shooting the terrorist photographer took part in then sold to the AP?


34 posted on 04/05/2005 11:06:38 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: TomGuy
Oldie but goodie

35 posted on 04/06/2005 4:36:17 AM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: rdcorso
This can't be right. I'm not listed.

Like Algore, I demand a recount of selected voters---Freepers.

36 posted on 04/06/2005 4:37:51 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: FreedomCalls
Yes, that is the pic I was referring to way at the top of this thread. Thanks very much for posting it.

Some program on TV picked up this story last night, but I only caught the last couple seconds and didn't get to see the photo. It may have been BO'R or H & C.

Leni

37 posted on 04/06/2005 4:59:54 AM PDT by MinuteGal ("The Marines keep coming. We are shooting, but the Marines won't stop !" (Fallujah Terrorists)
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To: Gava
"If any are inclined to call me a liar than I sincerely hope that they aren't expending all their time and effort on a cause that they don't really care about!! Do you care or are you afraid to disagree?"

Since you sound either drunk or nuts, put me in the do not care column.

38 posted on 04/06/2005 5:08:52 AM PDT by elfman2 (@ copyright 2005)
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To: Baynative

I said at the time that they would have lost all credibility for not giving that one a Pulitzer--if they'd had any to begin with.


39 posted on 04/06/2005 6:20:59 AM PDT by dsc
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To: elfman2

I was searching for that pic to post it. THAT is the winner, IMHO.


41 posted on 04/06/2005 6:39:13 AM PDT by BJClinton
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To: elfman2

I am nuts ;)


43 posted on 04/06/2005 6:45:33 AM PDT by Gava
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