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The Pulitzer awards reflect discontent (of course with President Bush)
Market Watch.com ^ | April 19, 2006 | Jon Friedman

Posted on 04/19/2006 6:25:27 AM PDT by Grampa Dave

The Pulitzer awards reflect discontent (Of course discontent with President Bush means that it is okay to give Pulitzer Prizes to a newspaper which lied about the NSA non story while breaking National Security Laws.)

Commentary: By Jon Friedman, MarketWatch Last Update: 12:01 AM ET Apr 19, 2006

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Many awards presentations are accused of being out of touch with the public or even appearing to be popularity contests. But I contend that many of the Pulitzer Prizes, handed out on Monday, accurately reflected the nation's growing discontent with President Bush.

In particular, the awards presented to reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of the New York Times (NYTNew York Times Company as well as editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution could be called a reflection of Bush's declining national approval rating.

Cited for national reporting, Risen and Lichtblau broke the news of the administration's wiretapping program. Priest, winning in the beat-reporting category, was commended for stories about secret prisons and the government's counterterrorism efforts. Luckovich wittily skewered the administration's policies on many occasions.

The wiretapping story seems like the most compelling one of all. It has dominated the Washington talk shows for months and triggered a slew of fascinating sub-plots. The administration has contended that it needed to counter the threat of domestic terrorism while critics have said the program was a blow to civil liberties and reduced individuals' privacy. Awards are like children -- editors, like parents, say publicly that they love them all equally. But I wouldn't be surprised if this one especially pleased the Times hierarchy.

If anything, the Pulitzer vindicates the Times as a hard-hitting and public-spirited news operation. Originally, Times' critics blasted the paper for sitting on the Risen-Lichtblau story, insisting that the newspaper appeared to be timid in the face of the Bush administration's pressure tactics. Some Bush supporters, meanwhile, promptly took the opposite point of view and concluded that the Times had committed a traitorous act by publishing the stories. Considering that this sort of intense red-blue states warfare has been going on since (at least) the 2004 presidential campaigns, it wasn't a surprise that the Times' reporting would further polarize the nation. But that kind of parlor talk should be a secondary point today. For now, the Pulitzer selection committee deserves a big thumbs-up for getting it right this year.

(article excerpted from this point as it goes into other areas.)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: awards; bigbreakingnews; bushhatred; msmwoes; pulitzer; pulitzerawards; pulitzerbias
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Anti President Bush Propaganda wins Pulitzer Prize!

21 posted on 04/19/2006 6:52:52 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Steve, thanks for the short summary of the massive lies and spins put out by the NY Slimes to bash President Bush since 2000.

Anything goes when it comes Bush Bashing. If the writers are creative enough in their Bush Bashing, they might win a Bush Bashing Pulitzer!


22 posted on 04/19/2006 6:55:22 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: driftless

The Slimes is more anti American than the old Pravda ever was.


23 posted on 04/19/2006 6:56:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Grampa Dave

A real Pulitzer---named after Pulitzer himself---would go to the first "big media" outlet to do a story on the collapse of the MSM.


24 posted on 04/19/2006 6:57:22 AM PDT by LS
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To: Grampa Dave
There were two given out yesterday that were very special, to a reporter and photographer from the Rocky Mountain News who with dignity and grace followed a Marine Major as he had the task of notifying wives and relatives of the loss of a loved one in Iraq. I will not be cynical and say it is a anti-war feature as it is not. It was very well done and deserves viewing by all here, as much as the Flight 93 movie does.

(Rocky Mountain) News wins 2 Pulitzers (Final Salute-Marines) ^

Please ping the above thread, which includes pictures, to your list so that others may see it and be as moved as I was.

25 posted on 04/19/2006 6:57:55 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Grampa Dave

The Gospel of Judas, is what some mean to be the gospel for our age. Not if I can help it. It has been said, that "treason never prospers." We need to do what we can to make that a reality. Hit the M$M where they hurt - in the wallet.


26 posted on 04/19/2006 6:58:22 AM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: Grampa Dave
" . . . accurately reflected the nation's growing discontent with President Bush."

Circular reasoning. The nation's "growing discontent with President Bush" is largely based on lies and distortions fostered by the media. So the author should say that "the nation's growing discontent with President Bush reflects the news media's relentless and unfair criticisms of Bush." Such as the "Katrina fiasco," a "fiasco" in which the actual deaths (1,400 - 2,000) constituted about 3% of what had been predicted by computer models (60,000+). And even though everyone goes about their business as always, save for slightly longer waits at airports, the media has everyone convinced that our civil liberties have been utterly destroyed, or are about to be.
27 posted on 04/19/2006 6:59:58 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Grampa Dave
E.D. Hill did a good mini-editorial on the Slime's awards on Fox & Friends this morning. She stated that the prize should not be given to reporters who write articles with a built in bias just to make a president look bad and use revelations of national security secrets to do so.
28 posted on 04/19/2006 7:03:02 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: RKV
"The Gospel of Judas, is what some mean to be the gospel for our age. Not if I can help it. It has been said, that "treason never prospers." We need to do what we can to make that a reality. Hit the M$M where they hurt - in the wallet."

Actually, we and others have hitting the NY Slimes where it hurts re circulation drops and ad $ drops. That has ended up in massive drops in their Stock Value over the past two years. Below is the comparison of the NYT stock versus SPY, the S&P 500 in the past 2 years.

NY Slime stock owners should award the Putz Prize to the NY Slimes publisher, editors and hostile maggots pretending to be newspaper people.

29 posted on 04/19/2006 7:05:23 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: CedarDave

Good for ED. My five year old grandson is in love with her and has been since he was 3.


30 posted on 04/19/2006 7:06:10 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: LS; Jeff Head

"A real Pulitzer---named after Pulitzer himself---would go to the first "big media" outlet to do a story on the collapse of the MSM."

That honor will go to someone like you or Jeff Head.



31 posted on 04/19/2006 7:07:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Grampa Dave

Pulitzer Committee checking out Katrina stories.

32 posted on 04/19/2006 7:11:31 AM PDT by Liz (We have room for but one flag, the American flag." —Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: LS
A real Pulitzer---named after Pulitzer himself---would go to the first "big media" outlet to do a story on the collapse of the MSM.

Give that Pulitzer to Free Republic!

Gn 22:17 your descendants shall take possession of the gates of their enemies

Newspaper sale$ decline should be blamed on the Journos

. . .

People who work at journalism full time ought to be able to do a better job of it than people for whom it is a hobby. But that's not going to happen as long as we "professional" journalists ignore stories we don't like and try to hide our mistakes. We think of ourselves as "gatekeepers." But there is not much future in being a gatekeeper when the walls are down.


Knight Ridder 1st-qtr earnings fall 53 percent - 04/17/2006
Paper's plight is signal to industry: San Jose Mercury News' ad loss to Internet is wake-up call - 04/16/2006
Atlantic City Paper Offering Buyouts to Cut Costs - 04/14/2006
Time Magazine Closes Canadian Bureau - 04/13/2006
McClatchy 1Q Profit Falls 14 Percent - 04/13/2006
New York Times earnings drop on higher costs - 04/13/2006
Tribune 1Q Profit Slides - 04/13/2006
Gannett quarterly earnings drop; newspapers struggle - 04/12/2006
Media General Q1 Earnings Fall - 04/12/2006
TIME INC. LAYS OFF 250 - 04/07/2006
BOSTON AD SKID CHILLS TIMES (12% revenue decline the worst of major newspaper groups) - 03/23/2006
GALLUP POLLING DROPS CNN AFTER 'LOW RATINGS'; FULL MEMO REVEALED - 03/21/2006
'Washington Post' To Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs, Sources Say - 03/10/2006
Gannett January ad revenue slips - 02/15/2006
E.W. Scripps Reports 4Q Loss of $603,000 - 02/02/2006
Knight Ridder profit declines 22% - 01/31/2006
TIMES BOMBS ("paper of record" 2001-04 daily circulation off 19%) - 01/11/2006
TIMES' 4Q PROFIT OFF (attributes costs of 500 job cuts) - 12/22/2005
Gannett Nov. Revenue Drops 2.1% (Other MSM sinking, too) - 12/08/2005
L.A. Times Drags on Tribune Revenue (200 *more* layoffs expected) - 12/02/2005
Newspaper circulation down. Sanfrancisco Chronicle down 17% - 11/08/2005
Newspaper Circulation Continues to Decline (NY Daily News DOWN 1.5% - May 2005) - 10/24/2005
Bored readers cutting off Globe’s circulation - 10/20/2005
Time Inc. Gets A U.S. Subpoena About Circulation - 09/24/2005
Denver papers use liberal rules to boost circulation - 08/08/2005
Advertisers Sue 'Minneapolis Star Tribune' Over Circulation Inflation - 06/29/2005
Arrests made in Newsday circulation scandal - 06/16/2005
Los Angeles Times Reports March Circulation (Down, down, down) - 05/02/2005
Belo Begins Refunding Advertisers Over Inflated Circulation Figures (Texas) - 05/02/2005
Why Can’t the Washington Post Keep Circulation Up? - 07/23/2004
Newsday, Hoy publishers retire amid circulation scandal - 07/19/04
Publishers Seek Scapegoats for Circulation Woes - 07/05/2004
Tribune Company (LA Times parent) Admits Inflated Circulation Numbers At Two Papers - 06/23/2004
33 posted on 04/19/2006 7:11:41 AM PDT by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

That inbred circular reasoning will be the ultimate end to the MSM as we know them. Inbred arrogance destroys a lot of organizations. Today's market place has zero tolerance for the behavior of the NY Slimes execs down to their liars, er so called reporters.


34 posted on 04/19/2006 7:14:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Milhous

Something about the wealth of the evil being laid up for the righteous?


35 posted on 04/19/2006 7:16:01 AM PDT by LS
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To: Milhous

Thanks for posting that great list.

Do you have a key word or a suggestion for one that we can use in future threads and add to threads posted.

Then you and others can find these threads by just entering the key word or clicking it at the bottom of each thread.

Thanks.


36 posted on 04/19/2006 7:16:58 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Liz; BIGLOOK

With the MSI action against the Slimes and the other problems they are having this year, I keep getting the image of Pinch and his gay editors rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, er NY Slimes.

Biglook has a great photo he uses to show this point.


37 posted on 04/19/2006 7:19:18 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Grampa Dave

The Nobel Peace Prizes and the UN commissions on Human Rights went to Terrorists, so why not have the Pulitzers join the mess ?


38 posted on 04/19/2006 7:43:17 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Three more examples of how liberal PCism kills innocents and wins prizes from the lunatic libs.


39 posted on 04/19/2006 7:59:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks for posting that great list.

Do you have a key word or a suggestion for one that we can use in future threads and add to threads posted.

Then you and others can find these threads by just entering the key word or clicking it at the bottom of each thread.

Thanks.

Good idea. Both keyword=msm and abb seem to return at least a partial superset of those stories. Probably too many stories. Careful readers may notice an overarching story to my linked headlines.

Coupled with seemingly accelerating bad news we also see a most intriguing coda:

Perhaps your kind wake-up call to me for less detail indicates a need for an executive summary that tells the overarching story using embedded keywords on each bullet point. :)

40 posted on 04/19/2006 8:02:29 AM PDT by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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