Skip to comments.Pulitzer Prizes For Treachery
Posted on 04/21/2006 3:25:12 PM PDT by RWR8189
The Pulitzer Prizes were just awarded, and once again, I was left off the winners list. Why? Why would the Pulitzer committee knowingly choose to undermine my self-esteem?
As I wring my hands and wrack my obviously inferior brain, the answer hits me like a bolt out of a blue state. I didn't win, get nominated or even noticed because I didn't meet their very rigid criteria for selection. As simple and telling as that.
And what exactly is the litmus test a writer has to pass before the Pulitzer committee deems his or her work acceptable? Well, as near as I can tell, to make the grade, one must have done at least one of the following: Betray national secrets; go after only Republican lobbyists; tackle only Republican corruption; blame the United States for everything wrong in the world: and the surefire attention getter; try to tear down the presidency of George W. Bush.
Think I'm exaggerating for reasons of hyperbole? First of all, I'm not even sure what hyperbole means. But since I know the Pulitzer committee likes big words, and since I'm not a quitter, I threw it in. Secondly, let's look at a few of the actual prizes awarded by the "nonpartisan" Pulitzer committee, to see if I hit the mark with my list of criteria that would collapse the left side of any scale.
Dana Priest of The Washington Post, won the best reporting award for revealing that the CIA was using secret prisons in Easter Europe to interrogate terrorists.
In other words, they gave an award to a reporter who got a tip from a government worker who betrayed his or her country by revealing top-secret information. The reporter and The Post, in an effort to become the darlings of left, then splashed said
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Wow, he really knocked this one out of the park!
I like it!
THIS is fantastic..and oh how timely:)
Not to mention that the EU has found no evidence of mentioned secret prisons:
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TRUE !!
Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Jim Amoss, Editor, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La.
Amanda Bennett, Editor and Executive Vice President, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Joann Byrd, Former Editor of the Editorial Page, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Kathleen Carroll, Executive Editor and Senior Vice President, Associated Press
Thomas L. Friedman, columnist, The New York Times
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. DuBois Professor of Humanities, Harvard University
Donald E. Graham, Chairman, The Washington Post
Anders Gyllenhaal, Editor and Senior Vice President, Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul
Jay T. Harris, Wallis Annenberg Chair, Director, Center for the Study of Journalism and Democracy, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California
David M. Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Stanford University
Nicholas Lemann, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
Ann Marie Lipinski, Senior Vice President and Editor, Chicago Tribune
Gregory L. Moore, Editor, The Denver Post
Richard Oppel, Editor, Austin American-Statesman
Mike Pride, Editor, Concord (N.H.) Monitor
Paul Steiger, Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Paul Tash, Editor, St. Petersburg Times
Sig Gissler, Administrator, Graduate School of Journalism
Any questions ?? ;)
In a hundred years Pulitzer Prizes will be fancy paperweights...................Oh' wait................
Mary McCarthy---that's the name of the one arrested today, just mentioned on Fox. Supposedly testified at one of the 9/11 hearings.
Ping to #12, if you haven't heard it already.
This guy sure nailed it!
OMG, a real face and name!
I almost agree with you, except for the fact that we're a one party country now.
Yes, yes, yes...I know, "what a ridiculous idea!"......Tell me, what major difference do you see between the two when all is said and done. As far as real differences and ideals, all I see is good cop/ bad cop. The means are different, the ends are the same.
Witty and scary at the same time. BTTT
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