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Pulitzer Prizes For Treachery
Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2006 | Douglas MacKinnon

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

(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush43; cia; cialeakerexposed; danapriest; journalism; leakgate; media; mediabias; msm; pulitzer

1 posted on 04/21/2006 3:25:14 PM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189; onyx; Mo1; Txsleuth; BigSkyFreeper; Howlin; Lancey Howard; ohioWfan; MJY1288; Wolfstar; ...

Ding


2 posted on 04/21/2006 3:28:28 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: RWR8189; Southack; PhiKapMom; Miss Marple

Wow, he really knocked this one out of the park!


3 posted on 04/21/2006 3:30:13 PM PDT by Coop (Proud founding member of GCA - Gruntled Conservatives of America)
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To: STARWISE

I like it!


4 posted on 04/21/2006 3:30:16 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

THIS is fantastic..and oh how timely:)


5 posted on 04/21/2006 3:32:03 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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Not to mention that the EU has found no evidence of mentioned secret prisons:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/04/21/eu_official_no_evidence_of_illegal_cia_action?mode=PF


6 posted on 04/21/2006 3:33:11 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: RWR8189

Bump


7 posted on 04/21/2006 3:41:26 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: RWR8189

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TRUE !!


8 posted on 04/21/2006 3:42:17 PM PDT by W-Girl
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To: nuconvert; onyx; Mo1; BigSkyFreeper; Txsleuth; Howlin; Lancey Howard; ohioWfan; Miss Marple; ...
Members of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize Board

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

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Any questions ?? ;)

9 posted on 04/21/2006 3:44:46 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: RWR8189; All
Yes indeed, the Pulitzer Prize is the modern equivalent of 30 pieces of Silver !

New York City is the city of Judases, Benedict Arnolds,
Ezra Pounds, Gore Vidal(literally) .

Those who award this prize, within New York and without, are rewarding acts of treason .

The Judas-journalists can have names like Hersh, Woodward, Peter Arnett . . .

More and more, it is obvious that this vile megalopolis, this Mecca of Liberalism, should be destroyed !

The only good Liberals and Leftists, are those six feet under the ground . .

It is time for some action against them !
10 posted on 04/21/2006 3:45:57 PM PDT by marc costanzo (I was in the Boy Scouts, does that count ?)
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To: RWR8189

In a hundred years Pulitzer Prizes will be fancy paperweights...................Oh' wait................


11 posted on 04/21/2006 3:49:23 PM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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Mary McCarthy---that's the name of the one arrested today, just mentioned on Fox. Supposedly testified at one of the 9/11 hearings.


12 posted on 04/21/2006 3:57:20 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Howlin

Ping to #12, if you haven't heard it already.


13 posted on 04/21/2006 3:58:04 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: STARWISE

This guy sure nailed it!


14 posted on 04/21/2006 4:13:43 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: STARWISE
Sig Gissler, Administrator, Graduate School of Journalism

The Graduate School of Journalism?  Is that anything like the American Beauty College? :)
15 posted on 04/21/2006 4:15:49 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: RWR8189

BIG BTTT!


16 posted on 04/21/2006 4:17:45 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: RWR8189
I want mine too.

I am at least as deserving as anyone else.

Just ask me for verification.

Now that you mention it, where the hell is my Nobel Prize too?

I demand my rights !

Cheers,

knewshound

Brew Your Own
17 posted on 04/21/2006 4:20:26 PM PDT by knews_hound (When Blogs are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have Blogs.)
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To: MizSterious

OMG, a real face and name!


18 posted on 04/21/2006 5:00:35 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: BigSkyFreeper
(There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)

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.

JMHO

FMCDH(BITS)

19 posted on 04/21/2006 5:24:25 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: RWR8189

Witty and scary at the same time. BTTT


20 posted on 04/21/2006 5:26:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((Immigration: Acting like dupes does not earn us their respect, but their CONTEMPT.))
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To: STARWISE

Could ya get any more left leaning on that board ?


21 posted on 04/21/2006 5:27:24 PM PDT by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: RWR8189; All
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.

CIA officer fired after admitting leak(s), to guess which reporter.

22 posted on 04/21/2006 5:30:56 PM PDT by dighton
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To: nothingnew
Ummm, Here's a "difference" for you.
23 posted on 04/21/2006 7:04:18 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: Mo1
Could ya get any more left leaning on that board ?

Nah, Trotsky has been dead for sixty-five years.
24 posted on 04/21/2006 7:05:18 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: RWR8189
MSM is in full attack mode using their best weapons: barrage of innuendos, half truths, outright lies -- and everything they accuse their real and imagined enemies of doing.

I watch TV maybe once every two months -- and only then, because it's on at work, in the background. Last night I saw that Teddy Kennedy was on Larry King. Not only did I get to experience his undiminished, eriudite and polished political mudslinging, I was also treated to advertisements for upcoming CNN News "thrillers" about Global Warming ("It's here!") and high oil prices.

The sky is falling.

25 posted on 04/21/2006 7:32:17 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (deletum est carthago)
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To: STARWISE
Maybe the Pulitzer prize should be renamed the Walter Duranty prize.
26 posted on 04/21/2006 7:51:57 PM PDT by ChessExpert (Islam - a dangerous cult)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
It's not derisively referred to as the "Putzpuller Prize" for nothing.
27 posted on 04/21/2006 8:30:58 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: oolatec
Not to mention that the EU has found no evidence of mentioned secret prisons:

Is it possible that the CIA made up that story in the hopes that the leaker they were looking for (and found), would leak it?

28 posted on 04/21/2006 8:38:56 PM PDT by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: RWR8189

I remember "Roxanne, the Prize Pulitzer." She got a Pulitzer and he was no prize.


29 posted on 04/21/2006 9:00:05 PM PDT by lakey
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To: NewRomeTacitus

R O T F L M A O


30 posted on 04/22/2006 9:02:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((Immigration: Acting like dupes does not earn us their respect, but their CONTEMPT.))
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To: RWR8189

Bada-bing!!


31 posted on 04/22/2006 9:06:47 AM PDT by sissyjane (Don't be stuck on stupid!)
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To: RWR8189; Sic Luceat Lux; JLO; Calpernia; Alamo-Girl; All

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During the 1990's the Columbia School of Journalism quickly awarded the Associated Press a Pulitzer Prize for a later proven bogus story about a 1950 U.S. 7th Cavalry massacre of Korean civilians at the Bridge of NO GUN RI in the opening days of the Korean War.

A Massacre that never happened, a Massacre story false "Witness" that is now spending 4 years in federal prison for his defrauding the VA out of over $430,000 in bogus PTSD benefits
that he claimed over his being at a NO GUN RI Massacre ...that never happened.

CBS, NBC, ABC TV News should have been reporting all this all along, but haven't been.

WHY, we continue to ask..?

This after then President BILL CLINTON went on National TV to announce a Pentagon investigation into getting to the bottom of why this Massacre occured.

This bogus Pulitzer Prize Award came on the heals of then President BILL CLINTON's former White House and Campaign propaganda advisor GEORGE STEPONAULOS' joining the faculty staff of...

...Columbia University, of course.

The AP must be made to return this ill-gotten Pulitzer Prize. Nothing less is required in honoring our past, present and future heroic U.S. 7th Cavalry Soldiers fighting for the Freedom of others around the world.



The Enemy is now within...
...and always been.



Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
Veteran-U.S. 7th Cavalry's opening days of the Vietnam War 1965-66

(Pictures)
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set2.htm

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set3.htm

.


32 posted on 04/22/2006 12:09:53 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: MizSterious
Her's a mention of the wench from the 9-11 Commission's report found here. From the report:


33 posted on 04/22/2006 12:13:28 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: MizSterious
Her's a mention of the wench from the 9-11 Commission's report found here. From the report:

Ever since March 1995, American officials had had in the backs of their minds Aum Shinrikyo's release of sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subway. President Clinton himself had expressed great concern about chemical and biological terrorism in the United States. Bin Ladin had reportedly been heard to speak of wanting a "Hiroshima" and at least 10,000 casualties. The CIA reported that a soil sample from the vicinity of the al Shifa plant had tested positive for EMPTA, a precursor chemical for VX, a nerve gas whose lone use was for mass killing. Two days before the embassy bombings, Clarke's staff wrote that Bin Ladin "has invested in and almost certainly has access to VX produced at a plant in Sudan."43 Senior State Department officials believed that they had received a similar verdict independently, though they and Clarke's staff were probably relying on the same report. Mary McCarthy, the NSC senior director responsible for intelligence programs, initially cautioned Berger that the "bottom line" was that "we will need much better intelligence on this facility before we seriously consider any options." She added that the link between Bin Ladin and al Shifa was "rather uncertain at this point." Berger has told us that he thought about what might happen if the decision went against hitting al Shifa, and nerve gas was used in a New York subway two weeks later.44

34 posted on 04/22/2006 12:15:03 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Well, let's tack on Walt Duranty, STALIN supporter on NYT way back when who got 'Potemkinized' and won a prize for his great writing re Russia's 'fine gubbmint' back then.


35 posted on 04/22/2006 12:19:50 PM PDT by litehaus
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
Ummm, Here's a "difference" for you.

What are you typing about? That link has nothing to do with what I posted.

FMCDH(BITS)

36 posted on 04/22/2006 1:03:39 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: mewzilla

Thanks for this quote. She's a real piece o' work, isn't she?


37 posted on 04/22/2006 5:37:49 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


38 posted on 04/22/2006 10:01:07 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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