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
(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...
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
Could ya get any more left leaning on that board ?
CIA officer fired after admitting leak(s), to guess which reporter.
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.
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?
I remember "Roxanne, the Prize Pulitzer." She got a Pulitzer and he was no prize.
R O T F L M A O
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
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
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.
What are you typing about? That link has nothing to do with what I posted.
Thanks for this quote. She's a real piece o' work, isn't she?
Thanks for the ping!