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Pulitzer outrage
Washington Times ^ | 23 Apr 09 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 04/23/2009 5:15:02 AM PDT by PurpleMan

Retired military analysts are reacting with outrage that the Pulitzer committee awarded one of its prestigious prizes for a story discredited by an independent investigation, special correspondent Rowan Scarborough reports.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agitprop; davidbarstow; deptofdefense; dod; ivorytower; jasonblairsyndrome; pentagon; propaganda; pulitzer; pulitzerprize; retiredmilitary; rumsfeld; waronerror
The Pulitzers should be renamed "The Jason Blairs" or "The Janet Cookes"
1 posted on 04/23/2009 5:15:02 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

“The Jason Blairs”.,..from now on....


2 posted on 04/23/2009 5:18:15 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: PurpleMan

Why the surprise? The NYT still hangs the Pulitzer on its wall that it “won” for covering up Stalin’s starvation mass-murder of the Ukrainians.

They have never changed.


3 posted on 04/23/2009 5:20:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: PurpleMan
Why outrage? These awards are all political now. They give them out to people who write about the fantasies they wish were actually true.
4 posted on 04/23/2009 5:25:05 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: PurpleMan

Why not just call it the “PUTZ PRIZE”?


5 posted on 04/23/2009 5:26:00 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: Doogle

More like “The Linda Blairs”.

Every time I hear who they gave them to, my head spins round in circles, and I want to puke.


6 posted on 04/23/2009 5:27:15 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: PurpleMan
We need to deemphasize the Nobel prize and the Pulitzer prize as they are both so political and do not represent genius or impartiality, if they ever did.
7 posted on 04/23/2009 5:30:34 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: truemiester

De emphasize? We need to start laughing every time we hear either award mentioned. I don’t mean polite titters, I mean outright belly laugh. Make people embarrassed to admit they were even nominated for one.


8 posted on 04/23/2009 5:37:21 AM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
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To: PurpleMan

A prize by libtards, of libtards, and for libtards,

Yawn...


9 posted on 04/23/2009 5:37:27 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: PurpleMan

Yep. They deal in falsehoods; so why is anyone surprised?


10 posted on 04/23/2009 5:38:07 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: McGavin999

Oh, now hold on just a minute there! Rush was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. ;^)


11 posted on 04/23/2009 5:39:58 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: PurpleMan

Be patient. NYT Co. is headed toward penny stock status, and this time next year you’ll probably be able to find Putz Sulzberger’s pulitzers on a yard sale table somewhere on Long Island.


12 posted on 04/23/2009 5:43:19 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: McGavin999

You are absolutly right of course.

You “won” what? A pulitzer? Who was you compitition Elmo?


13 posted on 04/23/2009 5:47:49 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: PurpleMan

Nothing but a bunch of liberals patting themselves on the back. Who cares!!!!


14 posted on 04/23/2009 5:49:18 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: PurpleMan

It’s the primary target or political objective that is of greatest importance, not the accuracy or truthfulness of the story.


15 posted on 04/23/2009 5:53:51 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: PurpleMan

The Pulitzer Prize has been devalued by politics to a point where it is today the journalistic equivalent of a Grammy Award.


16 posted on 04/23/2009 5:56:00 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: BilLies

It should be renamed, “The Lefty” award.


17 posted on 04/23/2009 5:57:53 AM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: Clioman
NYT Co. is headed toward penny stock status

And? This "administration" will declare their function "a public service" and give them your tax dollars to continue.

18 posted on 04/23/2009 5:59:32 AM PDT by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat! Or one with a brain.)
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To: PurpleMan
for a story discredited by an independent investigation

When are all these upper-crusters going to realize these ‘prestigious awards’ are really nothing more than popularity contests at the intellectual masterbater's club?

19 posted on 04/23/2009 6:07:11 AM PDT by MamaTexan (~ The People of the several States are not 'subject to the jurisdiction' of the United States ~)
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To: ontap

“Who cares!!!!”

You should because if you don’t discredit them they will remain credible to millions how think they are (and will continue to vote for BHO)


20 posted on 04/23/2009 6:37:56 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: BallyBill

Pulitzer, Grammy, Oscar, Nobel Peace Prize. None of them are worth the price of a tin can these days.

Even Miss America must pass a panel of questions asking if she’s now or has even been a member of the conservative movement.


21 posted on 04/23/2009 6:45:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: saganite

You can nominate anyone for the prize. They committee will only award to those of politics they agree with.


22 posted on 04/23/2009 6:46:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: PurpleMan

The average American has no idea what the putz prize is. I follow politics pretty close and could not name even one of last years winners. Like I said to think who wins this POS award impresses anyone except the like minded aholes involved is just silly.


23 posted on 04/23/2009 6:54:53 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: PurpleMan
The Pulitzers should be renamed "The Jason Blairs" or "The Janet Cookes"

I think I'd much rather win a "Buckley"...

24 posted on 04/23/2009 6:58:43 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (Check out Puppy News at www.buyingapuppy.com)
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To: Onelifetogive

Brilliant idea!

Create a new award, endow it, talk about it, award it, cover the award.

Think it’ll happen?

Don’t hold your breath.


25 posted on 04/23/2009 7:04:29 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: ontap

David Barstow, who won the award, is your typical leftie as his history in journalism proves. He continues the anti-military tradition born at the NYTimes in the 1960s, and which has flourished with the departure in the nineteen nineties of the “adults” who once managed the paper. His writing was discredited by a 71 page response by the IG office (often in opposition to Rumsfeld and Bush) in the Pentagon.


26 posted on 04/23/2009 7:09:52 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Melchior
I like this snip from the Gertz article at the link:
Larry Di Rita, a former Rumsfeld aide who helped set up the program, told Inside the Ring, "It seems to violate the Pulitzer committee's time-honored tradition of awarding the prize before the story is later debunked. This time they at least waited for the debunking to happen first. I look at it as just another laughable reminder that the establishment media are awarding themselves ever more grandiose awards in direct proportion to their increasing irrelevance and desperation."

27 posted on 04/23/2009 7:13:07 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: Melchior

Exactly and what do you think is the chance of a conservative wining is. The Pulitzer and Nobel prizes are political tools used by the left to give themselves credibility.


28 posted on 04/23/2009 7:22:45 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: a fool in paradise

I know. Rush had someone nominate him as a joke and to needle Gore. The prize is a joke anyway and that was one of Rush’s points.


29 posted on 04/23/2009 8:01:57 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: PurpleMan
They added: "It hardly requires genius to understand that Mr. Barstow's intent was to damage the credibility and reputation of the Bush Administration, our Military and that his publicly discredited attempts to undercut our Nation's bravest accomplishes little more than turning the Prize, his newspaper and his reputation into a laughing stock."

Larry Di Rita, a former Rumsfeld aide who helped set up the program, told Inside the Ring, "It seems to violate the Pulitzer committee's time-honored tradition of awarding the prize before the story is later debunked. This time they at least waited for the debunking to happen first. I look at it as just another laughable reminder that the establishment media are awarding themselves ever more grandiose awards in direct proportion to their increasing irrelevance and desperation."

Every award [Pulitzer, Nobel Peace Prize, Oscar] has become Orwellian. None of these prizes are worth a bucket of spit now.

30 posted on 04/23/2009 8:02:27 AM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: PurpleMan

http://www.nytco.com/images/awards_barstow-bergman.jpg

went to New York Times reporter David Barstow for his story, “Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand”

“Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.”


31 posted on 04/23/2009 8:08:49 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: saganite

After Arafat and Carter won them, who’d want a Nobel Peace Prize?!!!


32 posted on 04/23/2009 8:28:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: happygrl

Grammy for Spoken Word

Grammy Awards of 2009
Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon and Blair Underwood
for An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore

Grammy Awards of 2008
Barack Obama
for The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Grammy Awards of 2007
Jimmy Carter
for Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis;
and
Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee
for With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together (Tie)

Grammy Awards of 2006
Barack Obama
for Dreams from My Father

Grammy Awards of 2005
Bill Clinton
for My Life

Grammy Awards of 2004
Paul Ruben (producer) & Al Franken
for Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

Grammy Awards of 2003
Charles B. Potter (producer) & Maya Angelou
for A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Grammy Awards of 2002
Jeffrey S. Thomas, Steven Strassman (engineers) & Elisa Shokoff (producer) & Quincy Jones
for Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones

Grammy Awards of 2001
Rick Harris, John Runnette (producers) & Sidney Poitier
for The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

Grammy Awards of 2000
LeVar Burton
for The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grammy Awards of 1999
Christopher Reeve
for Still Me

Grammy Awards of 1998
Charles Kuralt
for Charles Kuralt’s Spring

Grammy Awards of 1997
Hillary Rodham Clinton
for It Takes a Village

Grammy Awards of 1996
Maya Angelou
for Phenomenal Woman

Grammy Awards of 1995
Henry Rollins
for Get in the Van

Grammy Awards of 1994
Maya Angelou
for On the Pulse of Morning

Grammy Awards of 1993
Earvin “Magic” Johnson & Robert O’Keefe
for What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS

Grammy Awards of 1992
Ken Burns
for The Civil War

Grammy Awards of 1991
George Burns
for Gracie - A Love Story

Grammy Awards of 1990
Gilda Radner
for It’s Always Something

Grammy Awards of 1989
Jesse Jackson
for Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson

Grammy Awards of 1988
Garrison Keillor
for Lake Wobegon Days


33 posted on 04/23/2009 8:32:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: a fool in paradise

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had no idea it was that bad.

Overwhelmingly, the award is given to blacks and/or Leftists.

Very politically Correct.


34 posted on 04/23/2009 11:07:52 AM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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