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.
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.