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.
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."
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.