Skip to comments.Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz resigns from The Plain Dealer [GOOD NEWS!]
Posted on 09/20/2011 9:01:49 AM PDT by bimboeruption
Pulitzer Prize winner and Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz resigned today.
"In recent weeks, it has become painfully clear that my independence, professionally and personally, is possible only if I'm no longer writing for the newspaper that covers my husband's senate race on a daily basis. It's time for me to move on," Schultz wrote in an email to her colleagues Monday.
Schultz had written for the newspaper for nearly 18 years. She is married to Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate next year. Conservatives have criticized Schultz and The Plain Dealer, saying that she used her column to support her husband's political career.
Both Schultz and the leadership of the newspaper have maintained that her words are her own, and pointed out that she began writing about workers' rights and other liberal causes long before she married Brown in 2004.
Schultz took a leave of absence in 2006 when Brown first ran for the Senate.
Plain Dealer Editor Debra Simmons said Schultz gave readers a unique perspective.
"One of Connie's great strengths is her ability to connect with all kinds of people. From her Christmas Day profile of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn to her columns on tipping policies at local restaurants to her recent look at a couple married 50 years now living with Alzheimer's Disease, Connie is a gifted storyteller," Simmons said.
"Her steadfast commitment to social and economic justice, her advocacy on behalf of women and her courageous efforts to speak truth to power highlight a distinguished career. Although Connie is moving on, hers will continue to be an important voice for the region," Simmons said.
She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 "for her pungent columns that provided a voice for the underdog and underprivileged."
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Schultz hates the traditional family, Christianity, home schooling, the free enterprise system...anything remotely Conservative...just like her weasel husband, Senator Sherrod Brown.
The Conservatives are cheering in Cleveland today...all 17 of them.
“She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 “for her pungent columns that provided a voice for the underdog and underprivileged.”
Her picture is next to the word “Feminazi” in the dictionary.
What a man-hating witch.
As is typical, the liberal rats only make changes when they are brought into the light.
Actually I think it is stupid for her to resign. Her marriage to a US Senator is not a secret. Also, she is not an “objective” reporter, she writes opinion.
It’s preening that does nothing but preserve the “Plain Dealer’s” supposed neutrality when it is, and long has been a left wing rag.
Exactly. They reek....
“...her advocacy on behalf of women ...”
A Google search with Schultz’s name and Sarah Palin’s name makes it clear her advocacy on behalf of women is suspect.
So where does she show up next? Maybe a libInternet talk show host, or sitting in for Randi Rhodes when she is nursing a bender, Ghost writer for Saul Alinski? who knows, Newspapers are all but done. The market for genius thoughts is drying up
I didn’t know that libtard skank was married to Sherod Brown. No wonder her columns are sickening.
No loss tot the Newspaper.
She looks like the typical libtard narcissist.
If she’s married to scumbag Sherrod Brown, an MSNBC favorite, she’s a POS, too.
Plain Dealer editor Debra Simmons said that it’s a shame because Schultz was committed to, among other things, social justice. Anyone who uses the phrase “social justice” with a straight face should be fired.