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Posted on 04/12/2010 10:07:44 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
(CNN) -- Enquiring minds want to know: Will The National Enquirer win a Pulitzer Prize?
It could happen.
On Monday afternoon, print journalism's highest honors will be announced, and among the candidates for investigative and national news reporting prizes is that bastion of supermarket check-out lanes, home of Elvis and Roseanne, The National Enquirer. It's being considered for its work breaking the John Edwards sex scandal, a story it followed when much of the so-called "mainstream media" was looking the other way.
The Pulitzer committee originally questioned the Enquirer's submission because of a dispute over whether it was a "newspaper" or "magazine" -- magazines can't enter. With the Enquirer -- whose paid circulation is just under 800,000 as of the end of 2009 -- now in the running, the paper's executive editor, Barry Levine, said winning would be an honor.
"It helps our credibility around the world," says Levine.
"Credibility" may not be the first word associated with the Enquirer -- but it has had some surprising journalistic scoops in years past, including the Gary Hart sex scandal and a number of leads during the O.J. Simpson trial. With the Edwards story, it has some support from mainstream media observers.
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And, Ff Obama can win a Nobel, then why shouldn't the Enquirer win a Pulitzer?
Good heavens! That would be like CNN winning an Emmy!
They absolutely deserve to win it. The majority of the MSM tried to bury the story simply to protect one of their liberal heros.
“And, if Obama can win a Nobel, then why shouldn’t the Enquirer win a Pulitzer?”
I can say that the National Enquirer did what all journalistic outlets should do - it sought out the REAL story.
And though not privy to the Pulitzer committee’s standards for handing out a Pulitzer, it strikes me that the Enquirer’s coverage is at least worthy of serious consideration.
They should, but they won't, because they exposed a Democratic Party presidential candidate, instead of a Republican one.
The Pulitzer Prize has long lost any prestige it had before. It's now nothing but an outfit that is used as a propaganda tool for the Democratic Party and the loony left, kinda like the Nobel Peace Prize committee.
I just see it going through the checkout stand but did they ever do an expose on Obama and his associates like Alinsky, Rev. Wright, ...