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  • TIME: Don't Dismiss President Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity

    02/21/2017 9:06:30 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 44 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2/18/2017 | Bret Stephens
    SNIP to the meat: The President routinely describes reporting he dislikes as FAKE NEWS. The Administration calls the press “the opposition party,” ridicules news organizations it doesn’t like as business failures, and calls for journalists to be fired. Mr. Trump has called for rewriting libel laws in order to more easily sue the press. This isn’t unprecedented in U.S. history, though you might have to go back to the Administration of John Adams to see something quite like it. And so far the rhetorical salvos haven’t been matched by legal or regulatory action. Maybe they never will be. But the...
  • Detroit F.P. editor loses mind, writes column calling for Republican legislators to be murdered

    06/08/2016 6:15:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Civility Two years ago, Stephen Henderson won a Pulitzer Prize. I’ll let you decide what you think that says about the state of journalism, especially as you consider what he wrote late last week. Henderson, the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press (and a Facebook friend of mine, at least as I type this), has become increasingly hysterical in the past year - seeing racism behind almost every perceived societal ill and ascribing to conservative policymakers not just mistaken thinking but, invariably, an intent to hurt people. But his column of this past Saturday took the cake. A...
  • Michelle Fields celebrates Black Lives Matter journalist winning a Pulitzer

    04/20/2016 2:45:33 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Celebrating @WesleyLowery winning a Pulitzer!
  • THE THIN BLUE LINE [Pulitzers overwhelmingly honor reporting hostile to law enforcement]

    04/19/2016 12:39:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 5 replies
    heatstreet ^ | April 11, 2016
    THE THIN BLUE LINE Monday was the annual day of self-congratulation for traditional journalists – the announcement of the Pulitzer Prize winners. 2016’s awards (and finalists) recognized a parade of journalists whose work was overtly hostile to law enforcement. The award for national reporting went to the Washington Post for (to quote the Pulitzer committee) “its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot to kill and who the victims are most likely to be.” The award for “explanatory reporting” went to ProPublica for a “startling examination and exposé of...
  • The Great War Novelist America Forgot (Herman Wouk turns 100 today)

    05/27/2015 10:26:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 17, 2015 | David Frum
    On May 27, the American novelist Herman Wouk will attain the prodigious age of 100. Over his long career, Wouk has achieved all the wealth and fame a writer could desire, or even imagine. His first great success, The Caine Mutiny (1951), occupied bestseller lists for two consecutive years, sold millions of copies, and inspired a film adaptation that became the second highest-grossing movie of 1954. Wouk’s grand pair of novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, likewise found a global audience, both in print, and then as two television miniseries in the 1980s. Wouk won a Pulitzer...
  • The Pulitzer Prize Scam

    04/21/2015 7:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/21/2015 | Jack Schafer
    Abandon everything you’ve ever been told about cynical journalists. If you want to melt the frozen heart of a reporter, just whisper in his ear that he’s a finalist in some journalism prize contest. It won’t matter how insignificant or unknown the prize is, whether it’s local or national, whether he’s won one before or not, or whether it comes with a cash prize or just an acrylic trophy. Most journalists can refer to themselves as “prize winning” in their biographical notes because prizes seem to outnumber journalists these days. “Everybody has won, and all must have prizes,” as the...
  • Bennett: Pulitzer Winners Risen, Lichtblau, Priest 'Worthy of Jail'

    04/18/2006 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Laverne · 23 replies · 783+ views
    E&P ^ | April 18, 2006 | By E&P Staff
    NEW YORK On his national radio program today, William Bennett, the former Reagan and George H.W. Bush administration official and now a CNN commentator, said that three reporters who won Pulitzer Prizes yesterday were not "worthy of an award" but rather "worthy of jail." He identified them as Dana Priest of The Washington Post, who wrote about the CIA's "secret prisons" in Europe, and James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times, who exposed the National Security Agency's domestic (a.k.a. terrorist) spy program. Scott Johnson of the popular Powerline blog also weighed in today, under the heading "The...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • Author refuses to allow Hebrew translation of book [Alice Walker]

    06/19/2012 5:03:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Citing Israel's "apartheid state," Alice Walker, who wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Color of Purple' reaffirms support of BDS movement. Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.” In a June 9 letter to Yediot Books, Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew because “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.” In her letter, posted Sunday by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of...
  • AP wins Pulitzer Prize for series on New York City police spying on Muslims

    04/16/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department's widespread spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer was honored in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city's schools. The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., won for local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno. A second Pulitzer for investigative reporting went to The Seattle Times for a series about accidental methadone overdoses among patients with chronic pain. The AP's series of stories showed how New York...
  • 2012 Pulitzer Prizes

    04/16/2012 12:27:20 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 15 replies ^ | 4/16/'12 |
    Click the link to see the winners.
  • A Pulitzer for PJ Media? The Case for Our ‘Every Single One’ Series

    02/21/2012 10:28:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | February 21, 2012 | David Steinberg
    We’ve submitted last year’s blockbuster investigation for an award. Click here to review the entire series. Last year, PJ Media published an eleven-article series titled “Every Single One”, the result of a year-long investigation of — and legal battle with — the Department of Justice. Our correspondents — PJ Media Legal Editor J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky — discovered the Eric Holder DOJ had used an ideological litmus test when evaluating applicants for employment within the Civil Rights Division. The Civil Service Reform Act, a law dating to President Chester Arthur, prohibits federal hiring based on political...
  • PHIL BRONSTEIN: I was duped by Jose Vargas, illegal immigrant

    06/23/2011 7:51:28 AM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/23/11 | Chronicle's Editor at Large Phil Bronstein
    I was duped. I once hired an illegal immigrant to be a reporter for the Chronicle. "I don't think I'm a criminal," Jose Antonio Vargas told me when we met last week, right before he announced his status to the world. "Don't make me seem guiltier than I am." Jose lied to me and everyone else he worked for, and that's not kosher, especially in a profession where facts and, more elusively, the truth are considered valuable commodities. In 2003 he wrote a story for us about illegals getting fake drivers' licenses in the Mission when he'd used phony documents...
  • What do Pulitzer Prizes mean anymore

    04/26/2011 4:34:59 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 15 replies
    Across the Back Fence ^ | 04/26/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    I recall studying journalism in college when discussions came up about the notion of “yellow journalism” and how a man named Joseph Pulitzer was synonymous with the term. For those who might not be familiar with the term, it generally means the kind of journalism that is sensational, sometimes tacky, and aimed more at attracting readers and viewers than the kind of responsible journalism one might expect from a respectable newspaper or news organization. Think of yellow journalism as the kind of reporting we see today from most main-stream outlets: irresponsible reporting that exaggerates and downright lies, while not focusing...
  • Post political columnist David Broder dies

    03/09/2011 10:14:12 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 63 replies ^ | 3/9/11 | Adam Bernstein
    David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday in Arlington of complications from diabetes.
  • Shock! Horror! National Enquirer wins a Pulitzer. Not

    04/12/2010 8:03:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 684+ views
    Guardian (Manchester, UK) ^ | April 13, 2010 | Ed Pilkington
    The announcement last night that the National Enquirer had won a Pulitzer Prize, America's most prestigious journalistic award, for its coverage of the Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards's extra-marital affair sent shockwaves through the media establishment. Actually, that paragraph is entirely inaccurate, a charge often levelled at National Enquirer stories. In fact, the panel of Pulitzer judges, co-ordinated through New York's Columbia Journalism School, steered clear of rewarding the tabloid and opted instead for more conventional outlets including the New York Times and the Philadelphia Daily News. The question of whether or not the Enquirer would take a Pulitzer...
  • 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism, arts

    04/12/2010 12:13:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 15 replies · 728+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 04/12/10
    Public Service: Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier. Breaking News Reporting: The Seattle Times staff. Investigative Reporting: Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News and Sheri Fink of ProPublica, in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine. Editorial Writing: Tod Robberson, Colleen McCain Nelson and William McKenzie of The Dallas Morning News Fiction: "Tinkers" by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press) Drama: "Next to Normal," music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey Commentary: Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post
  • Pulitzer Committee Says National Enquirer 'Ineligible' for Top Journalism Prize

    01/22/2010 1:41:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 966+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 22, 2010 | Russell Goldman
    The administrator of the Pulitzer Prize board said today that the National Enquirer is "ineligible" for the nation's top journalism prize, dashing the flamboyant tabloid's hopes of taking the award for breaking a story about John Edwards' mistress and love child. When Edwards confirmed Thursday that he fathered a daughter with the campaign's hired videographer Rielle Hunter, the Enquirer announced it would submit its reporting for the prize, calling its work "good, old-fashioned reporting." Besides forcing Edwards to finally admit paternity, the National Enquirer's revelations have also led to a federal investigation into whether Edwards' campaign broke any laws...
  • National Enquirer submitting John Edwards coverage for Pulitzers

    01/21/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 431+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 1/21/10 | Howard Kurtz
    The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper's work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize. Don't laugh. "It's clear we should be a contender for this," Barry Levine said by phone Thursday, hours after the former presidential candidate admitted what the newspaper had been reporting all along: that he is the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. "The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, was able to publish this reporting." Although the staff never doubted its reports that Edwards had fathered a baby girl with his former campaign videographer, Levine said, "there is...
  • Diary that helped expose Stalin's famine displayed

    11/19/2009 12:10:38 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 9 replies · 884+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | November 13, 2009 | Raphael G. Satter
    The diaries of a British reporter who risked his reputation to expose the horrors of Stalin's murderous famine in Ukraine were put on public display for the first time Friday. Welsh journalist Gareth Jones sneaked into Ukraine in March of 1933, at the height of a famine engineered by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Millions of people starved to death between 1932 and 1933 as the Soviet secret police emptied the countryside of grain and livestock as part of a campaign to force peasants into collective farms.Jones' reporting was one of the first attempts to bring the disaster to the world's...
  • Why the Pulitzer Prize Committee Should Rescind its Recent Award to the New York Times

    06/08/2009 10:56:57 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 9 replies · 1,060+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | June 8, 2009 | Col. Kenneth Allard (US Army, ret.)
    Author’s note: On May 24th, the start of the Memorial Day weekend, I sent the protest reproduced below to the Pulitzer Prize Committee. If Boycott NYT readers also find this award outrageous, the Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism is Nicholas Lemann ( The address: Columbia School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, NY, NY 10027. My journalistic colleagues (and there really are some good ones though most are even older than me!) characterize the Pulitzer Committee as “stubborn as mules and dumber than rocks.” The reason: the committee never acknowledges a mistake or rescinds an award, no matter how egregious...
  • Pulitzer outrage

    04/23/2009 5:15:02 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 33 replies · 3,003+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 23 Apr 09 | Bill Gertz
    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.
  • Post's Robinson Wins Commentary Pulitzer

    04/21/2009 7:46:44 AM PDT · by steve-b · 7 replies · 394+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/21/09 | Howard Kurtz
    The New York Times won five Pulitzer Prizes yesterday, including one for uncovering the prostitution scandal that forced Eliot L. Spitzer (D) to resign as New York governor, while Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson captured the prize for commentary for his writing about the campaign that led to Barack Obama's election....
  • 2009 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

    04/20/2009 12:23:30 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 27 replies · 1,277+ views ^ | 4/20/'09 | Zionist Conspirator
    Click the link to read the winners.
  • Bob Dylan wins a Pulitzer prize

    04/08/2008 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Borges · 195 replies · 396+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 04/08/08 | HILLEL ITALIE
    Thanks to Bob Dylan, rock 'n' roll has finally broken through the Pulitzer wall. Dylan, the most acclaimed and influential songwriter of the past half century, who more than anyone brought rock from the streets to the lecture hall, received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, cited for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." It was the first time Pulitzer judges, who have long favored classical music, and, more recently, jazz, awarded an art form once dismissed as barbaric, even subversive. "I am in disbelief," Dylan fan and fellow...
  • IBD Cartoonist Mike Ramirez Wins Pulitzer

    04/08/2008 6:01:32 PM PDT · by RDTF · 18 replies · 604+ views
    IBD ^ | April 8, 2008 | not specified
    Investor's Business Daily cartoonist and Senior Editor Michael Ramirez won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday, his second win of the nation's most prestigious journalism award and the newspaper's first in its 24-year history. Ramirez won the 2008 award for a "distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons published during the year, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect." In awarding Ramirez, the Pulitzer panel lauded his "provocative cartoons that rely on originality, humor and detailed artistry." We couldn't agree more. "Michael is in a league of his own and at the top of his game," said Wesley...
  • Washington Post wins 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Walter Reed hospital articles

    04/07/2008 12:15:44 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 307+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Washington Post wins 2008 Pulitzer Prize for public service for its coverage of the mistreatment of veterans at Walter Reed hospital. Full story to follow shortly.
  • New York Times reporter arrested in Zimbabwe: newspaper

    04/03/2008 2:45:04 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 79+ views
    Excerpt =- Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times correspondent Barry Bearak was one of two foreign reporters arrested in Zimbabwe, where he was covering the elections, the newspaper said Thursday. "We do not know where he is being held, or what, if any, charges have been made against him," the paper's executive editor, Bill Keller, said in a statement. "We are making every effort to ascertain his status, to assure that he is safe and being well treated, and to secure his prompt release." It described Bearak as "an experienced and respected professional who has reported from many places. He won...
  • Pulitzer-winning author (Norman) Mailer dies

    11/10/2007 5:23:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 179+ views
    AP on Yahoo | 11/10/07 | Richard Pyle - ap
    <p>NEW YORK - Norman Mailer, the macho prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with such books as "The Naked and the Dead," died Saturday, his literary executor said. He was 84.</p>
  • Having Won a Pulitzer for Exposing Data Mining, (New York) Times Now Eager to Do Its Own Data Mining

    05/08/2007 9:08:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 1,245+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | May 1st, 2007 | Keach Hagey
    Having Won a Pulitzer for Exposing Data Mining, Times Now Eager to Do Its Own Data Mining by Keach Hagey May 1st, 2007 Barely a year after their reporters won a Pulitzer prize for exposing data mining of ordinary citizens by a government spy agency, New York Times officials had some exciting news for stockholders last week: The Times company plans to do its own data mining of ordinary citizens, in the name of online profits. The news didn't make everyone all googly-eyed. In fact, some people at the paper's annual stockholders meeting in the New Amsterdam Theatre exchanged confused...
  • View From America: Pulitzer disgrace

    04/28/2007 7:10:44 PM PDT · by Alouette · 22 replies · 1,014+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 28, 2007 | Jonathan Tobin
    In 1932, one of the most prestigious honors in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize, was awarded to Walter Duranty, a New York Times reporter who was then serving as foreign correspondent in the Soviet Union. Though many other Pulitzers have been handed out over the years, Duranty's is remembered more than most. In the on-line archive of the prizes (, his award is noted in a bland, one-sentence explanation that reads simply: "For his series of dispatches on Russia, especially the working out of the Five Year Plan." The reference is to Duranty's reporting on Stalin's economic plan. Duranty's dispatches helped...
  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist David Halberstam Dies in Car Crash

    04/24/2007 1:03:49 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 24 replies · 937+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, April 23, 2007 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who chronicled the Vietnam War generation, civil rights and the world of sports, was killed in a car crash Monday, his wife and local authorities said. He was 73. Halberstam, of New York, was a passenger in a car that was broadsided by another vehicle in Menlo Park, south of San Francisco, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said. The cause of death appeared to be internal injuries, he said. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m., and Halberstam was declared dead at the scene, Menlo Park Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said....
  • FLASH: Here We Go Again -- Pulitzer Finalists Leaked!

    03/08/2007 1:58:30 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,079+ views
    E&P. ^ | March 08, 2007 | Joe Strupp
    It didn't take long for the Pulitzer Prize finalist lists to begin leaking out. Within hours of the 14 Pulitzer juries packing up to go home on Wednesday after three days of judging at Columbia University, the names of this year's alleged finalists began to spread. So far, E&P has compiled a likely list of nine of the 14 journalism finalist groups. These are compiled from multiple sources -- based on chats with some judges and editors at some newspapers that received firm word -- with at least two confirming their accuracy. E&P has been publishing these leaked lists for...
  • Jahangir Razmi Wins Recognition For Pulitzer Photo

    12/07/2006 9:29:51 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 1,236+ views
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 8, 2006
    Jahangir Razmi Wins Recognition For Pulitzer Photo By EMILY STEELDecember 8, 2006; Page B3 More than a quarter of a century after an anonymous photograph of an Iranian firing squad won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, the Pulitzer Prize Board has said it will award the certificate and $10,000 cash prize to Iranian photographer Jahangir Razmi.The board said it will revise its records to grant Mr. Razmi his prize and invite him to the awards ceremony in New York May 21 at Columbia University, whose journalism school hosts the prizes. (Read the board's statement.)The identity of Mr. Razmi was...
  • Walter Duranty Award for Accuracy & Integrity in Journalism Award

    12/03/2006 11:26:14 PM PST · by airedale · 2 replies · 353+ views
    Considering a lot of the reporting we've seen in the last few years from the MSM I think it's time that we inaugurate an annual Walter Duranty Award for Accuracy & Integrity in Journalism to an individual and MSM outlet that best exemplifies the high standards set by Walter Duranty and his reporting on Stalin's Soviet Union and the paper that carried his articles and proudly still displays his Pulitzer Prize. Any nominations? Reference the story they wrote/produced.
  • Advice for David Horsey, Self-Absorbed Cartoonist

    09/04/2006 1:53:09 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 25 replies · 879+ views
    Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist David Horsey compares Bush supporters to hicks. I have a word of advice for David Horsey: Mr. Horsey, you are a cartoonist. You get paid to draw cartoons that may be funny to some people, and sometimes may even be insightful, but will always be just cartoons. Your cartoons will never free the oppressed. Your cartoons will never cure cancer. Your cartoons will never save a human life. While America's finest men and women put their lives on the line every day for your freedom, you sit in your nice safe office and chuckle at your...
  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist for Chicago Tribune Charged With Espionage in Sudan

    08/26/2006 3:19:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 31 replies · 868+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    CHICAGO -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune was charged in a Sudanese court Saturday with espionage and other crimes. Paul Salopek, 44, was charged in a 40-minute hearing with espionage, passing information illegally and writing "false news," the Tribune reported on its Web site. His driver and interpreter, both Chadian nationals, faced the same charges. ---snip--- "He had no agenda other than to fairly and accurately report on the region," Johns said. ---snip---
  • Here Are Pulitzer Prize Winners, Announced Monday (April 17,2006)

    04/17/2006 3:16:58 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 16 replies · 968+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 04/17/2006 | Joe Strupp
    Here Are Pulitzer Prize Winners, Announced Monday By Joe Strupp Published: April 17, 2006 3:05 PM ET NEW YORK The New York Times and The Washington Post were the top winners as this year’s Pulitzer Prizes for journalism were announced at Columbia University shortly after 3 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon. In an unusual event, there were two winners in two categories, including the coveted Public Service slot -- shared by the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss. The Post won four prizes and the Times won three. The Times-Picayune had not been named one...
  • I Love the Smell of Pulitzers in the Morning

    08/07/2006 3:56:19 PM PDT · by NYFreeper · 3 replies · 302+ views
  • The Radical World of Dana Priest

    05/11/2006 12:15:55 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 18 replies · 870+ views
    Sweetness and Light ^ | May 11, 2006 | Jennifer Verner
    In a National Public Radio interview just days after the Washington Post published her Pulitzer Prize winning article on the CIA’s "secret prisons," Dana Priest predicted that her work would cause "political embarrassment" for the Bush administration. Her prediction was not clairvoyance-based. The Washington Post released the article at a point of maximum impact—the eve of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s crucial visit to America’s European allies in the War on Terror. Priest’s shocking claims did more than embarrass the administration; they harmed America’s national security and intelligence gathering capabilities during a time of war. The allegations and insinuations of...
  • Journalists still playing fast and loose with the truth

    05/05/2006 2:53:52 AM PDT · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 267+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | May 5, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    I came across an article written a few weeks ago and was even more amazed than usual at how little truth the piece contained. The title is ominous -- Iraq Quagmire, Domestic Troubles Have Bush Setting Sites on Iran -- and the writer, John Hanchette, has credentials out the yin-yang. John Hanchette, a professor of journalism at St. Bonaventure University, is a former editor of the Niagara Gazette and a Pulitzer Prize-winning national correspondent. He was a founding editor of USA Today and was recently named by Gannett as one of the Top 10 reporters of the past 25 years....
  • Is The 2005 Priest Story A Fraud?

    04/27/2006 8:49:23 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 26 replies · 1,021+ views
    RiehlWorldView ^ | 4/26/2006 | Riehl
    Update: In 2002 the WaPo called the International detention (prison) story vital - in 2005 they quote another official calling it a burden. In 2002 they informed people that Clinton initiated the practice of extraordinary rendition. In 2005, they made it look like a creation of George Bush. What changed?
  • C.I.A. Defends Officer's Firing in Leak Case

    04/25/2006 8:57:49 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 69 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | April 26, 2006 | MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON, April 25 — The Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday defended the firing of Mary O. McCarthy, the veteran officer who was dismissed last week, and challenged her lawyer's statements that Ms. McCarthy never provided classified information to the news media. But intelligence officials would not say whether they believed that Ms. McCarthy had been a source for a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles in The Washington Post about secret C.I.A. detention centers abroad. Media accounts have linked Ms. McCarthy's firing to the articles, but the C.I.A. has never explicitly drawn such a connection (snip) A C.I.A. spokeswoman, Jennifer Millerwise...
  • Of Pulitzers and treason

    04/25/2006 6:15:18 AM PDT · by 13Sisters76 · 38 replies · 886+ views
    Townhall ^ | Apr.25,2006 | Pat Buchanan
    Of Pulitzers and treason By Pat Buchanan Apr 25, 2006 Mary McCarthy, special assistant to President Clinton and senior director of intelligence in his White House, has been fired by the CIA. McCarthy allegedly told The Washington Post our NATO allies were secretly letting the CIA operate bases on their soil for the interrogation of terror suspects. Apparently, McCarthy failed several polygraph tests, after which she confessed. If true, she was faithless to her oath, betrayed the trust of her country, damaged America's ties to foreign intelligence agencies and governments, and broke the law. The Justice Department is investigating whether...
  • Jail Time [Mary McCarthy]

    04/24/2006 6:41:03 AM PDT · by Quilla · 77 replies · 2,637+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2006 | Jed Babbin
    Fired CIA intelligence analyst Mary McCarthy has reportedly confessed to leaking facts about the CIA's top-secret terrorist jails in Europe and Southwest Asia to Dana Priest of the Washington Post. As Priest basks in the glory of the Pulitzer Prize she won for those stories, McCarthy is alternately being investigated for criminal prosecution and hailed as a brave crusader for truth, justice and The American Way. McCarthy is not, as one pundit said, a courageous American citizen exercising her First Amendment rights against an outrageous government policy. If there are no restrictions enforced by law, then there are no secrets....
  • Mary McCarthy CIA Leak Scandal: Give Back the Tainted Pulitzers

    04/23/2006 1:25:44 PM PDT · by Coastal · 24 replies · 1,387+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 4-23-06 | Cliff Kincaid
    It appears that one of the main sources of Washington Post reporter Dana Priest’s dubious November 2, 2005, story about CIA “secret prisons” abroad was CIA officer and former Clinton official Mary O. McCarthy, whose firing by the agency because of her leaks to Priest and other journalists has been making headlines. She had been hired by Rand Beers of the Clinton National Security Council, who went on to serve as an adviser to the 2004 presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry. Mary O. McCarthy, identified as a “U.S. Government/analyst,” is listed in Federal Election Commission records as a financial...
  • EU Says No Evidence Against CIA

    04/22/2006 8:22:40 AM PDT · by Richie Rich · 2 replies · 231+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 4/22/06 | Richie Rich
    No evidence of a story? Interesting that this lady who just won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting about illegal CIA prisons in Eastern Europe and now the story doesn't hold water. (But even if the US were interrogating Al Qaeda in Europe, I don't actually see what the big deal is) Nonetheless, maybe the Pulitzers should only go to the real stories from now on.
  • (Rocky Mountain) News wins 2 Pulitzers (Final Salute-Marines)

    04/18/2006 10:13:44 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | April 18, 2006 | Kevin Vaughan
    The Rocky Mountain News was honored Monday with Pulitzer Prizes in writing and photography for its unflinching look at the way U.S. Marines honor comrades who have paid the ultimate price. In a newsroom celebration marked by emotion and tears, reporter Jim Sheeler was recognized for winning in feature writing and photographer Todd Heisler in feature photography for their collaboration, "Final Salute." The special report followed a Marine major who has the difficult task of making death notifications and of helping families begin to face life after loss. And while there was tremendous satisfaction in the awards, there was also...
  • L.A. Times pulls columnist's blog over Web fake

    04/21/2006 6:32:11 PM PDT · by Liberty1970 · 30 replies · 966+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/21/06 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Times has suspended the blog of a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who posed as an Internet reader to defend his own column and attack his conservative foes. The Times apparently learned of Michael Hiltzik's multiple identities from another blogger, Patrick Frey, who was slammed by the columnist under a pseudonym. Frey, author of a blog called Patterico's Pontifications (, traced the writer back to Hiltzik's computer.
  • Pulitzer Prizes For Treachery

    04/21/2006 3:25:12 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 1,123+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2006 | Douglas MacKinnon
    The Pulitzer Prizes were just awarded, and once again, I was left off the winners list. Why? Why would the Pulitzer committee knowingly choose to undermine my self-esteem? As I wring my hands and wrack my obviously inferior brain, the answer hits me like a bolt out of a blue state. I didn't win, get nominated or even noticed because I didn't meet their very rigid criteria for selection. As simple and telling as that. And what exactly is the litmus test a writer has to pass before the Pulitzer committee deems his or her work acceptable? Well, as near...