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  • NYTimes/Duranty Protest

    11/15/2005 3:46:45 PM PST · by spanalot · 3 replies · 343+ views
    cybercossack ^ | 11/13/05 | UUAO Pres. V Kurylo
    NY Times/Duranty Protest - Friday, November 18, 2005 –12:00 noon –opposite the NY Times building - 229 West 43rd Street between 7th and 8th in Manhattan. Organizer: United Ukrainian American Organizations of Greater New York.
  • Lie about Genocide and Collect Your Pulitzer Prize

    11/13/2005 7:13:18 PM PST · by spanalot · 10 replies · 791+ views
    Samizdata ^ | 11/13/05 | Perry de Haviland
    The whole issue of Walter Duranty's Pulitzer Prize in 1932 has always pissed me off. It just rankles that he got away with it, so the least we can do is blacken the bastard's name posthumously for the sake of the millions of dead Ukrainians he lied about. Now that Harold Pinter has won a Nobel Prize for literature, I guess the tradition of lionising men of letters who are apologists for mass murdering leftists is still alive and well.
  • SEVERIN EXPOSED-- Boston Globe Exposes Lies, Red Faces At CBS

    09/16/2005 6:42:59 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 16 replies · 2,889+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | September 16th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Jay Severin's luck may have finally run out in Boston. After years of questions about the WTKK-FM talk host's wild boasts and other deceptive behavior, the Boston Globe's Scot Lehigh examined his most outrageous: Severin's claim to be a Pulitzer Prize winner. The result was a devastating piece that should shatter sleazy Severin's talk radio future. His academic background, place of residence, even his real name, have all apparently been faked. And the timing couldn't be worse for the self-described "libertarian/libertine" host, more on that in a moment. The Radio Equalizer raised other questions about Severin's claims in this July...
  • Severin's phony Pulitzer (Jay Severin)

    09/16/2005 3:07:56 PM PDT · by Panerai · 26 replies · 3,702+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/16/2005 | Scot Lehigh
    OCCASIONAL LISTENERS to ''Extreme Games" on WTKK are accustomed to host Jay Severin admiring himself in the mirror of his own imagination, a glass so vast and glittering as to rival the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. But last Friday, the talkmaster positively outdid himself in setting new laurels upon his brow: He awarded himself a Pulitzer Prize. That came as part of a conversation with a caller about the declining standards he sees in journalism. Here's what Jay said: ''But since journalism began, and up until the time at least that I took my master's degree at Boston University...
  • PHOTOGRAPHY (AP) [Link to Anti-American Pulitzer Prize Photos from the AP's Arab Stringers]

    04/06/2005 11:40:22 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 19 replies · 1,378+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/6/05 | Associated Press Staff
    BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY Associated Press StaffThese photos have to be seen to be believed. They are the collection of AP photos from Arab photographers in the Middle East that recently won the Pulitzer Prize. Every single one shows either: (1) triumphant terrorists, (2) defeated or exhausted Americans, (3) Arabs angry at Americans for something, or (4) Abu Ghirab. Seriously, you have to look at the page. Here is the Link. Send this page to a friend. Treason? Maybe, maybe not. But the Associated Press has definitively marked itself as Al Qaeda's official publicists.
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners 2005

    04/05/2005 7:49:14 PM PDT · by rdcorso · 42 replies · 1,524+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-05-05 | Associated Press
    Pulitzer winning photos for 2005.
  • Portland Reporter Wins Pulitzer For Goldschmidt Scandal

    04/04/2005 5:50:22 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 8 replies · 693+ views ^ | 4/4/2005
    PORTLAND -- A reporter for Willamette Week, the Portland alternative weekly, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Nigel Jaquiss exposed a sexual relationship between former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt and an underage girl while Goldschmidt was Portland's mayor in the 1970s. The 14-year-old girl was his children's babysitter. The revelation drove Goldschmidt, a high-level consultant and power broker, from public life. Tears came to Jaquiss' eyes when he heard the announcement Monday. He said it was a terrific honor he never thought would be his. Jaquiss is a former Wall Street stock trader who moved to Portland eight...
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners, 2005

    04/04/2005 3:41:27 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 8 replies · 604+ views
    Pulitzer ^ | 4/4/2005
    2 0 0 5 PUBLIC SERVICE Los Angeles Times BREAKING NEWS REPORTING Staff of The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING Nigel Jaquiss of Willamette Week, Portland, Ore. EXPLANATORY REPORTING Gareth Cook of The Boston Globe BEAT REPORTING Amy Dockser Marcus of The Wall Street Journal NATIONAL REPORTING Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times INTERNATIONAL REPORTING Two Prizes: Kim Murphy of the Los Angeles Times Dele Olojede of Newsday, Long Island, N.Y. FEATURE WRITING Julia Keller of the Chicago Tribune COMMENTARY Connie Schultz of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland CRITICISM Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal EDITORIAL WRITING Tom Philp...
  • TOM LIPSCOMB nominated for Pulitzer for his reporting on John Kerry

    03/09/2005 12:44:30 PM PST · by doug from upland · 40 replies · 1,672+ views
    phone conversation with Lipscomb | 3-9-05 | dfu
    I spoke with Tom Lipscomb a short time ago. Tom did great reporting for the New York Sun about John Kerry's phony war record and the plot in Kansas City. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer for his reporting, but is not hold his breath. He knows they will never award it to him because of the subject of the reports. Tom is named in a song on the new parody CD, YOU'BE BEEN FREEPED, Vol. 1. We did a version of BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS by Johnny Horton that became the BATTLE OF KANSAS CITY. Our kudos to...
  • Lee to acquire Pulitzer (newpaper publishers)

    01/30/2005 11:17:59 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 9 replies · 421+ views
    DAVENPORT — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, and Pulitzer Inc. announced late Sunday that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Lee to acquire Pulitzer for a cash purchase price of $64 per share, with enterprise value totaling $1.46 billion. Pulitzer operates 14 daily newspapers, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, founded by legendary publisher Joseph Pulitzer in 1878. Others are the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, Ariz.; The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.; The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah; the Santa Maria Times, Santa Maria, Calif.; The Napa Valley Register, Napa, Calif.; The World, Coos Bay, Ore.; The Sentinel, Hanford, Calif.; the Arizona Daily...
  • Dan Rather & CBS Do Not Care About the Truth

    09/14/2004 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 1,621+ views ^ | September 14, 2004 | Kevin D. Korenthal
    The first few columns I wrote as a burgeoning political commentator were mainly on the subject of media bias. Even after writing 4 separate articles on the subject, I was still not prepared for what has been revealed about the Bush National Guard memos, as reported on by Dan Rather on CBS’s 60 Minutes II last week. Not 24 hours after Dan Rather reported these memos, questions began to arise regarding the authenticity of these supposed National Guard file documents. The first implications that the documents were probably not written when and by whom the 60 Minutes II piece indicated,...

    09/12/2004 7:35:59 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 62 replies · 1,747+ views
    September 12, 2004 | Nick Vlachos
    When asked what is the most important part of any news story, Joseph Pulitzer replied, "Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy." I've always thought that whether it's selling newspapers, a documentary, a speech to the Rotary Club, or used cars, if you want to have viewers tomorrow try deceit, if you want to have viewers ten years from tomorrow, try honesty. I have read about as much as anyone on the subject of the Bush National Guard memos. In fact, starting today I'll stop the reading. The excellent discussions and technical research presented here and now in several major news sources leaves very...
  • The Pulitzer Prize: No Conservatives Need Apply

    04/07/2004 1:02:29 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 447+ views ^ | 4/07/04 | George Shadroui
    The Pulitzer Prizes announced this week demonstrate again the stranglehold that liberals and leftists enjoy when it comes to garnering recognition from those who bestow honors for outstanding journalism and writing.While it is laudable that Anne Applebaum, who serves on the liberal Washington Post editorial board, won for documenting the terrors of the Soviet Gulag, it should be recalled that Solzhenitsyn’s monumental work on the same subject appeared in the 1970s. Likewise, the award given to William Taubman for his Khrushchev biography comes long after the Soviet Union itself had admitted to the crimes and repression documented. It has apparently...
  • LA NABS 5 PULITZERS; THE NY TIMES IS DISSED (Blair trickery blamed)

    04/06/2004 4:44:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 130+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 6, 2004 | KEITH J. KELLY
    <p>There was a left-coast slant to the Pulitzer Prize derby this year as the Los Angeles Times dominated the competition with five awards.</p> <p>The scandal-marred New York Times, which used to clean up, managed only a single award in the Public Service category.</p>
  • French photographer wins World Press Photo < Gotta See This>

    02/13/2004 10:07:12 AM PST · by Helms · 99 replies · 1,205+ views
    Reuters ^ | 13 February 2004 | Reuters
    French photographer wins World Press Photo 13 February 2004 AMSTERDAM — French photographer Jean-Marc Bouju was named on Friday as the winner of the World Press Photo competition. The international jury of the 47th annual World Press Photo, which is run from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, chose a colour image from Bouju that shows an Iraqi man comforting his 4-year-old-son at a Prisoner of War centre near Najaf, Iraq.The picture was taken on 31 March 2003 and can be viewed at Some 4,176 professional photographers from 124 countries participated in this year’s contest, the premier annual international competition...
  • Obituary: John Toland, 91, Author of Best-Selling History Books, Dies

    01/07/2004 6:04:43 AM PST · by OESY · 41 replies · 1,006+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2004 | CHRISTOPHER LEHMANN-HAUPT
    John Toland, a best-selling historian whose book "The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945" won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, died on Sunday at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. He was 91 and lived in Danbury. The cause was pneumonia, said his daughter Tamiko Toland. Reviewing "The Rising Sun" (Random House) for The New York Times, Walter Clemons called it a "big, absorbing and finally very moving history of the Pacific war, told primarily from the Japanese viewpoint." In research for his books, Mr. Toland typically sought to do as many interviews as possible, sometimes...
  • Pulitzer Inc. Wants to Cripple and Kill its Largest Union

    12/17/2003 8:48:55 AM PST · by FairWitness · 152+ views ^ | 2003 | Newspaper Guild
    Anti-Union actions conflict with P-D's editorial philosophy and past stances.Management's demands would be the first step to breaking the St. Louis Newspaper Guild, which has represented the bulk of Post-Dispatch employees for over 60 years.Hypocrisy, pure and simple.  The Post-Dispatch has a long and honorable history of championing the rights of unions and ordinary working people. The newspaper is proud of the support it has given over the decades to the development of the union movement. That is why the newspaper's current position in bargaining with its own employees is so glaringly contrary to its own stated beliefs, and why our...
  • Lying N.Y. Times Keeps Tainted Pulitzer

    11/22/2003 12:43:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 198+ views ^ | 11/21/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Just because the left-wingers at the New York Times ran propaganda for Ed Asner's favorite genocidal dictator, Joseph Stalin, doesn't mean the paper has to return a tainted Pulitzer Prize. "The board determined that there was not clear and convincing evidence of deliberate deception, the relevant standard in this case," Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler claimed today. After a worldwide outcry from Ukrainians and other decent human beings, a Pulitzer subcommittee in April launched a "review" of pro-Soviet propaganda written by the Times' useful idiot Walter Duranty, who in 1932 was handed the prize. Duranty somehow failed to report how Stalin's...
  • Panel Won't Pull N.Y. Times 1932 Pulitzer

    11/21/2003 2:21:28 PM PST · by GeneD · 48 replies · 241+ views
    AP via ^ | 11/21/2003
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1932 Pulitzer Prize awarded to a New York Times reporter accused of deliberately ignoring the forced famine in Ukraine will not be revoked, an administrator for the journalism awards said Friday. "The board determined that there was not clear and convincing evidence of deliberate deception, the relevant standard in this case," Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler said in a statement. A review of Walter Duranty's work was launched in April by a Pulitzer subcommittee. The review came amid complaints that Duranty's reports intentionally made no mention of the Soviet Union's forced famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933...
  • New York Times about to give up Pulitzer from '32

    11/09/2003 9:54:48 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 13 replies · 587+ views
    Star Newspapers (Chicago) ^ | Sunday, November 9, 2003 | Michael J. Bowers
    Since Jayson Blair was exposed and fired on May 1, the New York Times has been performing atonement for partisanship and hubris. First came the long and painful front-page account of how management had been guilty of astonishing incompetence in failing to recognize Blair's deceptions. Next there was the establishment of the Siegal committee, which met for several weeks to recommend damage-control measures such as the appointment of an ombudsman for the first time ever. When this failed to end the storm, Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. fired Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd. (Sulzberger, a permanent boy...
  • Revoke the Pulitzer ? and Other Stalinist Tactics

    10/27/2003 11:58:31 AM PST · by Apolitical · 7 replies · 152+ views
    If you haven?t been reading the papers lately, you may have missed that the The New York Times brass is making it known that they are upset and worried about Stalinist practices and the airbrushing of history. This piece of information might come as a welcome surprise to many readers who have observed the Times?s history of turning a blind eye to the cruel abuses of Stalin?s regime...So, does the fact that the Times higher-ups are now getting quoted fretting over Stalinist procedures mean that they have finally seen the light? (Dramatic pause) Come on, folks! This is the New...
  • N.Y. Times agrees 1932 Pulitzer Prize was not deserved

    10/23/2003 6:32:29 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 13 replies · 107+ views
    AJC ^ | 10/23/03 | Howard Kurtz
    <p>The executive editor of the New York Times said Wednesday that the paper has no objection if the Pulitzer Prize board wants to revoke an award granted to one of its reporters 71 years ago.</p> <p>Stepping into a simmering controversy over whether Walter Duranty deserved the prize for his largely favorable reporting on Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union, Bill Keller said the paper has notified the board that the Times considers Duranty's work "pretty dreadful ... It was a parroting of propaganda."</p>
  • Historian hired by NY Times says 1932 Pulitzer Prize should be rescinded

    10/22/2003 2:11:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies · 251+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-22-03 | SARA KUGLER
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- A 1932 Pulitzer Prize awarded to The New York Times should be revoked, according to a historian hired by the newspaper to review the winning work, which has been questioned for years.</p> <p>A subcommittee of the Pulitzer Board has been reviewing the prize won by writer Walter Duranty for his series on Russia. The review was sparked by complaints that Duranty deliberately ignored in later coverage the forced famine in the Ukraine that killed millions of people.</p>
  • The Hungarian gift to US news

    09/04/2003 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 4 replies · 131+ views
    Budapest Sun ^ | September 4, 2003 | Tina Weyland
    ONE hundred years ago this month Joseph Pulitzer, who emigrated to the United States from Hungary as a young man, gave $1 million dollars to Columbia University. The gift would lead to the Pulitzer prizes, the most prestigious awards in American journalism. In 1903 Pulitzer was a powerful, wealthy publisher, praised for bringing newspapers to the masses and for calling attention to their concerns. He was also criticized for sensationalism and condemned for the role he played in the lead-up to the Spanish American War. The endowment to Columbia would serve its purpose - to carry the Pulitzer name into...
  • Duranty Update: Pulitzer admits precedent that would withdraw Duranty prize from New York Times

    07/18/2003 9:50:05 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 270+ views
    Insight ^ | July 17, 2003 | John Berlau
    In this week's Insight cover story ("Duranty's Deception," July 22-Aug. 4) and in other articles on the campaign to take away New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty's 1932 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Soviet Union because it has been proved to be deliberately fraudulent, it has been written that no Pulitzer has ever been revoked or withdrawn. It is stated that the Washington Post returned the Pulitzer awarded Janet Cooke in 1981, but that no action was taken by the Pulitzer Prize board. "Although the Pulitzer has never been revoked, it was once returned," said the Associated Press in...
  • One Pulitzer That Should Shake the World (Moscow Times: New York Times hid communist crimes)

    06/15/2003 8:51:20 PM PDT · by DPB101 · 31 replies · 469+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 6/15/03 | Matt Bivens
    WASHINGTON -- America's most coveted journalism award is the Pulitzer Prize, and The New York Times has collected 89 of them. But now one of those Pulitzers is being challenged because the honored reporter was a fraud. Is this about Jayson Blair, the whiz kid whose faked articles have deeply embarrassed his paper? Yes and no. The prize in question was won in 1932 by Walter Duranty for "excellence in reporting" out of the Soviet Union. That same year, the Stalin regime sealed the borders of Ukraine, ordered the confiscation of grain, and engineered a mass famine -- one so...
  • Commentary: Gareth Jones, hero of Ukraine

    06/15/2003 6:55:26 AM PDT · by aculeus · 18 replies · 260+ views
    United Press International ^ | 6/12/2003 | Martin Sieff
    WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- What can you expect if you fearlessly expose the systematic, genocidal murder of 10 million people? You can expect to be branded as a liar in the most prestigious newspaper in the United States. You can expect to be murdered yourself by bandits probably in the pay of conspirators perpetrating equally colossal, monstrous crimes against humanity. And you can even to be betrayed after your death and airbrushed out of existence by one of your closest professional colleagues and friends. That was the fate of Gareth Richard Vaughan Jones, a brilliant, idealistic and utterly fearless...
  • The Blair affair fuels a 70-year-old scandal (LA Times on Walter Duranty, Stalin and the NYTs)

    06/13/2003 8:42:12 PM PDT · by DPB101 · 15 replies · 230+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/14/03 | Tim Rutten
    The New York Times' Walter Duranty won a Pulitizer for reports promoting Stalin. Among all the unforeseeable permutations of the Jayson Blair affair, none is more unexpected -- or more problematic -- than its role in reviving the 13-year-old campaign to strip the New York Times' Walter Duranty of the Pulitzer Prize he won in 1932 . . . But the Times has forthrightly confronted its institutional complicity, most recently in the 150th anniversary issue it published two years ago. In that same issue, former Times Executive Editor Max Frankel commented at length and with equal candor on what he...
  • Pulitzer-Winning Lies: Pro-Stalinist Walter Duranty's yellow journalism whitewashed the Reds.

    06/13/2003 1:31:15 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 259+ views ^ | Friday, June 13, 2003 | By Arnold Beichman
    Pulitzer-Winning LiesBy Arnold BeichmanThe Weekly Standard | June 13, 2003 AT LONG LAST a Pulitzer Prize committee is looking into the possibility that the Pulitzer awarded to Walter Duranty, the New York Times Moscow correspondent whose dispatches covered up Stalin's infamies, might be revoked. In order to assist in their researches, I am downloading here some of the lies contained in those dispatches, lies which the New York Times has never repudiated with the same splash as it accorded Jayson Blair's comparatively trivial lies: "There is no famine or actual starvation nor is there likely to be." --New York Times,...
  • Pulitzer-winning Lies (from The New York Times)

    06/12/2003 11:35:37 AM PDT · by DPB101 · 20 replies · 611+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/12/03 | Arnold Beichman
    AT LONG LAST a Pulitzer Prize committee is looking into the possibility that the Pulitzer awarded to Walter Duranty, the New York Times Moscow correspondent whose dispatches covered up Stalin's infamies, might be revoked. In order to assist in their researches, I am downloading here some of the lies contained in those dispatches, lies which the New York Times has never repudiated with the same splash as it accorded Jayson Blair's comparatively trivial lies: "There is no famine or actual starvation nor is there likely to be." --New York Times, Nov. 15, 1931, page 1 "Any report of a famine...
  • Analysis: Shame of Duranty's Pulitzer

    06/12/2003 6:04:32 AM PDT · by wretchard · 2 replies · 229+ views
    UPI ^ | 6/2/2003 | Martin Sieff
    WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- As the U.S. media still digests the shock and lessons of the Jayson Blair affair at The New York Times, a far older and far worse journalistic wrong may soon be posthumously righted. The Pulitzer Prize board is reviewing the award it gave to New York Times Moscow correspondent Walter Duranty more than 70 years ago for his shamefully -- and knowingly -- false coverage of the great Ukrainian famine."In response to an international campaign, the Pulitzer Prize board has begun an 'appropriate and serious review' of the 1932 award given to Walter Duranty of...
  • Pulitzer Probes Times Writer Duranty over Stalin Ties

    06/11/2003 12:15:51 PM PDT · by Libertarian Jim · 17 replies · 378+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2003 | Larry McShane, AP
    Pulitzer Probes Times Writer's 1932 Award Tue Jun 10,10:33 PM ET Add U.S. National - AP to My Yahoo! By LARRY McSHANE, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - A Pulitzer Prize awarded in 1932 to a New York Times correspondent is under review and could be revoked because of complaints that he deliberately ignored the forced famine in the Ukraine that killed millions.   The review of Walter Duranty's work was launched in April by a Pulitzer subcommittee. No Pulitzer has ever been revoked in the 86 years that the prize has been awarded. Members of the Ukrainian Congress Committee...
  • All The Lies Fit To Print: NY Times 1932 Pulitzer Could Be Revoked

    06/11/2003 6:03:11 AM PDT · by Seti 1 · 21 replies · 152+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 10, 2003 | Unattributed
    ALL THE LIES FIT TO PRINT N.Y. Times 1932 Pulitzer could be revoked Award to reporter who ignored Stalin's atrocities under review Posted: June 10, 2003 Amid a devastating reporting scandal in the wake of which two top editors have resigned, the New York Times faces the possible loss of its 1932 Pulitzer Prize. Times reporter Walter Duranty won the award more than 70 years ago for his reporting on the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin's communist regime. But several Ukranian-American groups, as part of their commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Ukranian Famine, are asking the Pulitzer board...
  • N.Y. Times 1932 Pulitzer could be revoked

    06/11/2003 2:31:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 167+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 11, 2003
    Amid a devastating reporting scandal in the wake of which two top editors have resigned, the New York Times faces the possible loss of its 1932 Pulitzer Prize. Times reporter Walter Duranty won the award more than 70 years ago for his reporting on the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin's communist regime. But several Ukranian-American groups, as part of their commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Ukranian Famine, are asking the Pulitzer board to revoke Duranty's award, arguing that the correspondent's sympathy for Stalin caused Duranty to ignore millions of deaths. Indeed, the Pulitzer board is considering doing just...
  • '32 Times Pulitzer could be yanked

    06/11/2003 1:22:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 28 replies · 249+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/11/03 | PAUL D. COLFORD
    More than 70 years later, a Pulitzer Prize won by a Moscow correspondent for The New York Times is being reconsidered. A subcommittee of the Pulitzer board is reviewing the 1932 award won by Walter Duranty, an admirer of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Specifically, the board said yesterday, it is responding to complaints from those who want the Pulitzer revoked. Duranty earned the prize for stories about the Soviet dictator's five-year plan that were published in 1931 - before millions perished in the Stalin-engineered famine that ravaged Ukraine. Duranty denied in reports for The Times that there was a famine....
  • New Push Afoot To Revoke a Tainted Times Pulitzer

    06/10/2003 11:08:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 166+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 6/10/03 | Eric Wolff
    Bowing to a letter writing campaign from Ukrainian- American groups, the Pulitzer Prize board has quietly convened a subcommittee to investigate revoking the award it gave to New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty in 1932. "We’re just going to look into a variety of complaints, just look into everything," said the administrator for the board, Sigvard Gissler. Inspired by the 70 th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine — the winter of 1932–33, when Stalin’s FiveYear Plan deliberately starved Ukrainian peasants into submission, killing millions — the Ukrainian groups have mobilized 45,000 letter writers to call the board’s attention to the...
  • Pulitzer Prize board begins review of Duranty's award (more bad publicity for the New York Times)

    06/01/2003 6:56:43 PM PDT · by DPB101 · 59 replies · 946+ views
    The Ukrainian Weekly ^ | 5/25/03 | Andrew Nynka
    PARSIPPANY, N.J. - In response to an international campaign, The Pulitzer Prize Board has begun an "appropriate and serious review" of the award given to Walter Duranty of The New York Times, an administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes said on May 20. The board's administrator said in a telephone interview that the review began as a result of the thousands of letters and e-mails the board received in early May. A confidential review by the 18-member Pulitzer Prize Board is intended to seriously consider all relevant information regarding Mr. Duranty's award, said Sig Gissler, administrator for the Pulitzer Prizes. "There...
  • Ukrainians want pro-Stalin writer stripped of Pulitzer

    05/03/2003 7:04:07 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 50 replies · 1,767+ views
    The Observer ^ | May 4, 2003 | Askold Krushelnycky
    Drug addict, sexual predator on both sexes and apologist for Stalin, British reporter Walter Duranty still managed to win America's most coveted award for journalism, the Pulitzer prize, for his coverage of Soviet life in the Thirties. Now a campaign has been launched to strip him posthumously of the award by Ukrainians, who insist that Duranty, who was born in Britain and worked for the New York Times, helped Stalin to cover up an extermination campaign that claimed millions of lives, mostly in Ukraine. Ukrainian politicians and academics and Ukrainian communities in Britain, Canada, the US and Australia have started...
  • Creator of the Bob Lee Swagger novels wins Pulitzer

    04/07/2003 2:00:01 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 35 replies · 508+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4/7/2003
    Stephen Hunter won the criticism Pulitzer for his "authoritative film criticism that is both intellectually rewarding and a pleasure to read." Hunter writes excellent film criticism for the Washington Post, and also writes adventure novels about Vietnam-era master sniper Bob Lee Swagger. As I'd be willing to bet there are some Hunter fans here, I thought you'd want to know.
  • NY'ers: 'Flag Raising at Ground Zero' Should Have Won Pulitzer

    04/11/2002 2:19:53 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 30 replies · 725+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 4/11/02 | Limbacher
    By a margin of two-to-one, New York Post readers say the Pulitzer Prize committee missed the boat on Tuesday when it gave its photojournalism award to the New York Times for a series of photos of the Twin Towers' collapse - while snubbing the now-legendary photo, "Flag Raising at Ground Zero." 66 percent of Post readers preferred the photo of firefighters Dan McWilliams, Bill Eisengrein and George Johnson hoisting Old Glory atop a makeshift flag pole they retrieved from the Twin Towers' wreckage just hours after the 9/11 attacks. 33 percent favored the Times series, in the self-selecting online poll....