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  • Composer and conductor Karel Husa dies at 95

    12/16/2016 12:31:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Cornell Chronicle - Cornell University ^ | December 16, 2016 | Daniel Aloi
    Influential and internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Karel Jaroslav Husa, who taught at Cornell for 38 years and conducted major orchestras as well as campus ensembles, died Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, North Carolina. He was 95... Husa was born in Prague on Aug. 7, 1921... Husa became an American citizen in 1959... Husa won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1969 for his String Quartet No. 3, and the 1993 Grawemeyer Award for his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, and many other composition prizes over his career. His best known work is the four-movement “Music for Prague...
  • Q&A with Michael Ramirez (political cartoonist)

    06/02/2016 10:42:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael Ramirez and Brian Lamb
    Michael Ramirez talked about his career as an editorial cartoonist and his book, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare.
  • A Letter From Michael: (Michael Ramirez cartoons no longer posted at Investor's Business Daily)

    05/16/2016 1:16:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies ^ | April 29, 2016 | Michael P. Ramirez
    A Letter From Michael: It's with great sadness that I announce the end of the Investor's Business Daily daily print edition and the end of a great editorial page, as you know it. I am proud of the work that we've accomplished over the last ten years that I have been co-managing the page and the many years before that. Wes Mann & company have constituted the finest editorial team- one that delivered real news and real issues without the filter of political correctness. It was a beacon for the truth. I was proud to work with them and our...
  • Judith Miller: Senators Say Cruz ‘Not A Man Of His Word,’ Would ‘Stab You In The Back’

    04/29/2016 9:30:57 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Judith Miller said Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is so disliked in the Senate,” because “he was not a man of his word,” and would “stab you in the back.” Miller said, “Cruz was so disliked in the Senate, and Boehner was a charter member of that club. So, you could just see the politicians hated Cruz for reasons, by the way, that still have yet to be fully reported.”
  • 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...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • 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...
  • 2015 Pulitzer Winners

    04/20/2015 12:12:25 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies ^ | 4/20/'15 |
    Winning stories, photographs and cartoons, as well as bios and photos of the 2015 winners, are available by clicking the links below.
  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillary’s Secret Intel Operation: Who Authorized & Financed It?

    03/29/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    One of the reporters who exposed what appears to have been former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clinton’s longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jeff Gerth, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that he still wanted to know “who authorized or tasked this network to do what they did” and “who was paying for this?” Gerth, the former...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter left impoverished [living on subsidized dime]

    01/01/2015 12:46:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    In 1977, William McPherson earned the top honor in the writing world when he was honored with a Pulitzer Prize.But nearly four decades later, the former Washington Post critic now hovers on the brink of poverty thanks to a failing pension and a bit of bad luck on the stock market.In a heartbreaking essay for The Hedgehog Review, McPherson describes what it's like to become poor in old age-as part of a overlooked group who are neither middle or lower class.Former teachers and even lawyers who can't pay their bills but aren't on the streets begging for change.Surprisingly, he says...
  • Tony Auth, 72, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, died Sunday

    09/15/2014 9:58:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 14, 2014 | Bonnie L. Cook
    Tony Auth, 72, of Wynnewood, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and mainstay of The Inquirer's editorial page for four decades before resigning in 2012 to become a digital artist, has died. Mr. Auth had been under treatment for metastatic brain cancer. David Leopold, his friend and curator, said he died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, Sept. 14, four days after his supporters announced a fundraising effort for an archive devoted to his work at Temple University. Mr. Auth's remarkable career began in 1971 when the fledgling artist from California flew in to Philadelphia to interview for...
  • Judge Tosses Muslim Spying Suit Against NYPD...

    04/24/2014 8:21:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 21 Feb 2014 | Dan Froomkin
    A federal judge in Newark has thrown out a lawsuit against the New York Police Department for spying on New Jersey Muslims, saying if anyone was at fault, it was the Associated Press for telling people about it. In his ruling Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martini simultaneously demonstrated the willingness of the judiciary to give law enforcement alarming latitude in the name of fighting terror, greenlighted the targeting of Muslims based solely on their religious beliefs, and blamed the media for upsetting people by telling them what their government was doing. The NYPD’s clandestine spying on daily...
  • Joel Brinkley, a Times Washington and Mideast Reporter, Dies at 61

    03/14/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | William Yardley
    Joel Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who spent more than two decades at The New York Times, where he displayed range, rigor and lucid writing as a White House correspondent, as Jerusalem bureau chief and as an editor, died on Tuesday in Washington. He was 61. The cause was acute undiagnosed leukemia, resulting in respiratory failure from pneumonia, said his wife, Sabra Chartrand. Mr. Brinkley was a son of David Brinkley, the widely respected television news anchor, and he established his own journalism reputation early in his career. In 1980, while working at The Louisville Courier-Journal, he won a Pulitzer...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • 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...
  • Elliott Carter dies; Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer was 103

    11/05/2012 4:46:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2012 | Anne Midgette
    Elliott Carter, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer who fused European and American modernist traditions in seminal but formidable works, and who lived to hear ovations for music that was once thought to be anything but listener-friendly, died Nov. 5 at his home in New York City. He was 103.
  • They Called Him Punch

    10/12/2012 9:15:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 12, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    They called him Punch, and he earned the sobriquet. A Marine, he came home from serving in the Pacific theater, then in the Korean Conflict, to help run the family business, which in the case of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger was the New York Times. Imagine that -- somebody with a military background running the Times. Even harder to imagine these days, when the good gray New York Times has become as pretentious as it is ideological, is that it once had a publisher with a sense of humor. Punch Sulzberger used to say his family never worried about him when...
  • Vatican Documents Reveal Stalin's Forced Starvation Plan

    11/18/2011 6:59:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 11/17/11 | Elizabeth Lev
    Book Gives Details of 1932 'Killing by Hunger' in UkraineROME, NOV. 17, 2011 ( The sober skies and short days of November remind Romans that this is the month to pray for the dead. It seems fitting that this month opened with a presentation of new documents regarding one of the most tragic -- and virtually unacknowledged -- events of the modern age, the Ukrainian Famine. "The Holy See and the Holodomor: Documents from the Vatican Secret Archives on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine" by Father Athanasius McVay and Professor Lubomyr Luciuk was released Oct. 26 with...
  • St. Petersburg Times' PolitiFact...Pulitzer Prizes

    04/06/2011 6:34:24 PM PDT · by bronxville · 17 replies
    St. Petersberg Times ^ | April 21, 2009 | Stephen Nohlgren
    FULL TITLE - St. Petersburg Times' PolitiFact, Lane DeGregory win 2009 Pulitzer Prizes For the first time in its 125-year history, the St. Petersburg Times has won two Pulitzer Prizes in a single year. Staff writer Lane DeGregory, 42, captured the feature writing category for "The Girl in the Window," a moving account of a Plant City child whose mother kept her locked in a filthy room, and the adoptive family who worked to overcome her feral beginnings. The Times staff won the national reporting prize for PolitiFact, a Web site, database and "Truth-O-Meter'' that tests the validity of political...
  • 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
  • From scandal sheet to ... Pulitzer Prize? (Will The National Enquirer win a Pulitzer Prize?)

    04/12/2010 10:07:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies · 425+ views
    CNN ^ | 04/12/2010 | By Todd Leopold, CNN
    (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"...
  • 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...
  • BREAKING NEWS: William "Bill" Ayers Wins Pulitzer Prize for "Dreams of My Father"

    10/09/2009 10:18:33 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 3 replies · 585+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 10-09-09 | Vanity
    Ghost writer revealed!
  • 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.
  • Ukraine no longer silent about famine - a topic long smothered by forced Soviet silence

    06/03/2008 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 177+ views ^ | June 3, 2008 | Megan K. Stack
    Hryhory Haraschenko tells the stories feverishly, in a voice that brooks no interruption, gesticulating wildly with veined hands. He hauls out his stash of carefully bundled newspaper clippings, witness' tales and pencil-drawn maps. ... At 89, Haraschenko is among a dwindling number of Ukrainians who survived the Soviet-era famine of the early 1930s. Like other survivors and some historians, he regards the starvation -- known here as the Holodomor, or "death by hunger" -- as an act of genocide engineered to wipe out the Ukrainians. He wants it discussed, and he wants it recognized by the world. "Russia is afraid...
  • Aftermath of a Soviet Famine

    04/26/2008 11:27:15 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 30 replies · 453+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2008 | Peter Finn
    Ukraine's Pursuit of Genocide Designation Upsets Russians Who Say Others Died, Too MOSCOW -- Relations between Russia and Ukraine, bedeviled by disputes over natural gas supplies and NATO expansion, have lately been roiled by one of the great tragedies of Soviet history: the famine of 1932-33, which left millions dead from starvation and related diseases. Ukraine is seeking international recognition of the famine, which Ukrainians call Holodomor -- or death by hunger -- as an act of genocide. When Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin forced peasants off their homesteads and into collective farms, special military units requisitioned grain and other food...
  • Post Pulitzer Winner's Socialism: Ignore CEOs, Treat Them 'Like Social and Political Pariahs'

    04/09/2008 2:42:49 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 7 replies · 83+ views ^ | April 9, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    It’s all the rage with Democratic presidential candidates – vilifying the haves to win over the have-nots. However, the class warfare card is also in play for recent Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Pearlstein, a Washington Post columnist. Pearlstein participated in an online chat on the Post’s Web site April 8. Although he did not advocate direct government action, he told reader it’s time ostracize CEOs “making obscene salaries.” “No, not time for government intervention, actually,” Pearlstein wrote. “But it surely is time for people to treat CEOs who behave in this way like social and political paraiahs [sic], which is...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Invalid: Walter Duranty's 1932 Pulitzer Prize

    01/14/2007 4:37:17 PM PST · by mark pelech · 20 replies · 1,247+ views
    01/14/2007 | Mark Pelech
    Invalid: Walter Duranty’s 1932 Pulitzer Prize By Markian Pelech On November 21, 2003, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced its failure to revoke the Pulitzer Prize awarded in 1932 to Walter Duranty for his articles of 1931 about the Soviet Union , claiming that “there was not clear and convincing evidence of deliberate deception, the relevant standard in this case.” A review of Duranty’s prize-winning articles in conjunction with Columbia University Professor Mark von Hagen’s report on the articles for The New York Times shows sufficient evidence of deception to invalidate Duranty’s Pulitzer. The Pulitzer Board declared deception the criterion for...
  • I Love the Smell of Pulitzers in the Morning

    08/07/2006 3:56:19 PM PDT · by NYFreeper · 3 replies · 302+ views
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • '40 Bodies In Freezer' Paper Wins Pulitzer

    04/17/2006 2:23:30 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 46 replies · 1,161+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 17, 2006 | N/A
    Yep, the "newspaper" which gave us so many drama queen stories about Katrina that turned out to be woefully inaccurate wins the top prize in US journalism. Kind of tells you something, doesn't it?From Saudi-owned Reuters [excerpted]: Jim Amoss (L), Editor of the Times-Picayune newspaper, congratulates publisher Ashton Phelps, Jr. after learning the paper won two Pulitzer Prizes in New Orleans April 17, 2006. The Times-Picayune of New Orleans and The Sun Herald of Biloxi, Mississippi, shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for excellent coverage of Hurricane Katrina. The Times-Picayune also won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting...
  • Tom Friedman on Lou Dobbs

    03/01/2006 7:31:58 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 1,161+ views
    Red State from Yale Law School ^ | Feb 28th, 2006 | Pat Cleary
    Globalization guru Tom Friedman called Lou Dobbs, "a blithering idiot" in a lecture at Yale Law School last week... Friedman, three time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of bestsellers "The Lexus and the Olive Tree" and more recently "The World is Flat" (which sold a million and a half copies, far more than Dobbs' viewership), begins his answer. "One of the problems", he begins, explaining that we need leaders who can explain the complexity, not who will just stir the pot, "is we have politicians that are making us stupid, who are throwing sand in our eyes." But then he...
  • A Post-Pulitzer Coogler

    04/22/2004 3:34:07 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 3 replies · 176+ views
    TAS ^ | 4/22/04 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- Now that the Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded in the arts, journalism, and scholarship, the nation's intelligentsia turns its attention elsewhere. It has been a good year for the Pulitzer Prize. Thus far not one recipient has been nabbed for plagiarism, fabrication, or crimes against humanity. Doubtless some irregularities will be discovered in due course, but for now the intellectual excitement in the Republic shifts to the most highly esteemed of all intellectual awards conferred in this Augustan Age, the J. Gordon Coogler Award for the Worst Book of the Year. As always, the deliberations have been highly...
  • 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...
  • Joseph Sobran "Airbrushing History?" {in Walter Duranty Case}

    11/06/2003 5:35:41 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 11-96-03 | Sobran, Joseph
    Airbrushing History? October 23, 2003 Professor Mark von Hagen, a historian at Columbia University, says a 1932 Pulitzer Prize should be rescinded. That was a long time ago. Why does it matter now? Because the prize went to a liar for his lies. And they were very influential lies, whose impact was of historic importance. The liar was Walter Duranty, Moscow correspondent of the New York Times. Duranty wrote at the time that the Ukrainian famine, which had been amply reported in the less prestigious Hearst newspapers, was a false rumor. But the famine was real, and it was no...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stalin's Apologist (Walter Duranty Alert)

    05/20/2003 7:40:45 AM PDT · by pbear8 · 3 replies · 353+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | May 20, 2003 | Paul Jackson
    May 20, 2003 STALIN'S APOLOGIST New York Times scandal sparks memories of far worse one By PAUL JACKSON -- Calgary Sun A New York Times journalist wins the famed Pulitzer Prize as a reward for covering up and fabricating reports about one of the greatest atrocities of the 20th century. This particular villain's name was Walter Duranty and what he did fully 70 years ago was convince most of the world that allegations claiming Soviet dictator Josef Stalin engineered the mass starvation of as many as 12 million Ukrainian peasants and farmers was simply anti-communist propaganda. We now know this...
  • Sowell: Jimmy Carter's Ignoble Prize

    10/18/2002 6:18:51 PM PDT · by Jean S · 22 replies · 1,336+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/02 | Thomas Sowell
    The politicization of prizes was never more blatantly revealed than in the comments of two of the members of the committee that awarded former president Jimmy Carter the Nobel Prize for peace. One member clearly implied that the prize was meant as a criticism of the Bush administration, whose "threat of the use of power" he contrasted with Carter’s "principles that conflicts must be resolved as far as possible through mediation and international cooperation." Another member of the Nobel Prize committee was even more explicit that the award "should be interpreted as a criticism of the line that the current...
  • Calling all WWII vets for a vital mission

    07/30/2002 6:49:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 447+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | July 30, 2002 | Gordon Dillow
    <p>He's an old man now, frail and sick and lying in a bed in an Orange County nursing home. But there was a time when he was a friend to millions of Americans, a man who brought laughter to countless guys who had precious little to laugh about.</p>
  • Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin resigns from Pulitzer Prize board

    05/31/2002 12:07:00 PM PDT · by GeneD · 32 replies · 251+ views
    AP via ^ | 5/31/02 | Diego Ibarguen
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who has faced accusations of plagiarism over a 1987 book, has resigned from the Pulitzer Prize board, Columbia University announced Friday.</p> <p>In a letter to board Chairman John Carroll, Goodwin said, ''after the controversy earlier this year surrounding my book, `The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys,' and the need now to concentrate on my Lincoln manuscript, I will not be able to give the board the kind of attention it deserves.''</p>