Until this year, the Pulitzer Prize Committee focused heavily on celebrating “journalism” that explored the fraudulent tale of Donald Trump “colluding” with Russia. But now that the Russia story has gone bust, the Pulitzers are suddenly empty of any stories about Russia.
For instance, last year the New York Times and the Washington Post won nods for “deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign.”
Of course, in fact, all that “reporting” was utter bunk. The “sources” were liars and there was no “collusion” nor was there any real influence by Russia on the 2016 elections.
These Pulitzers are all garbage.
But, for the last two years the Pulitzers have all been all about Russia, Russia, Russia.
Then came the Mueller report that found no collusion, no Russia, and no influence. And, just like that… *poof*…. the Russia story is off the list for the Pulitzers.
As Monica Showalter at American Thinker noted:
This year? Nothing. Zero, zip, nada. Poof! I checked, even among the non-winning nominees, which took some work. There was a single entrant from among the cartoonists who had a few ignorant Trump-colluded-with-the-Russians tropes, and that guy didn’t win.
As Showalter noted, “it adds up to a rather dramatic change in focus because up until now, Russia-Russia-Russia coverage has been big business for Pulitzers.”
She is exactly right.
How can the Pulitzers go from all Russia all the time to not one peep about the story only weeks after the Mueller report emerges?
But it gets worse. Not only did the stories about Trump collusion suddenly disappear from the Pulitzer list, but all the stories that revealed the lies of the Russia story were also ignored by the Pulitzer committee.
So, on one hand, the Pulitzers spent two years celebrating stories pushing the collusion lies, but when that story was actually proven a lie by the very man they expected to prove otherwise, the committee then ignored the stories proving it was a lie.
But… yeah… the Pulitzer Prize is about “journalism,” not pushing the liberal agenda.
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