April 20, 2009, - 3:50 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today, winners of the annual Pulitzer Prize awards were announced. The award is kind of the like the Nobel prize, except for American journalism (and the arts–literature, music, and plays). And just as biased as the Nobel.
Today’s winners included a series, which attacked Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s efforts to enforce immigrations laws.
The judges also awarded a Pulitzer in local reporting to the East Valley Tribune of Mesa, Ariz., for revealing how a sheriff’s focus on immigration enforcement endangered investigations of other crimes.
Yes, because illegal aliens never commit crimes, right? Does this paper’s Pulitzer-winning “local reporting” also include “revelaing how a cleaning woman’s focus on dirt endangered her cleaning efforts”? Just wondering.
Remember this politically-motivated “journalism award” the next time someone brags they’ve won a Pulitzer.
Ironic–no, actually, a complete lie–that the Pulitzer Prize medal bears this claim:
FOR THE MOST DISINTERESTED AND MERITORIOUS PUBLIC SERVICE
“Disinterested”? PUH-LEEZE. Pretty much every Pulitzer Prize in journalism goes to something written with a clear (and usually liberal) agenda.
Oh, and remember that the Pulitzers are awarded by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fave American hangout, Columbia University.