Tuesday, April 18, 2006

without Bush, would we even have Pulitzers?

Take a look at who won the Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism this year—and take a look at what they won them for:

  • The staff of The New Orleans Times-Picayune for its coverage of the Katrina disaster and its aftermath.
  • Dana Priest of The Washington Post for her reports on “black site” prisons and other “controversial features” of the government’s counterterrorism program.
  • James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times for their revelations about warrantless domestic spying.
  • Jim Sheeler of the Rocky Mountain News for his story about a Marine major who helps the families of comrades killed in Iraq.
  • Nicholas Kristoff of The New York Times for his commentaries about the genocide in Darfur (and the lack of any real attempt by the administration to put an end to it).
  • Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for his cartoons (like this one; full gallery here).
  • The staff of The Dallas Morning Herald for its “vivid photographs depicting the chaos and pain after Hurricane Katrina engulfed New Orleans.”
  • Todd Heisler of the Rocky Mountain News for his feature photography of Marines who return from Iraq in caskets.

And let us not forget the news “perpetrated” by some of Bush’s comrades in arms. . . .

  • A group of Washington Post reporters for covering the Abramoff scandal, and the staffs of the San Diego Union-Tribune and Copley News Service for their disclosure of the bribes that sent Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham to jail.

And people say the President isn’t generous with the media. . . .


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