The Early April Quest for the Pulitzer Prize in Terrible Journalism
by Progressive American Patriot, Sat Apr 14, 2007 at 09:40:59 PM EDT
This month, the AP and CNN distorted the nature of the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth." Both sources repeated the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth's" attacks on John Kerry, without acknowledging that the group was slanderous to say the least.
And last Thursday, Katie Couric and CBS joined the throngs of journalists and corporate owned media outlets competing for the Pulitzer Prize in Terrible, Apathetic and Horribly Deceptive Journalism. As Media Matters reported Couric repeated thoroughlydebunked" rumors that Obama had gone to a madrassa as a child. She actually had the nerve to ask, "Is America ready to elect a president who grew up praying in a mosque?" If she had read his autobiography, which I recommend, she would have known just how bogus this "question" is.
The New York Times was lazy. The AP and CNN should have known better. Katie Couric should read a book. They all have a lot to learn about good journalism. They could start by ceasing to repeat utter hogwash. They could learn a lesson from NPR and try to crack open another scandal like Attorneygate. I'll leave it to you to choose who wins the Pulitzer Prize in Terrible Journalism.