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Pulitzer Prizes for Russian Spy Stories?
Accuracy in Media, by Cliff Kincaid

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/20/2014 1:36:00 PM

The American media establishment is on the verge of awarding “distinguished” Pulitzer Prizes to National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden’s media mouthpieces, the recipients of his stolen national security documents. Such a move would further confirm the role of the media in helping America’s enemies and adversaries, and undermine whatever credibility the media have left with the American people. Dylan Byers’ story in POLITICO, “Edward Snowden looms over Pulitzer Prizes,” engages in speculation about which media figures receiving the Snowden documents might get a prize. It also plays down Snowden’s debt to the Russian regime, which gave him asylum. Snowden

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Noj15, 3/20/2014 3:40:32 PM     (No. 9777200)

Catherine Herridge of FOX News is long overdue for a Pulitzer.

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