A Pulitzer Winner You're Not Going To See On Cable

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The Pulitzer's came out this week but there's one winner who's story (or name, even) you probably haven't heard of. His name is David Barstow and he writes for a little newspaper called the... I have it right here, one second- New York Times', maybe you've heard of it. But you could be forgiven for not having heard of him thanks to every cable news network in America.

Mr. Barstow won his Pulitzer for investigative reporting, a pretty exciting Pulitzer category, but he hasn't exactly been burning up the airwaves recently. At all. The Pulitzer Committee writes of their decision:

Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.

Sounds like a big deal, right? Generals who are supposedly retired and independent are shaping public opinion about world events that will directly benefit companies and steer the country in the direction the Pentagon wants it to go.

Well, turns out it IS a big deal- there are Congressional inquiries and the possibility that laws regulating domestic propoganda have been broken. But good luck finding out about it from any of the news outlets.

More info here

 

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Posted by Tor Hershman on 2009-04-28 09:26:46
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Tor Hershman
 

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