The Pulitzer Prizes: A Celebration of Left-Wing Journalism
While the Pulitzer Prizes are supposed to celebrate the best journalism in America, in reality, they represent something entirely different. They reward left-wing journalists for most effectively thumping the tub for the Left, all under the guise of “elevating our understanding of the world.”
As we enter the third year of the Biden administration, it’s clear that no one has won a Pulitzer for courageous reporting exposing this president’s failures, like the dramatic lack of border control. Instead, the awards have gone to those who continue to push a left-wing agenda.
Race and Racism Take Center Stage
One dominant theme in this year’s Pulitzer Prizes was race and racism. The Breaking News category was won by the Los Angeles Times for “revealing a secretly recorded conversation among city officials that included racist comments,” which at least came from Democrats.
The award for Commentary honored Kyle Whitmire (Twitter handle: @WarOnDumb) for “measured and persuasive columns that document how Alabama’s Confederate heritage still colors the present with racism and exclusion.”
The Audio Reporting victor was Gimlet Media and Connie Walker, “whose investigation into her father’s troubled past revealed a larger story of abuse of hundreds of Indigenous children at an Indian residential school in Canada.”
Conservatism and Racism Have “Powerful Connections”
The History prize went to Jefferson Cowie for “Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power.” The book was lauded as “a resonant account of an Alabama county in the 19th and 20th centuries shaped by settler colonialism and slavery, a portrait that illustrates the evolution of white supremacy by drawing powerful connections between anti-government and racist ideologies.”
It’s clear that conservatism and racism have “powerful connections.” That’s why The New York Times hailed the book as “regrettably relevant.”
Pushing a Left-Wing Agenda
The Pulitzer Prizes continue to push a left-wing agenda, with awards going to those who promote a narrative of racism and exclusion. It’s time to call these awards what they really are: “The Al Sharpton Prizes for Exposing the Evils of White Power and Privilege.”
It’s time for real journalism to be celebrated, not just those who push a left-wing agenda.
- Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog NewsBusters.org.
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