The Prizes Of Collusion And The Collusion Of Prizes

PA Pundits - International

By Tim Graham ~

Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple was angry. The Pulitzer Prize committee organized two outside organizations to review (and approve) their controversial 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, granted to The New York Times and The Washington Post for covering the Russian “collusion” investigation. President Trump and his staunchest media fans have routinely mocked this prize.

Wemple asked “What were they thinking?” His headline was “The Pulitzers’ Trump trap is every media outlet’s Trump trap.” Wemple colorfully complained it “amounts to lunatic-appeasement of the high-maintenance sort.”

Is it possible there’s someone conservative other than Trump that isn’t a “lunatic” for questioning the Pulitzer hype? You can understand where these prize peddlers would double down and say there’s nothing in these collusion-porn stories that is “fake.” But in the end, the overarching conspiracy theory – that the Trump campaign and the Russians colluded to defeat…

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