The New York Times was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes yesterday, including one for their coverage of Russia and its “ties” to President Donald Trump.
The awards come even as questions continue to linger over the Times’ objectivity and reporting that drifts into the realm of “fake news.”
Reporters from The Times also won for international reporting for a series on Russia’s surreptitious assertion of power. The series, a collaboration among The Times’s international, Washington and investigative teams, explored how Russia was expanding its influence at home and abroad.
David A. Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won the prize for national reporting for his work during the presidential campaign on Donald J. Trump’s charitable foundation. And Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal won the commentary award for columns that the Pulitzer board said “connected readers to the shared virtues of Americans during one of the nation’s most divisive political campaigns.”
Note the use of the term “shared virtues.” That is code for the East Coast liberalism that failed to connect with voters during the November elections.
The series into Russia demonstrates the agenda the Times pushed, and is now being rewarded for. Among the headlines the New York Times ran under this series of reports are the following.
*Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation
*Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief
*How Russia Often Benefits When Julian Assange Reveals the West’s Secrets
Make no mistake: the stories here were less about exposing Russia’s misdeeds, and more about trying to tie President Donald Trump to them. Read this selection from one article.
It was the cryptic first sign of a cyberespionage and information-warfare campaign devised to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, the first such attempt by a foreign power in American history. What started as an information-gathering operation, intelligence officials believe, ultimately morphed into an effort to harm one candidate, Hillary Clinton, and tip the election to her opponent, Donald J. Trump.
Like another famous American election scandal, it started with a break-in at the D.N.C. The first time, 44 years ago at the committee’s old offices in the Watergate complex, the burglars planted listening devices and jimmied a filing cabinet. This time, the burglary was conducted from afar, directed by the Kremlin, with spear-phishing emails and zeros and ones.
By last summer, Democrats watched in helpless fury as their private emails and confidential documents appeared online day after day — procured by Russian intelligence agents, posted on WikiLeaks and other websites, then eagerly reported on by the American media, including The Times. Mr. Trump gleefully cited many of the purloined emails on the campaign trail.
Even as the Pulitzer judges committee rewards The New York Times for their efforts, their narrative is falling apart. President Trump’s actions against Syria and Russia prove he is hardly the puppet of Moscow they tried to portray him as.
H/T: The Gateway Pundit