That’s why the gray lady is a tramp

The Pulitzer Prize board has decided not to revoke the award won by Walter Duranty of the New York Times for the Stalinist propaganda he passed off as reporting when covering the Soviet Union. Andrew Stuttaford of National Review Online dissects the tortured reasoning of the Pulitzer review board and takes the Times itself to task for not sufficiently distancing itself from the prize that “was won by a liar and a fraud, won by a journalist to whom genocide was not news that was fit to print, won by a journalist who by his silence made his newspaper an accomplice to mass murder.”