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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Pulitzer Prize Nominees for Truth

PPNT Mission Statement:
Pulitzer Prize Nominees for Truth is an organization of Pulitzer winners and nominees dedicated to debunking the lies and exaggerations of Thomas Lipscomb and other fake journalists who claim or imply to be Pulitzer Prize Nominees.

OK. None of us are really Pulitzer winners or nominees.


Truthfully, PPNT is not 'us', just me. And I'm not really 'dedicated' to anything regarding Mr. Lipscomb. To tell the truth, I think he's a hack and not worth any more of my time than it took to write this post. There's not even a PPNT, really, although maybe there should be.
Certainly, PPNT's mission is more honorable than that of the now-debunked smear merchants whose name, by mere coincidence, is similar in construct to that of the PPNT. The fact that I started this post with a bunch of bullshit is where we share common ground. That the rest of my post is documented fact is where we couldn't be further apart.

And to our (my) credit, member(s) of PPNT aren't vet-bashers.
Mr. Lipscomb is.

In a recent article trashing Senator John Kerry's service (similar to one smearing General Wesley Clark's), Mr. Lipscomb is attributed with the following:

"Thomas Lipscomb is an independent investigative reporter who was nominated for a Pulitzer for his reporting on Kerry during the 2004 elections."

OK, so he was 'nominated'. So, what does it take to be NOMINATED?

According to pulitzer.org:

Entries for journalism awards may be submitted by any individual from material appearing in a United States newspaper published daily, Sunday, or at least once a week during the calendar year.

And what does it take to be a NOMINEE?

According to pulitzer.org:

The three finalists in each category are the only entries in the competition that are recognized by the Pulitzer office as nominees.

So, we know that almost anyone (thousands of people per year) can be nominated, but less than two dozen are nominees. So, what does a search of the pulitzer.com site reveal? Check for yourself. Go to www.pulitzer.org, and in the search, Enter "Lipscomb".

Wait. No. Let me do that for you.

He was 'nominated'? Anyone who had crap published in any rag can be 'nominated'.


And he wants to question the service of decorated veterans?

Give me a break.

Just as Mr Lipscomb denigrates the service of our vets, he attempts to minimize the accomplishments of Pulitzer winners with his disingenuous claims.

Show us your medals, Mr. Lipscomb, you right wing hack poseur. That's a challenge from the full membership of the PPNT.
I won't hold my breath waiting to see that Pulitzer nominee award, any more than I hope to ever lay eyes on Bush's TANG records.

Actually, you aren't even a nominee unless you are one of the three finalists in any category, according to the Pulitzer website.

In other words, filling out the form and sending in the money isn't nominating someone for a PP. It is simply an entry, or submission, according to the website.

Only the finalists whose names are announced at the same time as the winners are ever allowed to be called nominees.
Sorry I didn't notice that you'd already said that about the finalists being nominees. Guess it bears repeating.

But again, he wasn't nominated. His name was submitted...possibly by him.

By the way, Carlton Sherwood is also guilty of resume padding when he refers to himself as a Pulitzer Prize "winner."

According to the Pulitzer website, when three or more individuals have worked on the project, the journalism prize goes to the newspaper.

Look up the 1980 prize - it went to the Gannett News Service, not Carlton Sherwood.
Wait, it's even worse than I thought.

Gannett News Service won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for public service.

According to the "Terminology" section of the Pulitzer site (www.pulitzer.org), the Public Service award is ALWAYS given to a newspaper, and NEVER to an individual.

That means Sherwood is a total liar.

Oh and by the way, he also pretty much lied about being a Peabody "recipient," for similar reasons. The 1982 award went to the KOCO-TV, the station that broadcast the story he - and several others - happened to contribute to.
matchpoint - Thanks for stopping by!

I saw your comments over at military.com on Wade Sanders' post. Great job!
Good Job! :)
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