The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today, and two of the selections put a renewed focus on some of our pr*sident’s most corrupt dealings.
The Explanatory Reporting prize went to The New York Times for its reportage on the Trump family’s (most likely illicit) tax-dodging schemes:
For an exhaustive 18-month investigation of President Donald Trump’s finances that debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with tax dodges. (Moved by the Board from the Investigative Reporting category, where it was also entered.)
The Times’ story — which would have been a blockbuster, show-stopping piece if scandals didn’t collect on the ocher man’s corpse like barnacles on a whale — deserved far more attention than it got. One can only hope more people will now take a look.
Meanwhile, the National Reporting prize went to The Wall Street Journal for a story that did attract considerable interest and scrutiny:
For uncovering President Trump’s secret payoffs to two women during his campaign who claimed to have had affairs with him, and the web of supporters who facilitated the transactions, triggering criminal inquiries and calls for impeachment.
Congratulations to both these newspapers, which have not only received one of the most prestigious prizes in journalism but have also earned the coveted Donald J. Trump FAKE NEWS! Seal of Approval.
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