Wednesday, April 22, 2009

When a Pulitzer Isn't Enough

From Salon:

The Pulitzer-winning investigation that dare not be uttered on TV

(updated below - Update II)

The New York Times' David Barstow won a richly deserved Pulitzer Prize yesterday for two articles that, despite being featured as major news stories on the front page of The Paper of Record, were completely suppressed by virtually every network and cable news show, which to this day have never informed their viewers about what Barstow uncovered. Here is how the Pulitzer Committee described Barstow's exposés:

Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.

Oh there's more.

How much longer is the corporate world going to get a pass for corrupting our government?

Hopefully this administration will have the courage to turn over a few rocks and stomp on some of these worms.

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