Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pulitzer Prizes

I frequently disagree with the stories that are chosen to win Pulitzer Prizes*, but I really can't argue with one recent selection.

I read Gene Weingarten's Fatal Distraction when it first came out and I found it heartbreaking then. I still do.

That link is very sad and might not be for you. But it is a brilliant bit of reporting.

Pulitzer-themed criminal justice *headdesk* of the day.

* My feminism and my fairly libertarian outlook are internally arguing over the prize going to Kathleen Parker. Will let you know who wins.

1 comment:

PG said...

I am not much of a fan of Parker (though I do applaud her courage as a conservative in being willing to criticize the choice of Sarah Palin during the 2008 election), as I find her writing rather poor on a technical level. She doesn't seem to really think out what she's going to say, and it often comes across as rambling and disjointed, with metaphors and analogies falling apart over the course of a paragraph.

Also, she beat David Leonhardt, in a year when the economy was the most important subject in American journalism?!