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Does O'Reilly Want A Pulitzer

Reported by Deborah - April 24, 2006

Tonight, in what should have been dubbed the "sour grapes" segment, O'Reilly attacked the Pulitizer Prize claiming the the Pulitzer Board is left leaning and biased when choosing the recipients of the awards. O'Reilly complained , " We won't even submit anymore," acting convinced that the only reason he has been overlooked is political. 4/24/06

O'Reilly had Douglas MacKinnon, Washington Times, there to bolster his case since MacKinnon wrote a bitter op/ed piece against the Pulitizer and a few of the 2006 winners. Claiming that the prize winners were all "Republican bashers" and worse, MacKinnon failed to discuss most of the winners and nominees in his op/ed.

O'Reilly and MacKinnon were all over the award given to Dana Priest for the story of the secret prisons in Eastern Europe acting as if the secret places of torture should have remained hidden from the public.O'Reilly was torn about the NSA pieces by James Risen and Eric Lichtblau. There was little discussion about the awards given to the Times Picayune and Sun Herald, Biloxi for their Katrina Coverage or the other varied and nonpolitical issues covered by other prize winners. In fact, out of 16 prizes, only 4 could possibly construed as "left leaning". Once a complete list and description of the awards are seen, O'Reilly and MacKinnon both look like poor, foolish losers.

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