Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Can a Pulitzer Prize be vacated? Guess who thinks so?

 In 2018, the Washington Post & the New York Times earned Pulitzer Prizes for investigative reporting on the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Three years later, a certain fellow is demanding that those prizes be rescinded, or, vacated, insisting they were wrong.

"WAAAHHHHH!! They're full of lies!! Take those prizes away! WAAAAHHH!!"

Donald Trump, the world's oldest child at 75, has a better chance of starring in a remake of Pinocchio than getting his wish granted. 

What set Citizen Pampers off was the fact that Michael Sussman, a lawyer who worked for Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016, was indicted by Special Council John Durham on charges of lying to the FBI. Sussman's lawyers are saying Durham's investigation, of course, is politically motivated. While there is no way to prove such to be the case, Trump, not a fan of Washington Post owner Jeffrey Bezos, is just looking for an excuse for a headline. He has no case, and, as usual, not a shred of actual evidence to justify the prizes being vacated three years after they were awarded. It is the second time in 2 1/2 years that Trump has demanded that the Pulitzers be rescinded.

Will it happen? Highly unlikely. The Pulitzer Prize Board will not bow to the demands of a man-baby with self-esteem issues. The reporters stand by their story, and Trump is whining because it painted him in a negative light. What someone should've explained to Trump is that this comes with the territory of entering the political arena, as he did six years ago. Everyone takes the good with the bad. It's called human nature.

For someone who paints himself as a Christian, though exploration of his faith has been largely ignored by the mainstream press, Donald John Trump hardly behaves as if he is a true man of faith, and his act has worn very, very thin.

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