President Donald Trump slammed the Pulitzer Prize Board Monday for standing by its 2018 National Reporting prize and refusing to revoke any of the awards handed to Russia Hoax reporters.
After conducting a review the Pulitzer Board said:
“The Pulitzer Prize Board has an established, formal process by which complaints against winning entries are carefully reviewed.
“In the last three years, the Pulitzer Board has received inquiries, including from former President Donald Trump, about submissions from The New York Times and The Washington Post on Russian interference in the U.S. election and its connections to the Trump campaign–submissions that jointly won the 2018 National Reporting prize.
“These inquiries prompted the Pulitzer Board to commission two independent reviews of the work submitted by those organizations to our National Reporting competition.
“Both reviews were conducted by individuals with no connection to the institutions whose work was under examination, nor any connection to each other.
“The separate reviews converged in their conclusions: that no passages or headlines, contentions or assertions in any of the winning submissions were discredited by facts that emerged subsequent to the conferral of the prizes.
“The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes in National Reporting stand.”
Trump fired back at the board, noting that the decision destroys the credibility of the prize when it’s awarded to those who promote “blatant fake news.”
“The Pulitzer Board has taken away any shred of credibility it had left with its ‘response’ regarding the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, which was awarded to The New York Times and The Washington Post for blatant fake news,” Trump blasted.
“Instead of acting with integrity and providing transparency, the Pulitzer Board is running cover for the biggest reporting failure in modern history: the fake Russia Russia Russia collusion hoax.
“Why would The Washington Post or The New York Times ever want to admit their obvious mistakes and come clean when their false reporting is being guarded, and awarded, by the Pulitzer Prize, which at one point actually meant something?
“These outlets should hand back their prizes without notification from Pulitzer, which would be the honorable thing to do.
“The only way The New York Times and The Washington Post should get a possible Pulitzer Prize would be in a new category—disinformation, for helping to perpetrate a false story created and peddled by Crooked Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and certain lowlife Democrats.
“The truth is that the 2018 Pulitzer Prize was handed out for reporting that merely parroted political disinformation—disinformation that we know was fabricated by foreign operatives and my political opponents.
“If the Pulitzer Prize has become a blatant acknowledgment of false, liberal political propaganda, then the Pulitzer Board should just say so.
“Instead, they hide their supposed ‘independent investigations’ in a veil of secrecy, so the public cannot know the truth,” he said.
“I will continue doing everything possible to right the wrong caused by the 2018 Pulitzer Prize.”
After a complaint from former president Donald Trump, the Pulitzer Prize board took the unusual step of reviewing stories from The Washington Post and the New York Times — deciding they were indeed worthy of their 2018 prizes. https://t.co/5V4e9XDiew
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 18, 2022
The board of the Pulitzer Prizes on Monday rejected an appeal by Donald Trump to rescind a prize given to The New York Times and The Washington Post for coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russian ties to Trump’s campaign. https://t.co/qnUuJwnZ0y
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 19, 2022