The 2017 Pulitzer winners were announced today and among the winners awarded was the New York Times. One of the three articles they were awarded for was their ‘Russia Dark Arts Series‘ which included the ‘Russian Hacking the DNC’ hoax in the ‘international reporting’ category.
Yes, you read that correctly.
One of the 3 articles that won The New York Times a 2017 Pulitzer prize is titled, ‘The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S.’ dated December 13,2016.
Excerpt from one of the New York Times fake news articles:
It was the cryptic first sign of a cyberespionage and information-warfare campaign devised to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, the first such attempt by a foreign power in American history. What started as an information-gathering operation, intelligence officials believe, ultimately morphed into an effort to harm one candidate, Hillary Clinton, and tip the election to her opponent, Donald J. Trump.
Like another famous American election scandal, it started with a break-in at the D.N.C. The first time, 44 years ago at the committee’s old offices in the Watergate complex, the burglars planted listening devices and jimmied a filing cabinet. This time, the burglary was conducted from afar, directed by the Kremlin, with spear-phishing emails and zeros and ones.
By last summer, Democrats watched in helpless fury as their private emails and confidential documents appeared online day after day — procured by Russian intelligence agents, posted on WikiLeaks and other websites, then eagerly reported on by the American media, including The Times. Mr. Trump gleefully cited many of the purloined emails on the campaign trail.
Another article from the ‘Russia Dark Arts’ series is title ‘Efforts to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation’.
HELSINKI, Finland — Seeking to shine some light into the dark world of Internet trolls, a journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators.
“Everything in my life went to hell thanks to the trolls,” said Ms. Aro, a 35-year-old investigative reporter with the social media division of Finland’s state broadcaster, Yle Kioski.
Abusive online harassment is hardly limited to pro-Russian Internet trolls. Ukraine and other countries at odds with the Kremlin also have legions of aggressive avengers on social media.
But pro-Russian voices have become such a noisy and disruptive presence that both NATO and the European Union have set up special units to combat what they see as a growing threat not only to civil discourse but to the well-being of Europe’s democratic order and even to its security.
Pulitzer prizes don’t hold the prestige they once did. It is very obvious that the committee is biased towards leftist media. Judicial Watch was denied entry and Wikileaks is ignored.
NY Times just won a Pulitzer for reporting on “Russian online troll armies”
The bigger troll is giving them an award for anything
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 10, 2017