The New Duranty Times rakes in another Pulitzer for a piece that would have made old Walter Duranty proud.
By Gary Shapiro for the New York Sun, with thanks to Ruth King:
A feature by a New York Times reporter, Andrea Elliott, that this week was awarded a Pulitzer Prize has come under fire from critics because it did not mention that a murderer who committed a 1994 terrorist attack had been incited by a former imam at the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, as well as for portraying a succeeding imam as moderate when he had praised the leader of Hamas and a female suicide bomber.
“The article is not complete,” a Middle East terrorism specialist at the American Jewish Committee, Yehudit Barsky, said. In a letter to the editor published in the New York Times on March 12, 2006, Ms. Barsky raised the fact an anti-Semitic sermon of a former imam, Mohammed Moussa, was cited as motivation for the killing of a rabbinical student, Ari Halberstam.
Pulitzer Prize entrants are supposed to tell jurors about any “significant challenges” to their work, the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Sig Gissler, said.
Asked if the Pulitzer board did review any challenges, Mr. Gissler said the deliberations are confidential. “We don’t disclose what does or does not come before the board,” he said.