- How The Washington Post Lost Its Pulitzer Prize by Faking The News
by J. D. Heyes, http://www.naturalnews.com/
(NaturalNews) It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Washington Post following the election loss of their chosen presidential pick, Hillary Clinton. Her “potential to be an excellent president of the United States” – despite her blatant disregard for U.S. transparency laws and national security – vanished when she was bested by billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump, who also bested 16 other Republican candidates to win his party’s nomination.
Something happened to the Post’s managing editors and reporters after this historic loss, which was Clinton’s second: They’ve gone off the deep end, among other things accusing hundreds of alternative media rivals of being under the control of Russian propaganda efforts aimed at knocking Clinton out of the White House in favor of Trump (Natural Newsis on the list, by the way).
Talk about your tinfoil hat conspiracy theories.
But the Post has also joined a chorus of other Left-wing “mainstream media” in blaming Clinton’s loss on so-called “fake news” given us by the Kremlin, who in turn also fed it to WikiLeaks, little green men from Inner Earth and who knows who else.
‘Jimmy’s World’ was nothing but BS and forced the Post to hand a Pulitzer Prize back to the awarding committee
“Fake news” to the Post and the rest of the lunatic Leftist media is, of course – as The Washington Times describes it – “real news purposely not covered by the mainstream media.” In other words, if a media organization disagrees with the Left, then it can’t be real, and has to be generating “fake” news.
If there is a true purveyor of phony news stories, however, it’s the Post – even having been forced to give back a Pulitzer Prize because its reporter faked a story.
Enter Janet Cooke, a young African-American reporter who was forced to admit that her award-winning story about an alleged 8-year-old heroin addict in Washington, D.C., was all a fabrication.
As noted by The Hoax Project at the University of Maryland, her story, “Jimmy’s World,” was said to be based on interviews with the boy, his mother and his mother’s boyfriend. But after several aspects of her story began to collapse under scrutiny, she had to acknowledge that she never met or interviewed anyone like that, “and that she made up the story of Jimmy based on a composite of information about heroin addiction in Washington” gleaned from various sources.