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Our weekly recognition of less-than meritorious excellence in journalism worthy of Pulitzer consideration.

As an extension of a new media-mocking venture at Townhall, Riffed From The Headlines, we once again recognize the exalted performances in our journalism industry and compile worthy submissions to the Pulitzer Prize board in numerous categories. To properly recognize the low watermark in the press, let us get right to the latest exemplars of journalistic mis-excellence.

Distinguished Excellence in Criticism

The Pulitzer Prize Committee

Last week, the Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in numerous categories. For consideration in the arena of political cartoons, three people were nominated – Ruben Bolling, Lalo Alcarez, and Marty Two Bulls Jr. There was, however, some big controversy with the result.

Namely, there was no result.

The Pulitzer Board could not come to what it considers to be a sound majority result, so they elected to instead go with announcing that the winner was No Prize Given

an overlooked fun fact from last year is that the cartoon jury’s three choices were rejected by the board in order to award the prize to someone employed by a prominent member of the board

— Non Fungible Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) June 11, 2021

Distinguished Photographic Journalism

The Associated Press

The AP won a Pulitzer for its ongoing coverage of the social upheaval last year, with 10 of its photographers being recognized for their imagery. As the news syndicate was touting its accomplishment, you have to wonder about their choice of photograph to feature — or, whether they actually looked at their own photograph.

It appears The AP decided to go the “mostly peaceful” in describing their coverage of the “protests” from last year, all while displaying the image of a private business engulfed in flames. In order for their claim to hold up they were showing the picture of a member of The Temperance Movement, in front of a liquor store set ablaze — otherwise, this was a riot being depicted.

A group of 10 @AP photographers won the breaking news Pulitzer for their work capturing the drama and raw

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