Enquiring minds want to know: Will The National Enquirer win a Pulitzer Prize?Wow. An Enquirer win would not only give the notorious gossip rag some credibility, but it would serve as a huge sleight to a liberal media that conspired to look the other way despite rumors circulating that a then-Presidential candidate was cheating on his cancer-stricken wife. The lamestream print media wonders why they're rapidly going out of business? Look no further than readers no longer buying their left-leaning, partisan spin on news and current events (the same reason why television FOX remains way ahead of the rest of the pack). Every noteworthy newspaper and newsmagazine around the country had a responsibility to be on top of the word going around that John Edwards was a liar, con artist and a cheater, but instead theliberal elites in the press smugly dismissed the allegations and the Enquirer took advantage. Now after Edwards has been forced to admit the truth, been publicly humiliated and what with Elizabeth Edwards filing for divorce--damn right the Pulitzer belongs to the National Enquirer. Good for them.
It could happen.
On Monday afternoon, print journalism's highest honors will be announced, and among the candidates for investigative and national news reporting prizes is that bastion of supermarket check-out lanes, home of Elvis and Roseanne, The National Enquirer. It's being considered for its work breaking the John Edwards sex scandal, a story it followed when much of the so-called "mainstream media" was looking the other way.
The Pulitzer committee originally questioned the Enquirer's submission because of a dispute over whether it was a "newspaper" or "magazine" -- magazines can't enter. With the Enquirer -- whose paid circulation is just under 800,000 as of the end of 2009 -- now in the running, the paper's executive editor, Barry Levine, said winning would be an honor."It helps our credibility around the world," says Levine.