The New American, That Freedom Shall Not Perish
Appleton, Wisconsin, Tuesday, June 10, 2003
The recent twin scandals at the New York Times concerning reporters Jayson
Blair and Rick Bragg are small potatoes compared to the big brouhaha brewing
over Walter Duranty, the Times' long-dead-and-buried celebrity
The New American has repeatedly exposed Duranty's treasonous actions as the
U.S. media's top Kremlin apologist during the 1930s and his key role in
smothering news of Stalin's slaughter-by-famine of the Ukrainian people. The
Duranty-Times coverup of the Ukrainian genocide is one of the most heinous
journalistic crimes of the 20th century.
Walter Duranty, 1945, University of Arizona
Now, the Blair and Bragg scandals over plagiarism, fabrication, and
non-attribution have stirred new interest in Duranty and his Pulitzer Prize.
In his MSNBC "Instapundit" column for May 23rd, University of Tennessee law
professor Glenn Reynolds wrote: "At The New York Times, reporter Walter
Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize back in the 1930s for his reporting from the
Soviet Union. Later it turned out that he had - shades of Eason Jordan [CNN
propagandist for Saddam Hussein] - covered up Stalin's murder of millions.
The Times may have fired Jayson Blair, but it hasn't returned the Pulitzer."
As part of the 70th anniversary of the Ukrainian famine genocide, Ukrainians
are demanding that the Pulitzer Prize Committee strip Duranty and the Times
of this award.
In January, during its first executive board meeting of 2003, the Ukrainian
Congress Committee of America launched a global campaign to revoke Walter
Duranty's 1932 Pulitzer Prize and to expose the truth about his malicious
lies in the Times that provided strategic cover for this Communist
Ukrainian organizations in Europe, Australia, and North America have joined
in the e-mail and letter-writing campaign. So far, the Pulitzer folks have
refused to budge.
The New American, Appleton, Wisconsin, Tuesday, June 10, 2003
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