The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)


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 embarrassment.

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 holocaust.

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.

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