Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pulitzer for The National Enquirer?

The long-scorned tabloid, The National Enquirer, is reportedly in the running for a Pulitzer prize. The Pulitzer folks have allowed them into the race, submitting the stories that broke the John Edwards story. (This news was broken by the Huffington Post and then reported in The New York Times, and of course The Enquirer.)

The Enquirer deserves to win, and not just because it's thrilling to see an underdog rise to fame. They did an extraordinary job of reporting and I'm glad to see prejudices and outdated images of the publication give way to recognizing this excellent newspaper work.

Bold updated admission of my own: I have a glance at the Enquirer website most every day I'm at a computer.

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Ally said...

Oddly enough, I've never ever purchased a copy of the National Enquirer, nor have I visited their website. Although, one of my childhood friends used to collect them. She said that eventually, one day, she was bound to read about someone she knows in one of the publications. I wonder how that's working for her!!

Anonymous said...

Back in the 1980's, I gave a very uppity boyfriend who dumped me in a mean spirited fashion a subscription to the Star.
I had it delivered to his very staid office emblazoned with his full name. I felt so much better knowing he would be horrified.
Yeah to the pulitzer!

Greta said...

I think the old/outdated/scorned Enquirer and Mr. Edwards would have been a better match then than now!

But more power to them! The National Enquirer, that is.

Peggy Payne said...

Looks like several of us have some history with the Enquirer, one way or another. Do check with your childhood friend, Ally. Might be interesting.

Brilliant use of a tacky tabloid, Anon. I still don't trust the Star but maybe I/they will come around.

Good to see you here, Greta.

aiki said...

it's hard to set aside my negative ! view of the NE , & on yr rec , i'll lean toward an opener mind.

pls say u dont really enjoy juicy gossip , regardless of accuracy & pitched to make money from gullible fools by misinformation or vilely besmirching reputations/public images .Aiki

Peggy Payne said...

I only like accurate juicy gossip, Aiki.