The first annual Duranty Prize will be given for what our readers consider the most egregious example of dishonest reporting for the fiscal year 2011-2012
Personally, I think there should be awarded in at least two categories.
The first, as above, and the second, well, why should dishonest and mendacious ideologues of past years not be allowed a chance to win as well? Award one for grand efforts in previous years, or even one for outstanding lifetime contribution to the cause of misinformation and propaganda.
Michael Moore? How about the New York Times itself? The home of the late and loathsome Walter Duranty himself.
Are you aware that Duranty’s Pulitzer Prize has never been withdrawn? The NYT retains Wally as a winner in its list of Pulitzer laureates, albeit with a caveat.
Update: Tim Blair heads this as Win a Wally. Apt, in Oz slang a wally is a fool, an idiot and a failure.