Mark Hemingway at The Federalist has done a great job in documenting the failures of the so-called journalists in our major newspapers over the last few years.
While the peddlers of misinformation continue to lie to the public, they also continue to reward themselves for their efforts to mislead and misinform.
According to Hemingway, the Pulitzer winners from the last five years have all won the prize FOR work that turned out to be misleading and false.
Here are the "big stories" from the past 5 years, and you'll notice a pattern here if you've been paying attention.
In 2018, a Pulitzer for national reporting was given to The New York Times and Washington Post for reporting on the Donald Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia. A 2019 Pulitzer for "Explanatory Reporting" was given to The New York Times for reporting on Trump's taxes.
The 2020 Pulitzer for commentary was given to Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times for the 1619 Project. In 2021, a public service Pulitzer was given to The New York Times for its coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic "that exposed racial and economic inequities, government failures in the U.S. and beyond." In 2022, the Washington Post won a public service Pulitzer for its coverage of January 6.
Russian collusion, Trump's taxes, the 1619 Project, Trump's Covid response, and January 6th.
These are all either stories spreading misinformation about Donald Trump, stories that are now largely debunked and known lies, or, in the case of the 1619 Project, a lie about the American founding that even the author won't defend.
Every one of these major stories was badly handled by the media writ large, served activist political narratives, frequently involved credulously regurgitating actual misinformation, or some combination thereof.
The media is lying to you, repeating the same spun-up rumors over and over, and then patting itself on the back for its supposedly "heroic" work in speaking "truth to power."
The media has always been like this, of course, but they have become such a parody of themselves that it's impossible to even cover for them.