April 14, 2014. Accuracy in Media Press Conference: “Espionage does NOT Equal Journalism” and the “First-ever Pulitzer Prize for Espionage”.
A fact-packed press conference from Cliff Kincaid of Accurancy In Media and USA Survival. Filming this press conference, as I have other Kincaid pressers is always a powerful experience. Previously, I reported on a press confernce exposing Red Bill DeBlasio and another exposing Al Jazeera and the Suicide of West .
Part 1 : Cliff Kincaid opened the Press Conference.
” The work of Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras and their ilk has made America more vulnerable to terrorist attack and its military personnel more likely to die in conflicts with terrorist groups and enemy regimes. That’s the assessment of our military and intelligence professionals”
Part 2 ” Russian Disinformation Then and Now” Walter Zaryckyj, Executive Director of the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations .
Walter Zaryckyj said, “It’s shocking what the Pulitzer people are doing.” “We’re buying disinformation then. We’re buying disinformation now.” “Remember what the 1930s eventually brought us…If we don’t see it now, we will see it in a year or two. That’s all that the Ukrainians can say to the rest of the planet.” This was followed by a brief Q and A.
Later in the afternoon, we went up to Columbia University for the Pulitzer Announcements and another very illuminating experience.
Part 3- “Pulitzer Prizes for Espionage: The Inside Story ” at the Announcement of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University Journalism Building. Cliff Kincaid, President of America’s Survival, Inc. and Director, AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, questioned Sig Gissler, Pulitzer Prize Administrator, on “Gold Medal” Pulitzer Prizes for Anti-NSA stories based on stolen documents from Russian spy and former NSA contractor , Edward Snowden.”
“If anything proved beyond doubt that the Pulitzer Prizes are a self-congratulatory display whereby the media pat each other on the back and share in the congratulations, it was the coverage of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize announcements.”
Part 4: Outside, after the announcement of the Pulitzers, Cliff Kincaid is interviewed by Phil Kent as they discuss “Putin’s Propaganda Honored by US Media”
“These prizes are usually called “prestigious,” but few people know that they involve a process whereby some people in the media nominate other media for awards, to be decided upon by still other media. It’s a racket.”
A more detailed report from Cliff Kincaid on this shameful awarding of a Pulitzer to Edward Snowden is found at Accuracy In Media. Linked below:
Kincaid said in the article,
“When awards are given for “journalism” that damages U.S. national security and facilitates foreign aggression, as the Snowden disclosures have done in the case of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we are looking at something unprecedented in history for American journalism.”
In conclusion, Kincaid asks,
“What has happened to the patriotic press? Why is there no debate, even on Fox News, over this dangerous trend in American journalism? Where is the rest of the conservative media on this?”