This blew my mind: The New York Times printed Nazi propaganda that Poland had invaded Germany, and the journalist who wrote this won a Pulitzer Prize for his efforts.

8:47 PM · Sep 25, 2021

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This is the front-page issue that day. On the right is the report by Tolischus; on the left, a report from France calling the Polish invasion of Germany "pure invention." timesmachine.nytimes.com/tim…
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“Looking back, the Pulitzer board's statement about Duranty's reporting sounds like satire: Mr. Duranty's dispatches show profound and intimate comprehension of conditions in Russia and of the causes of those conditions. They are marked by scholarship, profundity, impartiality,
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sound judgment, and exceptional clarity and are excellent examples of the best type of foreign correspondence.”
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Replying to @MarceloPLima
Wait til you learn about another NYT Pulitzer winner, Walter Duranty, and his “reporting” on Stalinism.
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Amazing, thanks
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Replying to @MarceloPLima
You’re on a Balaji book recommendation spree
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Is there any list of Balaji recomended books you’ve seen?
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Replying to @MarceloPLima
Wittgenstein's ruler!
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