Does it come as a shock to anyone that the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting just went to a reporter whose work consisted of trying to make presidential candidate Donald Trump look bad?
The Washington Examiner reports that the Washington Post's David Fahrenthold won the Pulitzer Monday based on his work last year investigating Trump's charitable contributions.
"Fahrenthold's work cast doubt on the then-GOP nominee's supposed generosity," writes the Examiner. "His reporting, which spanned much of the presidential campaign, dug into everything from Trump's appearances at past charitable events to the Queens businessman's allocation of supposed donations."
The entry for Fahrenthold on the Pulitzer website reads that he won it for "persistent reporting that created a model for transparent journalism in political campaign coverage while casting doubt on Donald Trump's assertions of generosity toward charities."
The site also lists the following articles as examples of Fahrenthold's prize-winning work: "Little proof of Trump's big giving," "Portrait of Trump as donor emerges," and "Trump: 'I regret' lewd chat in 2005."
That last article title refers to what is perhaps the real reason Fahrenthold got the nod: he just happens to be the reporter to whom was leaked the infamous audio from 2005 in which Trump made crude comments about women to then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush. That audio gave the left endless ammunition against Trump, enabling them to paint him as a raging misogynist who threatened to roll back women's rights as President.
Trump found Fahrenthold annoying enough to refer to him at one point as "a nasty guy."
"Because journalists deliver uncomfortable truths, they will always be easy targets of criticism," Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride said before announcing the 2017 winners.
Wake us when the Pulitzer committee decides to hand out awards to journalists who deliver uncomfortable truths about Democrats.
Last year's National Reporting Pulitzer also went to the Washington Post, for their staff's investigation into police shootings.