A group of incensed Ukrainian protestors gathered outside the New York Times headquarters in Midtown Manhattan on Friday, November 18, to demand the newspaper return the Pulitzer Prize won by former New York Times reporter Walter Duranty.
Duranty is infamous for his role in helping to cover-up the 1932-33 Ukrainian genocide, in which Soviet despot Joseph Stalin intentionally starved close to 10 million Ukrainians to death. Now, post "Orange Revolution" president Viktor Yushenko's government is building a center to commemorate the genocide, and the people of the Ukraine have requested that the Pulitzer medal be on display there as a symbol of the lies that helped to perpetuate it.
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Women journalists (L) attend a news conference in Riyadh in this October 27, 2002 file photo. They are few in number but determined to make their mark - women journalists in Saudi Arabia have fought hard to get where they are and say they have more than proved themselves the equal of men. To match feature MEDIA SAUDI WOMEN REUTERS/Ali Jarekji/Files (SAUDI ARABIA)
White House spokesman Tony Snow laughs as he holds on to reporters tape recorders during the press gaggle aboard Air Force One before landing at O'hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, July 6, 2006. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
"I'm draining all the bias out of your soundbites."
"Don't worry, I'll shut these off when we discuss who makes a mess in the bathroom."
Reporters surround demonstrators in Seoul holding a mock North Korean missile during a protest denouncing North Korea's missile tests. North Korea is threatening to fire more missiles and warned of "all-out countermeasures" if the international community punished the impoverished communist state with new sanctions(AFP/Kim Jae-Hwan)
"Is that one of those missile thingies? I heard they're not as dangerous as global warming."
This weekend, we're doing two pictures for the captionfest. Here's the original of the first: "TV cameramen film a photograph displayed at a press conference in
Baghdad, Iraq purporting to show the body of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the
Second: "A Pakistani Muslim reads a newspaper splashed with headlines of the
killing of al Qaeda militant Abu Musab al Zarqawi in Peshawar June 9,
Original caption to this AP photo: "President Bush answers a reporter's question during his meeting with
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame in the Oval Office of the White House
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 in Washington."
Original caption of this AP photo: "Journalist Helen Thomas, left, receives a plaque honoring her as a
Michigan Walk of Fame inductee from Kelly Rossman-McKinney, Thursday,
May 25, 2006, at the Michigan Historical Center in Lansing, Mich.
Twelve 2006 inductees were recognized for their contributions to
Michigan history and culture. Bronze plaques honoring the inductees'
accomplishments will be placed in Lansing sidewalks this summer, much
like Hollywood's famous sidewalk stars honoring entertainers."
This weekend's captionfest features a picture of Joe Wilson, media dahling, with his supersecret paperpusher wife Valerie Plame, heading to the DC premier of Al Gore's environmentalist movie "An Inconvenient Truth."
Original Reuters caption, complete with false information on Plame's "agent" status: "Former diplomat Joe Wilson and his wife, former CIA agent Valerie
Plame, attend the East Coast premiere of the movie 'An Inconvenient
Truth' in Washington May 17, 2006. 'An Inconvenient Truth' tells the
story of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's commitment to expose the
myths and misconceptions that surround global warming and inspire
actions to prevent it. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts."
It's that time of the week again and since Wednesday was Scott McClellan's last day on the job, we figured we'd use this photo for the weekend captionfest. Original AP wording: "Press Secretary Scott McClellan passes out brownies to members of the press during the flight back to Washington on Air Force One, Wednesday, May 10."
Today we're starting a new tradition here at NewsBusters, the weekend captionfest. Basically, we post a picture from the news and NB readers post alternative captions to it.
Our first picture is of now former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's last day on the job. The original AP caption for this photo reads as follows: "White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan waves as he leaves the podium, Friday, May 5, 2006, after finishing his last briefing at the White House."