February 19, 2010

Nothing should be more surprising than the fact that the National Enquirer is touting the fact that its reporting on the John Edwards baby-daddy story has been "nominated" for the Pulitzer Prize.  A better question might be whether there has ever been a year when someone from that rag hasn't been "nominated," since quite literally anyone who has had something published can be nominated for the Prize, so long as anybody (including the aspiring prizewinner himself) fills out the necessary application.  It's the lowest-hanging fruit of the awards season.