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    Pulitzer winners announced!

    Discussion in 'Debate Room' started by GingerCoffee, Apr 14, 2014.

    http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2014-Public-Service

    Why is this in the debate room you might ask?

    The awards are for public service so is Snowden a public servant or traitor?
     
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    I'm glad the Pulitzer committee made the right choice.
     
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    Can't he be both? He can render the American people a great service (which he did) while working practically as a Russian agent (which may be).
     
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    Got any evidence of that Russian agent charge other than after not finding safety in Asia he managed to get to Russia?
     
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    I know Snowden brought a lot of NSA over stepping into the light, but he also put a lot of lives at risk, so I'm torn on whether he is a traitor or a wall breaker. I'm pretty glad though he didn't win this award, because it would have been like pissing on the people he put in danger. I'm not sure what he could have done differently, but the way he did it was reckless.
     
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    As far as I'm concerned Snowden should be awarded for his actions, but a pulitzer? Aren't they reserved for (to use the term) 'people of letters'?
     
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    Snowden isn't getting the Pulitzer. The newspapers that reported on what he found are.
     
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    Ah, sorry, I read this when I was un-coffee'd, hadn't read it right. xD
     
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    ditto that...

    the awardees are justifiably being honored for their commitment to journalistic freedom and the public's 'right to know' regardless of snowden's motivation or agenda... it took guts to put themselves on the firing line and that's what investigative journalism is supposed to be all about...
     
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    deleted, already answered
     
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