The 2013 Walter Duranty Prize for mendacious journalism was awarded in front of an upbeat crowd at a dinner Monday night at New York’s 3 West Club.
This prize – in honor (or, more accurately, dishonor) of Walter Duranty, the New York Times Moscow correspondent during the 1920s and 1930s – was first given in 2011 by PJ Media and The New Criterion. For various reasons of sloth and bureaucracy, it has taken the organizations a year and a half to award a second round, but the prize will now be put on an annual basis.
A second award – The Rather (after Dan Rather) — for lifetime achievement in mendacious journalism was initiated this year.
The redoubtable and witty James “Best of the Web” Taranto of the Wall Street Journal again officiated at the event.
And the winners are….
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