David Corn wins Polk Award in Journalism for Romney 47% story
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans "believe they are victims" is among the winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism.
David Corn, Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief, received the
political reporting prize for his work, which shook up the campaign when he reported on the remarks in September.
The awards were announced Monday by Long Island University.
Winners also include journalists from Bloomberg News, The New York Times, CBS News, McClatchy Newspapers, GlobalPost, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, the Maine Sunday Telegram, "Frontline," and the nonprofit California Watch.
Among the top prizes in U.S. journalism, the Polk Awards were created in 1949 in honor of CBS reporter George W. Polk, who was killed while covering the Greek civil war. This year's awards will be given out April 11.
Douchebag Romney. He gave us the greatest moment of the 2012 presidential campaign. David Corn...thanks for reporting the news.
David Corn helped the country dodge a bullet. Thanks very much indeed.
David Corn saved us from a pig.
David Corn is also a 1%er from a super wealthy oil family.
R4 if thats true then he is even more commendable for sticking up for the rest of us.
Are you from Pittsburgh, OP? Wondered why WPXI would be the source for your story.....(just curious)
David Corn is owed the thanks of all freedom-loving people in this nation.
Are *you* from Pgh., R6?
wish Corn had been a little more vocal during the Bush years, but kudos anyway
aside: wtf could the milwaukee journal have possibly written that's even worth reading? guess it's time to read the whole story... thanks
Credit also must go to the waiter at the restaurant who took the hidden video and to Jimmy Carter's grandson for getting it to David Corn.
Mom and Dad were very displeased about this award and abruptly fired the help with the cornrows who brought them Cornflakes for breakfast. Too much irony.