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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.

by Anonymousreply 1302/18/2013

Douchebag Romney. He gave us the greatest moment of the 2012 presidential campaign. David Corn...thanks for reporting the news.

by Anonymousreply 102/18/2013

David Corn helped the country dodge a bullet. Thanks very much indeed.

by Anonymousreply 202/18/2013

David Corn saved us from a pig.

by Anonymousreply 302/18/2013

David Corn is also a 1%er from a super wealthy oil family.

by Anonymousreply 402/18/2013

R4 if thats true then he is even more commendable for sticking up for the rest of us.

by Anonymousreply 502/18/2013

Are you from Pittsburgh, OP? Wondered why WPXI would be the source for your story.....(just curious)

by Anonymousreply 602/18/2013


by Anonymousreply 702/18/2013

David Corn is owed the thanks of all freedom-loving people in this nation.

by Anonymousreply 802/18/2013

Are *you* from Pgh., R6?

by Anonymousreply 902/18/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 1002/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1102/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1202/18/2013

Well deserved.

by Anonymousreply 1302/18/2013
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