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  •  Was this bozo really nominated for a Pulitzer? (3+ / 0-)
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    Chrislove, Scott Wooledge, ranger995

    I can't see anything in his art to justify this.

    •  According to a Towleroad commenter: (11+ / 0-)
      Not only is this Joe King a homophobic hack, he’s a resume padder. He calls himself a "2004 Pulitzer Prize Nominee." That is a meaningless phrase. To enter the Pulitzer competition for editorial cartooning, you have to meet some basic eligibility requirements regarding when and where your work was published, pay an entry fee and be nominated or “sponsored” by someone (usually one’s editor or publisher, but an entrant can also sponsor himself). Basically, if they cashed your check, you are a “Pulitzer Nominee.” But no one -- at least not among professional editorial cartoonists – uses that phrase to promote their work, or they would be laughed out of the room.

      On the other hand, from the pool of entrants, a few finalists are chosen. A “Pulitzer Finalist,” therefore, has bragging rights (analogous to an “Oscar Nominee”), as does, of course, a “Pulitzer Winner.” But Joe King was not a finalist in 2004, and he sure as hell wasn’t the winner (whom I know). His use of the phrase, “Pulitzer Nominee” is intentionally misleading.

      Anyone surprised?

      Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now?

      by Chrislove on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 06:47:35 PM PST

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