Sometimes, the good guys still win...
April 18, 2001 7:24 AM   Subscribe

Sometimes, the good guys still win... Lost in the higher profile Elianapalooza with regard to the Pulitzer Prizes was the editorial writing prize awarded to the relatively small Rutland (VT) Herald's David Moats, who championed the recognition of same-sex couples on an equal legal footing with inter-sex couples. Quietly, eloquently but always with the utmost conviction, Moats' series of editorials together form a compelling, difficult to refute argument, enabling his Pulitzer victory over the Arizona Republic and the New York Times.
posted by m.polo (2 comments total)
I heard David Moats interviewed on NPR yesterday. He's clearly a man of intelligence, conviction, and humility. The Pulitzer isn't going to his head at all, in spite of him being the first person from a Vermont newspaper to win one.
posted by anapestic at 8:50 AM on April 18, 2001

Agree that Moats is great--but what's truly satisfying about this Pulitzer, at least for me as a Vermont resident, is that the Burlington Free-Press (the state's biggest newspaper) chicken-heartedly refused to take any clear editorial stance on the issue and therefore blew probably their only chance at a Pulitzer in a generation. And mind you, Burlington is a _lot_ more liberal than Rutland. Bye-bye, Pulitzer--but hey, maybe the Free-Press will get theirs the _next_ time this tiny, poor state is in the center of the national discourse for months at a time. Ho ho ho...
posted by fodog at 9:35 AM on April 18, 2001

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