Pulitzer polemics and other pugnacity

Yesterday we informed you how ABC News wanted the Center for Public Integrity to share its Pulitzer for investigative reporting, and today we have for you CPI's response. "Scathing" comes to mind. Fox 13's Ben Winslow in Salt Lake City summarized it thusly: "Wow. @Publici delivers a beat down against ABC's claim of a share of a Pulitzer prize." Trevor Timm at the Freedom of the Press concluded, "If you take a swing at Center for Public Integrity, apparently you better not miss." At the Denver PostEric Gorski felt compelled to ask, "An outlier, or a window into how most collaborations with TV work?"

Speaking of Pulitzer subjects, Edward Snowden has emerged from exile again to question an authority figure -- but this time, it's his Russian host Vladimir Putin. During a live question-and-answer session today, Snowden pointedly asked Putin, "Does Russia intercept or store the communications in any way of millions of individuals?" CNBC's Eamon Javers pointed out, "Vladimir Putin, speaking directly to Edward Snowden, calls him a 'former spy.' As is Putin, actually." NBD, joked Bloomberg's Phil Mattingly, who shrugged, "Just a couple of spies, hanging out on video chat, talking mass collection."

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