2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners have been announced.  I don’t agree with who won, but the Idaho Statesman being named a finalist for their coverage of Larry Craig?  Give me a break.
This was neither breaking news or good coverage of the the story.  It was sensationalized with some elements of truth built in.  The Idaho Statesman has always been out to get Larry Craig.  What I find funny is that they did not break the story.

Rumors have always flown around about Larry Craig, but there hasn’t been that much of proof.  This story provided an insight and the Idaho Statesman went for the jugular.

Now this mediocre newspaper is claiming victory by being named a finalist for a Pulitzer.

Mike Prater of KTIK and Idaho Statesman needs to be fired

Mike Prater, the sports editor of the Idaho Statesman, needs to be fired.
On his radio program yesterday on KTIK‘s Idaho Sports Talk, Prater said that everything associated with the University of Idaho school and athletic program was horrible, including the football team, athletic director, fans, school president, everything.

He even said that “that they should take a bomb, blow it up, and start over again.”

Listen for yourself:

He finished off by saying that David Vobora was horrible.  It doesn’t matter that David Vobora was the leading tackler in the Western Athletic Conference for the last two years.

The University of Idaho is the premiere educational institution in the state and far exceeds the other institutions of higher learning in the state.

In addition, to say that someone should take a bomb and blow it up is crazy.  It is an irresponsible statement that should be punished.  Threatening or encouraging someone to blow something up is a big deal and should not be handled lightly by his editors at the Idaho Statesman and his producers at KTIK.


Send a complaint to Idaho Statesman

Send a complaint to KTIK Program Director, Andrew Paul

File a complaint with the FCC, fccinfo@fcc.gov