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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:43 PM

FUX Biz Reporter Falsely Claims Pulitzer Prize Nomination

NEW YORK If you're keeping a list of journalists who have claimed for years to be Pulitzer Prize nominees without the inconvenience of actually being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, add one more name: Charles Gasparino, the pugnacious senior Wall Street correspondent for Fox Business Network.

After the outing in this space of non-nominees Jonah Goldberg (conservative columnist, Pulitzer nomination claimed on the book jacket) and Betty Liu (Bloomberg Television morning anchor, Pulitzer nomination claimed in ads on commuter trains), a reader wrote to ask, when exactly was Charlie Gasparino a Pulitzer nominee?

Let's see. Until Tuesday afternoon, Gasparino's bio from Fox Business said he was "nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in beat reporting" in 1992, when he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. The same claim is made by his agents at the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, and on the website of his publisher, Simon and Schuster. In a promotional video in 2008 for CNBC, his former employer, Gasparino declares, "I am: a writer, son of an ironworker, son of New York, Golden Gloves prospect, a Pulitzer Prize nominee..." (CNBC is owned by NBCUniversal, which is a partner with Microsoft in

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12424473-also-not-a-pulitzer-prize-nominee-charles-gasparino-of-fox-business

SHOCKING!!!!!

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Reply FUX Biz Reporter Falsely Claims Pulitzer Prize Nomination (Original post)
joeybee12 Jun 2012 OP
arcane1 Jun 2012 #1
mysuzuki2 Jun 2012 #2
Wilms Jun 2012 #3
CTyankee Jun 2012 #4
joeybee12 Jun 2012 #5
CTyankee Jun 2012 #6
joeybee12 Jun 2012 #7
CTyankee Jun 2012 #8

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:46 PM

1. I guess lying about a Peabody award isn't fun anymore

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:56 PM

2. Didn't Billo claim to have won a Pulitzer?

and when called out on it claimed to have forgotten that he DIDN'T win a Pulitzer?

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:02 PM

3. Relax. It was just a typo.


He was nominated for a Bulshitzer Prize.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:13 PM

4. why do people in his position lie, when they know how easy it is to have it disproven?

Esp. people somewhat in the limelight. They are bound to get caught and it looks terrible. Yet I see it again and again. Even some of the "good guys" do stuff like this. It just amazes me that this goes on when again and again people get found out and "busted."

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:53 PM

5. Either they're not tech savy enough or just think it

doesn't matter because even if they're caught, they won't pay a price, which is probably going to happen with this guy. He's a liar, but he's at FUX, so he fits right in.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:11 PM

6. But people have lost their jobs and their reputations over doing sh*t like this...

A coach at Yale was fired a couple of years ago for lying about his academic credentials on his resume. Really? Lying about your academic degrees to a school like Yale? What was he thinking?

If you remember the Joe Ellis controversy, here was another academic, this time a real Pulitzer Prize winning American Revolutionary War era historian told people he had fought in Vietnam and told these fabulous stories about being a platoon leader in jungle warfare and even getting to teach a course on the Vietnam War at the prestigious college where he had a Department Chair. He had a sterling reputation that was permanently marred when he was outed by a real Vietnam War veteran who challenged his assertions.

Maybe mental illness has something to do with it. Living in a fantasy world, I guess...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:22 PM

7. Yeah, but not at FUX!!!

You get a promotion!!!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:28 PM

8. That's true enough...

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