Gene Weingarten won the Pulitzer for feature writing? For that horrid Joshua Bell-terrorizes-hapless-commuters story? Gene Weingarten?!
And in the same week, Alan Rich is fired as the classical music critic of the LA Weekly.
I'll tell you this, folks. I'm going to guess that the distinguished judges of the Pulitzer went to college. And I suspect that the corporate types at New Times, the parent company of LA Weekly, also went to college. So in theory, the people that made the above decisions are well-educated.
This means that we, who are in the business of educating such people, completely failed.
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