Yevgeny Prigozhin Ridiculed The New York Times Winning the Pulitzer Prize
The New York Times has won the Pulitzer Prize for seven articles with “investigations” about Russia. Four of them were dedicated to St. Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin.
The businessman had this comment to make on the news.
According the Concord company’s press service, Yevgeny Prigozhin not only congratulated the newspaper on winning the Prize, but also recalled who Joseph Pulitzer was and related who really gets this award.
“As you know, Pulitzer Prize is awarded for fakes with the best price-quality ratio, and Joseph Pulitzer himself was the founder of the yellow press,” the businessman said.
Prigozhin also noted that few could compete with The New York Times, except perhaps the BBC.
But he also remembers brighter publications, for example, the Soviet Crocodile and Murzilka.
According to the entrepreneur, The New York Times has become a real outlet for those who lack entertainment, while even the circuses are closed due to coronavirus outbreak. Prigozhin even decided to send a gift to the newspaper, which, he said, would help brighten up the hardships of the pandemic.
Recall, that information on winning of the award appeared on the Pulitzer Prize official website. This event has already been commented on by the Russian embassy in Washington. The corresponding post appeared on the department’s Facebook page. The embassy called NYT publications about the Russian Federation "a collection of Russophobic fabrications".