Pulitzer Prize Winner Thinks Ravitch Is Jindal
On October 30, 2015, New Orleans-based online news publication, The Lens, carried an opinion piece by its news editor, Jed Horne, who is described at the end of the article as “a veteran journalist who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize as part of the Times-Picayune team that covered Katrina and the recovery.”
After reading his opinion piece entitled, “Jindal and the Core: Louisiana Snubs the Manchurian Candidate,” I checked more than once to see if I had read Horne’s tag line correctly.
The arrogant propaganda that this Pulitzer-Prize-winning, veteran journalist passed off as newsworthy is an embarrassment to journalism, let alone The Lens and the Pulitzer.
Though the title does not betray as much, it is clear upon reading Horne’s opinion that one of his primary intentions was to rip education historian Diane Ravitch for the public endorsement that her Network for Public Education (NPE) offered to three candidates in the October 24, 2015, Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) elections.
The candidates, Lee Barrios, Lottie Beebe, and Jason France, are all known for their outspoken opposition to many issues related to corporate reform, including the Common Core.
All three candidates lost. Horne writes that they were “spurned by voters.” He also takes pleasure in pairing Ravitch with Jindal based on their opposing Common Core. Pulitzer Prize Winner Thinks Ravitch Is Jindal | deutsch29: