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A Pulitzer for Doonesbury’s war coverage: overdue

I was looking at Garry Trudeau’s new book over the weekend, and also thinking about how haphazard the Pulitzer Prizes are. (One advantage of being on teams that have bagged Pulitzers is that you can criticize them without it looking like sour grapes.) I think Trudeau’s war coverage in his Doonesbury comic strip has been ...

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I was looking at Garry Trudeau's new book over the weekend, and also thinking about how haphazard the Pulitzer Prizes are. (One advantage of being on teams that have bagged Pulitzers is that you can criticize them without it looking like sour grapes.)

I think Trudeau's war coverage in his Doonesbury comic strip has been first rate, and done more to capture the flavor of the war than almost every movie made about the Iraq conflict.     

I was looking at Garry Trudeau’s new book over the weekend, and also thinking about how haphazard the Pulitzer Prizes are. (One advantage of being on teams that have bagged Pulitzers is that you can criticize them without it looking like sour grapes.)

I think Trudeau’s war coverage in his Doonesbury comic strip has been first rate, and done more to capture the flavor of the war than almost every movie made about the Iraq conflict.     

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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