An example of this is how activists claim Glenn Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize Winner. He isn't. It's the Guardian newspaper that won the prize, not Greenwald.
The following is my email exchange with the Pulitzer organization, not that truth will convince activists:
Received: from dyn-128-59-99-157.dyn.columbia.edu (dyn-128-59-99-157.dyn.columbia.edu [220.127.116.11]) by cubmail.cc.columbia.edu (Horde MIME library) with HTTP; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:50:47 -0400 Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:50:47 -0400 From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Robert Graham Subject: Re: Prize for Community Service Dear Mr. Graham: Both The Washington Post and The Guardian US were awarded 2014 Pulitzer Prizes in Public Service. The Public Service prize is always awarded to the newspaper and not the individual. Please see our list of past Public Service winners here: http://www.pulitzer.org/bycat/Public-Service Sincerely, Claudia Weissberg Website Manager The Pulitzer Prizes Quoting Robert Graham
: > Hello. > > I wholeheartedly agree with your choice for "Community Service", but I > don't understand it. The prize honors the newspapers, but does that > mean the journalists like Glenn Greenwald or the leaker Edward Snowden > can likewise claim credit? In other words, is it accurate to call > Greenwald a Pulitzer Prize Winner? > > Thank you for clearing this up, > Robert Graham > >