Search Results for: Diana Zuckerman

Dec
01
1997

Announcing the P.U.-litzer Prizes for 1997

The P.U.-litzer Prizes recognize some of America's smelliest media achievements. Although journalists do not covet these annual awards, the competition remains fierce. Each year, I sift through hundreds of entries with my colleague Jeff Cohen, who heads the media watch group FAIR. In 1997, many news professionals were deserving, but only an elite few walked off with a P.U.-litzer: VULGAR EXCESS PRIZE -- Columnist Frank J. Prial In his "Wine Talk" column published by The New York Times, Prial declared: "The $100-a-bottle wine, once an example of vulgar excess, is now an everyday occurrence." Everyday occurrence for whom? Three days […]

Nov
01
1997

Visible and Invisible Caregivers

Why Princess Diana was

Reporters who covered the funeral of Britain's Princess Diana were mystified by the mourners (e.g., New York Times, 9/7/97). "Why are you here?" one journalist after another asked the people adding bouquets to the mountainous flower pile outside the palace gates. Sikhs and Rastafarians, Londoners and tourists, women and men, gay and straight, responded in a similar way. The mantra became familiar: "We're here because Diana was the only one we ever saw who cared." Now perhaps that wasn't the only reason why the mourners massed in Kensington. Plenty has been said about the princess' sex and class appeal. Fed […]