Four letters: Pulitzer Judges made huge error


GENRE: Email letters

TO: Pulitzer Prize  pulitzer@pulitzer.org ; BizJournals  markholan@bizjournals.com

AUTHOR: Daniel Z., Ailsa B, Diane DB

DATES SENT:  1. Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:02 AM; 2. 17 April 2013 08:03; 3. Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM; 4. Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:45 PM

TITLE:   Four letters: Pulitzer Judges made huge error

STATUS: No response.

UPDATES: Please place any updates into the COMMENTS section below

EXTERNAL LINK: http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2013/links/pulitzer/

1st Letter

Sent:  Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:02 AM

RE: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2013/04/15/times-wins-pulitzer-for-fluoride.html

Dear Mark,

Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times obviously have not read the following book:

http://www.fluorideresearch.org/433/files/FJ2010_v43_n3_p170-173.pdf

Have you?

Sincerely,


Daniel Z, Writer

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2nd Letter

Sent: 17 April 2013 08:03

To: markholan@bizjournals.com

My direct challenge to the Jury – Michael Pride, Concord Monitor, Susan Albright, Bruce Dold, Ruben Navarrette Jr., and Robert Robb – is to provide a fully referenced, scientific response to the following book:

http://www.fluorideresearch.org/433/files/FJ2010_v43_n3_p170-173.pdf

If they cannot do this, then this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing has been brought into disrepute and this Jury should be investigated by an independent committee.

It is truly a shame to see the Pulitzer dragged down to this level.

Sincerely,

Daniel Z, Writer

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3rd Letter

Sent:  Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM

 

Pulitzer Prize Committee

To whom this may concern
It is with sadness and disgust that I note the Editorial Writing Pulitzer Prize was awarded to the Tampa Bay Times as a result of its editorials in support of an ineffective and harmful practice; namely water fluoridation.
I have to presume that the committee’s ethics have been hijacked. 
When studies repeatedly show no significant benefit from fluoridation (a 65% difference ‘benefit’ equals no more than 0.17 of one tooth surface out of more than 100 tooth surfaces in a child’s mouth); 
when there are people who are so hypersensitive to fluoridated water that they can neither bathe in it nor wash their clothes in it; 
and when more than 40 out of every 100 USA children are suffering from chronic fluoride poisoning (dental fluorosis) as a result of it,  the Tampa Bay Times editorials have done a grave disservice to the nation by defending the practice.
The Tampa Bay Times’ “… power to influence public opinion …” passed the litmus test. 
However,  “… sound reasoning …” was way off the mark (see The Case Against Fluoride – How hazardous waste ended up in our drinking water and the bad science and powerful politics that keep it there”.  This heavily-referenced book was authored by three scientists.  
My view, now, is that the Pulitzer Prize is not the prestigious award that I thought it to be; in fact, I give the Pulitzer Prize Committee a zero for its lack of judgement.
Yours truly
Ailsa B
Australian Fluoridation Information Network
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4th Letter

Sent:  Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:45 PM
To whom it may concern regarding this disgusting Award,
You deserve no respect whatever whilst condoning and being a part of the chronic poisoning of the population and environment.  Wake up and smell the ‘truth salts’.
It is with fury and disgust that I note the Editorial Writing Pulitzer Prize was awarded to the Tampa Bay Times as a result of its editorials in support of a practice known as ‘water fluoridation’ which in fact are hazardous waste pollutants  fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., and also added to this toxic, neurotoxic and carcinogenic soup is aluminium sulphate.

You have just flushed your Committee’s remaining ethics down the fluorosilicic acid/silicofluoride polluted toilet.

You bring shame to all associated with this BULLitzer Prize award for such action.

If you had any scruples and decency remaining you would have without bias and completely independently, researched ‘water fluoridation’ = the dumping of hazardous waste into our drinking water supplies and hence contaminating all our food chain, us, our pets and our environment and you would have found it is not safe and not effective.

Fluoride and the Phosphate Connection by George Glasser

~~~~One example of the many of the disgrace of the Fluoridation Fraud/Fluoridation Dictatorship.

NOT SAFE AND NOT EFFECTIVE
~~~Kentucky 100% Fluoridated  –  Oral Crisis WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) – Twelve-year-old Jordan Rickett nervously waited his turn in the Whitley County Central Elementary School gym, watching as a classmate seated in a dental chair got his teeth examined. “He’s sure been there a long time,” Jordan said, fidgeting. “I hope it doesn’t take that long for me.” For children in parts of rural Kentucky where dentists are in short supply, the dentists come to them. A specially equipped truck packed with portable chairs, lights, tables and instruments rolls into school gyms as part of Seal Kentucky, a program aimed at improving access to dental care for underserved children. Jordan had four teeth sealed that day; the boy ahead of him, 11-year-old Larry Angel, had 15 that needed sealing. “Oral disease is reaching a crisis level for children across the country and here in Kentucky,” said Jim Cecil, administrator of Oral Health Programs for the Kentucky Department of Public Health. http://www.fluoridealert.org/news/fluoridated-kentucky-part-of-the-oral-health-crisis/
~~~~Dental Crisis in America – After up to 67 years of water fluoridation foisted upon Americans by the American Dental Association and its constituents groups, a Dental Crisis exists in America.  Senator Sanders introduced legislation to remedy this situation which is endorsed by 37 groups but not the ADA because it includes funding for Dental Therapists which would infringe upon dentists lucrative monopoly.  The ADA prefers fluoridation because it doesn’t stop tooth decay and doesn’t hurt their bottom line.  In fact, dentists are making lots of money covering up fluoride-stained teeth with expensive veneers because American children are now over-fluoridated with up to 60% affected with dental fluorosis – white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth. Veneers cost about $1,000.00 a tooth.                        
~~~~Wall Street Journal says Dentists Are Big Political Players and do all they can to preserve their monopoly.”    Huge donations to secure their political agendas.They boasted the largest single health-care PAC in 2008, gave nearly $13 million to state and local politicians in 2010, raising the question: What do dentists want? Alicia Mundy has details on The News Hub. Photo: Reuters.   http://live.wsj.com/video/why-dentists-are-big-political-players/4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A.html#!4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A
~~~For some Americans, dental care means a sturdy chair, a fluoride swish, and a free toothbrush. But for one in three Americans, it’s a nightmare, including astronomical bills, crippling credit card debt, panicked visits to the emergency room, and life-threatening disease. 
These hardships are chronicled in a new Frontline documentary, Dollars and Dentists, which airs tonight on PBS stations. Frontline correspondent Miles O’Brien takes us behind the scenes of the documentary that explores America’s broken dental system.  Frontline is produced by our partner WGBH. You can find when “Dollars and Dentists” is airing on your local PBS station here.                http://www.thetakeaway.org/2012/jun/26/one-third-americans-cant-afford-dental-care-says-frontline-documentary-dentists-and-dollars/?utm_source=sharedUrl&utm_media=metatag&utm_campaign=sharedUrl
In Australia when I was a child, we had what we termed ‘thunder boxes’ or ‘dunnies’  out the back yard – we did not have commercial toilet paper then and had to use crushed up newspaper –  if this article of this disgraceful BULLitzer Award was in printed newspaper form, that would be all it is good for. Absolute shame on you all, and before it’s really too late, the Precautionary Principle and the Populations’ health and safety better be put before $$$$$$$$$$$
Yours faithfully,

Diane Drayton Buckland

Independent Researcher (unpaid)    Australia
http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/fia-report-archives/ 

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