Monday, April 20, 2015

Congratulations, Ms. Falkenberg

Congratulations to my friend, Lisa Falkenberg, for winning the freaking Pulitzer Prize for her series of articles on the Harris County Grand Jury system and the Alfred Dewayne Brown case.

Lisa and I didn't exactly get off to the best start.  She pointed out to me the first time that I met her in person that I had once referred to her as Pippi Longstocking in an early blog post.  Um, oops.

I don't always agree with her columns.  Hell, I usually don't agree with her columns.

But Lisa's columns always make me think and take stock of philosophical positions that I held in the past, philosophical positions I hold in the present, and those I may hold in the future.

In short, regardless of whether I agree with her or not, the way Lisa writes makes me think.  And that's the trademark of an excellent writer.

I'm very glad to see the folks over at Pulitzer recognize her talent.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree 100%! She does make one think... Its just a shame she has to do it through the only awful rag of a newspaper we have in Houston.

Anonymous said...

Funny, I disagree. Her clich├ęd writing and typical, uncritical liberalism are dime-a-dozen. I have never read one of her columns that wasn't entirely predictable.

Anonymous said...

I rank it right up there with Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.

The "award" was nothing more than ultra left wing mouthpieces trying to give relevance to their own agenda by honoring one of their own. Or as i like to call it, "vicarious notoriety."

Jim Bell said...

You don't think having one of her Chronicle bosses serving as chairman of the Pulitzer Jury that gave her the award had anything to do with it? I say the fix was in. She's not that good a reporter.

Anonymous said...

She may have hit it right on this particular story but usually she's just a liberal hack...probably because she was previously an AP reporter