A Fact-Check for the Four-Color World

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Tooned Out

In last weekend's episode of The Batman on Kids' WB, Bruce Wayne spent the day being followed by a "Day in the Life" reporter. At one point, during a fight between the Batman and the Penguin, the reporter tells her cameraman to keep rolling, saying "We'll win the Pulitzer Prize for this."

No, they won't. It doesn't matter how good their footage is. The Pulitzer Prize is the highest award for printed journalism. Excellence in television and radio journalism is rewarded with the Peabody (which is bestowed by the University of Georgia, my alma mater).