There’s something wrong with the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. It’s one of those Nobel Peace Prize kind of things: not flattering if you’re one of the recipients after Kissinger & Suu Kyi. Judging from the quality of the website, it’s a post office box & email operation without any staff or real credibility. It was started in 1999 by Gellhorn, a prominent war correspondent who’s dead now but among the administrators of the award is John Pilger who went south as a journalist after he went all Islamophobic & began speaking ex cathedra on things he knew nothing about. Like feminism & Syria. Among the recipients are Robert Fisk, Patrick Cockburn, Julian Assange, Gareth Porter, Robert Parry, & Jonathan Cook–a regular who’s who of Assad apologists. Now we find out from Pilger that fascist propagandist Vanessa Beeley was a finalist for the 2017 Gellhorn Prize. Recognizing a kindred political degenerate, Pilger probably nominated her himself. It’s too bad Beeley didn’t win the damn thing because the Gellhorn would leave this earth before it barely acquired any respect.