Video: Tom Hanks Expresses His Outrage Over The Onion's Pulitzer Snub

Posted on June 23, 2011

Tom Hanks joins numerous celebrities in speaking out on behalf of the campaign to help The Onion win a Pulitzer Prize. The humorous website has rounded up a number of people to make videos expressing their extreme outrage that The Onion has not yet been awarded the ultimate prize in journalism.

The faux watchdog organization AFFAJP (Americans For Fairness In Awarding Journalism Prizes) was founded to try to overcome the unfairness that the Pulitzer committee has exhibited in past years by awarding honors to stuffy newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. In this video, Tom expresses his outrage at the secret cabal that is the Pulitzer selection committee and its short-sightedness at overlooking The Onion's contributions. It's very funny. Take a look: