Jeff Zeleny reported that Democrats were avoiding town hall appearances to avoid "voter rage." Is it true? Well, your definition of "avoiding town hall meetings" would have to be "holding a lot of town hall meetings." So: no.
The quality the Prizes instill retain readers and boost staff morale. I can get behind that thesis. Or, rather, I could get behind this thesis, but unfortunately, I have to view it in context of the Post's actual Pulitzer winners.