Missouri GOP chairman levels criticism at Tony Messenger, upon Post Dispatch’s Pulitzer accolades

— On the same day the St. Louis Post-Dispatch won a Pulitzer Prize for its photographer’s coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, John Hancock, chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, slammed the paper’s editorial board.

In a tweet, Hancock criticized Tony Messenger, an editorial writer for the paper who was a finalist for a Pulitzer, himself.

Hancock, the embattled chairman of the state Republican Party following the suicide of State Auditor Tom Schweich (who had accused him of an alleged anti-Semitic whisper campaign against him), had been the subject of a number of critical editorials by Messenger.

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