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'The Onion's Pulitzer campaign shifts into semi-celebrity overdrive

Tom Hanks didn’t start The Onion’s campaign to win a Pulitzer Prize, but the grassroots movement has really taken off since the Oscar-winner chastised the Pulitzer committee for making him angry. Today, author Neil Gaiman is the latest to join Hanks, Ricky Gervais, Pulitzer-winning writer Dave Barry, Paul Reiser, a cat, and an army of advocates at Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes. “We here at AFAJP (pronounced Affahjjp) are dedicating our lives to exposing the Pulitzer committee’s despicable bigotry against the Onion and making sure that America’s finest news source receives the prize it so richly deserves,” said the organization’s president Stephen Forbeck, in a video. “Americans from all walks of life are standing up and telling the Pulitzer committee to stop the ignorance, stop the bias, and stop the neglect.” Watch some of the latest video pleas after the jump:

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Click here to sign the form letter to the “Ignorant, Negligent Swine” at the Pulitzer board, and feel free to upload you own video plea, especially if you’re famous or naked.

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Tom Hanks endorses ‘The Onion’ for a Pulitzer

Originally posted June 23 2011 — 3:25 PM EDT

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