Nobel Prize committee sacks chairman who awarded Obama the prize


Not sure how we missed this one last week.

The move is reportedly unprecedented.  On Tuesday 3 March, Mr. Thorbjoern Jagland, formerly a prime minister of Norway, was removed from the chairmanship of the Nobel Peace Prize committee and relegated to simple “member” status.  (H/t: Zero Hedge)  AP explains (emphasis added):

The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.

Jagland will remain a member of the voting panel but was a contentious leader, attracting criticism for his dual role as committee chairman and head of the European Council when the prize was awarded to the European Union in 2012. His leadership also was clouded by the decision to give the prize to Barack Obama in 2009 after he had just been elected president, and the 2010 prize to the jailed dissident Liu Xiabo drew fury from China.

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