In Praise of Knight-Ridder
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Poynter Online - Forums : From ERIC ALTERMAN: I think with all the difficulties facing Knight Ridder these days, we should take a moment to praise their Washington Bureau. My impression during the run up to the war in Iraq was that they bought less of the BS coming from the Bush administration than any other major news outlet, and backed it up with inspired investigative reporting, shaming the employers of Judy Miller and Bob Woodward. Ditto the story mentioned here in re Alito's historical record. Merely doing such conscientious journalism these days invites bad-faith charges of "liberal bias" as part and parcel of the right's strategy of "working the refs." But these guys stick to their guns, do the difficult gruntwork, and then stand by their story. Dammit, it's inspiring.