Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dana Priest, Dana Priest, Dana Priest

How did I know Dana Priest's name would be on this story?
The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.
Drudge has been warning for days that WaPo was about to open the can of worms, making it all sound like national security was at stake. But what's really at stake is the security of entrenched interests.
Dana Priest broke the groundbreaking black ops stories. Dana Priest broke the Walter Reed fiasco. Wide open.
Journalism lives. Long live journalism. Long live Dana Priest. And, dare I say it, WaPo lives despite its toady publisher (Katherine, are you turning in your grave?) and its joke of an editorial page.

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