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Medical Alert:
Washington Post Goes Blind –
Misses ‘Caging’ Story

Greg Palast 

reply to Froomkin

June 20th, 2007

Last week, someone named “Dan Froomkin,” on the Washington Post website, huffed and puffed and tried to blow down BBC’s exposure of voter ‘caging’ – a GOP trick for challenging legitimate ballots.

‘Caging’ lists of tens of thousands of voters were secretly sent to Republican state honchos before the 2004 election by Tim Griffin, Karl Rove’s former deputy.

Mr. Griffin resigned his post as US Attorney for Arkansas the day after I reported, for BBC Television Newsnight, that Congressman John Conyers was seeking our network’s information about Mr. Griffin and ‘caging.’

I doubt that a flimsy story of no merit would have motivated Mr. Griffin to hop onto the unemployment line.

So what got the Post-man’s knickers in a twist? His bleating cry is that he’s only seen one ‘caging’ …more

Deep Throat Cover Blown
Washington Post Still Sucks

Greg Palast 

I’ve been gagging all morning on the Washington Post’s self-congratulatory preening about its glory days of the Watergate investigation.

Think about it. It’s been 33 years since cub reporters Woodward and Bernstein pulled down the pants of the Nixon operation and exposed its tie-in to the Watergate burglary. That marks a third of a century since the Washington Post has broken a major investigative story. I got a hint why there’s been such a dry spell after I met Mark Hosenball, investigative reporter for the Washington Post’s magazine, Newsweek. …more