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Post's Cheney Series Honored

POSTED: 12:23 PM ET, 03/19/2008 by The Editors

The Washington Post's series on the extraordinary influence of Vice President Cheney has been awarded the $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The four-part series by Barton Gellman and Jo Becker highlighted how the most powerful vice president in U.S. history has exercised his power and influence behind the scenes. The judges at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy praised the series for "providing a greater public understanding of the Bush Cheney era."

The Post's investigation of conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center was among five finalists for the prize. (The Walter Reed stories previously won the Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting.) The other Goldsmith finalists were The New York Times for its investigation of how a toxic chemical found its way into medicine exported by China; The Salt Lake Tribune for its report on harsh conditions in Chinese factories; The Palm Beach Post for a two-year investigation of local corruption; and The Nation magazine for its report on psychiatric misdiagnoses of soldiers wounded in Iraq.

By The Editors |  March 19, 2008; 12:23 PM ET
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I am so happy to see your investigations on Cheney winning top awards and all the others getting recognition as well. The effort you journalists put into this work is greatly appreciated. Thank You.
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Posted by: Sandra Rodgers | March 19, 2008 11:26 PM

Good. Now, when is someone going to investigate Bush and Cheney manipulating the value of the dollar just to drive up gasoline prices? Cheney had his illegal secret energy policy summit in March 2001 with the oil executives. When questioned about $2.00 gasoline Bush said "Get used to it." And the Republican Congress rubberstamped all of their illegal actions. When are you going to investigate that?

Posted by: Nova B | April 2, 2008 7:28 AM

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