McClatchy—one of the few major news outlets that demonstrated skepticism about now-discredited intelligence reports during the run-up to the Iraq war—turned in, yesterday, another commendable example of skeptical political reporting. This one, a systematic fact-check of Dick Cheney’s speech on torture enhanced interrogation techniques. Kudos to Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel for a solid and valuable piece, and here’s hoping that their fellow Washington reporters will follow their critical—in every sense—example.

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.