McClatchy Fact-Checks Cheney

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.

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