Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to Talking Points Memo

One of our first favorite blogs was Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo. Tomorrow, TPM turns 10 years old. For the occasion, The Atlantic's Joshua Green has a "how it happened" article worth a read.

Our gift will be linking to the story that probably really put TPM on the map, the firing scandal at the Department of Justice under George W. Bush's administration. TPM was so integral in uncovering this story, that it earned them a Polk Award for legal reporting. Here's Marshall on Bill Moyers' program talking about the scandal. The citation for Marshall's award:

His site,, led the news media coverage of the politically motivated dismissals of United States attorneys across the country. Noting a similarity between firings in Arkansas and California, Marshall (with staff reporter-bloggers Paul Kiel and Justin Rood) connected the dots and found a pattern of federal prosecutors being forced from office for failing to do the Bush Administration's bidding
So...happy birthday, Mr. Marshall and TPM. Here's to many more...

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