Talking Points Memo has won a Polk Award for legal reporting, specifically for breaking the story of the Bush administration’s purge of US Attorneys. The revelation that the Bush administration was firing US attorneys for political reasons ultimately led to the resignation of much of the senior staff of the Justice Department, including the Attorney General, and the reporters at TPM dug up the story by noticing a couple of anomalies and pulling the threads.
TPM is one of the few sites that the purge of political blogs from my newsreader after the 2004 election, and I’m glad to see them earn this recognition.
February 23, 2008 at 2:01 am
that survived the purge, you mean?