Sunday, April 23, 2006

WaPo keeps one secret: Leaker is a Dem

Despite overwhelming evidence uncovered yesterday by blogs that fired CIA leaker Mary McCarthy was a big Dem contributor, giving $2,000 to John Kerry and another $7,700 to the Ohio Democratic Party — all in 2004, the Washington Post and its team of reporters and researchers missed it this morning.

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Dafna Linzer
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, April 23, 2006; Page A01

Staff writers Walter Pincus, Al Kamen, Howard Kurtz and Dan Morse, and research editor Lucy Shackelford and researcher Magda Jean-Louis contributed to this report.

You'd think a newspaper that specializes in covering politics would know how to find one of the many readily available and free websites that list campaign contributions — the same sites that bloggers found immediately.

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