Wednesday, July 04, 2007

What is Mark Silva reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Mark Silva, White House Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.

Last Sunday, in calling out "the press failures that enabled the [Bush] administration to abuse truth and the law for too long," Frank Rich of the New York Times noted:
One journalist who hasn't failed is Mark Silva of The Chicago Tribune. He first reported more than a year ago, in May 2006, the essentials of the "news" at the heart of the recent Cheney ruckus. Mr. Silva found that the vice president was not filing required reports on his office's use of classified documents because he asserted that his role in the legislative branch, as president of the Senate, gave him an exemption.
Readers who miss Silva's byline in the Trib (or in the Los Angeles Times or Newsday or in another Tribune paper) might catch his reporting at The Swamp, the blog of the Trib's Washington bureau.

Writers Read: Mark Silva.

--Marshal Zeringue