Two years in the making, Dana Priest and William Arkin's Washington Post expose of intelligence contracting was the hot story of the Monday news cycle. Journalists of all stripes took to Twitter to dole out praise for the story (and a few muted criticisms). Here's a sampling of what they had to say:
Just shook Dana Priest's hand; she seems surprisingly unharried after two years of solid reporting
The briefing-overload described in the Priest/Arkin story reads like something out of Borges.
Top Secret's great but couldn't you write same about health care--multiple offices, gajillion employees, no coordination? Just saying.
Always ironic to me that the parts of the federal bureaucracy that most resemble right-wing caricature are all nat'l security related.
From a commenter: result of the WP series will probably be more $ for Nat'l Security State - after all, we need more analysts & translators
Dana Priest story will register in hearings, not on most-emailed list. (Which doesn't help newspapers pay for investigations but whatevs!)
Dana Priest continues to do the kind of reporting that 90% of "reporters" only think they do.
@emptywheel WaPo story is like a metaphor for intel problems. Basic info lost in 5000 words of overburden.
those russian spies must have been REALLY bad at their job; according to @PostTSA, 854,000 americans have top secret security clearance.
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