Friday, March 02, 2007

This is why we do what we do

In case you've been living under a rock, The Washington Post did a banging investigative piece on the Mologne House, an outpatient hotel of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

The first story ran on Sunday.
The next piece came on Monday.

It started to hit the fan almost immediately.

Officials backpeddled, first.
Then, a promise to do better.
Then top officials got their walking papers.
And now, the Army Secretary has resigned from the pressure.
It actually looks like changes are being made.

All this in one week.

You can actually see the impact the stories had on the world around it unfold right before your eyes. If that isn't a reason to become - and remain - a journalist, I don't know what is.



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