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Power and money and celebrity can blind you

25 Oct 2008
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John Walcott warns: 'Instead of being members of the Fourth Estate, too many Washington reporters have been itching to move up an estate or two.' He also argues against the notion that truth can be found midway between the two opposing poles of any argument. warns: 'Instead of being members of the Fourth Estate, too many Washington reporters have been itching to move up an estate or two.' He also argues against the notion that truth can be found midway between the two opposing poles of any argument.

John Walcott, now the Washington bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers, was awarded the first I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence on Oct. 7, for his Knight-Ridder bureau's coverage of the run-up to the war in Iraq. Following is the text of his acceptance speech.

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