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Walter Reed

 

Miost recent issues:

Public editor (readers’ representative) at The New York Times  takes the paper to task for being slow off the mark to cover Walter Reed scandal:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/11/opinion/11pubed.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

 

Conditions at Walter Reed, private contracts, political connections: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/09/AR2007030902082.html

 

Army surgeon general forced to retire; temporary replacement also reportedly critical of recent coverage, referring to the “media assaults on Walter Reed and our senior leaders” and arguing that “the media makes money on negative stories not by articulating the positive in life”: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/12/AR2007031200544.html

 

 

Washington Post Web page for series and follow-ups

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2007/02/21/LI2007022100671.html

 

Washington Post (coverge to March 5, 2007)

Conditions - Part1 (Feb. 18): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/17/AR2007021701172.html

Conditions - Part 2 (Feb. 19): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/18/AR2007021801335.html

Cleanup starts: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/19/AR2007021900759.html

More cleanup; outrage voiced: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/20/AR2007022001831.html

President weighs in: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/20/AR2007022001574.html

Army brass weighs in: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/21/AR2007022101179.html

Army surgeon general (former WR commander) criticizes Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/22/AR2007022201649.html

Column: “stagecraft” and “whitewash”: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/22/AR2007022201878.html

Army PR officials tried to preempt Post exposé; WR commander criticizes Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/23/AR2007022301975.html

Sec. of Defense Gates promises accountability, orders review: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/23/AR2007022300952.html

Findings of 2006-2007 Army probe of WR: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/24/AR2007022401425.html

Who knew what when:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/28/AR2007022801954.html

WR commander sacked, replaced by the Army surgeon general who had been critic of Post series: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/01/AR2007030100999.html 

Army secretary is ousted, acting WR commander (who reportedly deemed Post series “yellow journalism”) is replaced, Bush to name commission: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/02/AR2007030200438.html

Defense secretary serious about accountability (March 3):  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/02/AR2007030201432.html?nav=hcmodule

Ombudsman: “A Powerful Story at Walter Reed” - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/02/AR2007030201433.html

“It Is Just Not Walter Reed” - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/04/AR2007030401394_2.html

Congressional hearings to start - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/04/AR2007030401251.html

 

 

The New York Times (coverage to March 3)

Sec. of Defense Gates promises action on WR (Feb. 24): http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/24/washington/24army.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

WR commander sacked; Web site includes “Back Story” conversation with NYT reporter about the disclosures by Post and other news organizations (March 2): http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/02/washington/02general.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

Army secretary ousted: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/03/washington/03veterans.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin