04/7/10 - 3:01pm
by Chas Danner

Getting It Right : Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman, reporting this morning on the Obama administration’s decision to approve the targeting (for assassination) of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who is a key figure in the Yemeni faction of Al Qaeda:

We at least have the right to know the legal basis the Obama administration reached to order the extra-judicial killing of an American citizen, and so I’ll be spending my morning filling out FOIAs.

(emphasis mine)

Immediate boring paperwork, sometimes an essential part of getting it right.

Getting It Right will be a reoccurring segment on MT featuring examples of good journalism and creative non-fiction

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