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WaPo’s Smith Explains Why He’s Jumping Ship

WaPo‘s Jeffrey Smith, a staple at the publication for 25 years, explains why he’s leaving. Most of the quotes in the Center for Public Integrity Center statement are brain splitting boring, but Smith at least provides some insight.

WaPo has been a “fine home” but…

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WaPo Loses Jeffrey Smith to Center for Public Integrity

Just moments ago, WaPo announced that Jeffrey Smith, a reporter there for a quarter of a century, is leaving for the Center for Public Integrity. He will be managing editor of the National Security Desk. Smith’s loss is significant — aside from James Grimaldi, he is the last reporter of the trio who won the 2006 Pulitzer for reporting of the scandal involving Jack Abramoff and former Maj. Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas).

Memo writers appear to understand the loss, writing, “The Center for Public Integrity is lucky to get him,” and promise him “proper caking” in the near future. The pointed compliment for someone leaving isn’t typical WaPo internal memo behavior.

See the memo…

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