Bari Weiss, Michael Shellenberger and I win the inaugural Dao Prize for excellence in investigative journalism, for the Twitter Files reports
Well done. And well deserved.
CONGRATULATIONS!! you "so called" reporter hahaaahha. So cool that your dad was there too. Much deserved. I'm proud to be a paid sponsor for the world's greatest investigative journalists.
How beautiful that your father Mike was there to see you accept this important award. How gracious of you to acknowledge, in your companion piece this morning, the many others who worked behind the scenes. Thank you, Michael and Bari , for the massive public service you provide and upon which so many of us depend. And congratulations.
"So-called reporters" like you are our only hope.
Congratulations! A moment of sanity in a sea of political darkness. Stay strong and keep of the great work!
Congrats Matt, Bari & Michael. You are all national treasures!
"The public only loses when reporters see themselves as on the same team with the politicians and institutions they’re supposed to be covering. That situation ultimately will produce narrative policing instead of reporting." That should be the basis by which reporting should be conveyed. Sad that NYT's and WaPo's mottoes have become a joke.
The Racket, Free Press, and Public continue to be my best investments for 2023. If I could, I'd thank Matt, Bari, and Michael in person for the brilliant work they've been doing and will continue to do. Well done, everybody!
Matt, don’t know which was better; the reporting on The Twitter Files or this acceptance speech!
I’m a boomer and your description and timeline on what happened to journalism over the last 40 years is chillingly accurate, from my perspective anyway.
Thank you for being so determined in getting to the truth. I think a great deal of the political divide that exists in our country is not due to conservative or liberal, left or right differences in points of view but rather due to those who want the truth (good or bad for one’s political affiliation) and those whose only objective is to spin stories for ideological objectives.
Much thanks to you, Bari and Michael. I come from a different background and lean quite conservative. However, discovering the work of all three of you over the last few years has made me realize that friendships are formed and preserved in truth. Peace
Without the three of you, I would have gone crazy these last few years. Your work has been enormously important to me.
This is a positive step for genuine journalism. Congratulations to all of you!
Stuff it, non-voting representative from the Virgin Islands!
Could you feel us all smiling while we read this story? Best thing I have heard in some time.
Thank you for making our subscriptions money well spent. Proving the public will pay for honest and unbiased reporting.
Are there plans to publish The Twitter Files in book format akin to the Pentagon Papers?
Although I originally wrote this poem for whistleblowers and created the corresponding video for Daniel Ellsberg’s tribute at the Whistleblower Summit, the following stanzas are still applicable to you and your colleagues for your diligent efforts to rip back the curtain on unconstitutional collusion between government and corporations to silence citizens:
You’ve rippled the ocean.
You’ve whipped the wind.
You’ve sparked the volcano.
And even if the Goliaths target you,
even if their thugs assault you,
even if their scientists spike you,
your truth will swell to a seismic wave,
traveling upon the sea of the awakened,
swallowing up our tyrannizers.
• “Ode to a Whistleblower” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/ode-to-a-whistleblower)
• “Ode to a Whistleblower (Video Tribute to Daniel Ellsberg)” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/ode-to-a-whistleblower-video-tribute)
Congratulations, Matt, Bari, and Mike.
Quelle difference when an award is earned, and not simply for participation or parrotting a favored position.