David Remnick recalled that the man who directed The Washington Post’s reporting on Watergate and the Pentagon Papers “wasn’t Noam Chomsky. He was not an outsider or a leftist.” But “he built an institution. ... He gave it its ambition.”
In awarding him the organization’s top prize for online writers, the judges offered high praise for Hedges, calling him “Champion of the 99%—mortal enemy of the 1%. This former war correspondent turns out weekly columns packed with insightful and biting opinion.”
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter on Watergate has just published “A Woman in Charge,” a biography of Hillary Clinton, for which he interviewed almost 100 of her friends and enemies. Carl Bernstein spoke recently with Truthdig’s Jon Wiener about the first former first lady to make a bid for the presidency.