Thursday, June 01, 2006

James Ridgeway on MoJo

James Ridgeway late of the Village Voice is now Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones. A longtime Washington correspondent for the Village Voice, Ridgeway helped launch the modern muckraking era when he revealed that General Motors had hired private eyes to spy on a then-obscure consumer advocate named Ralph Nader. The expose prompted hearings on Capitol Hill (in which G.M. President James Roche was eventually forced to apologize to Nader) and made Nader's book, "Unsafe at Any Speed," a bestseller.

He recently started up a web site with pertinent video clips.

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