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Marcy Wheeler — Winner, 2009 Hillman Prize for Blog Journalism

Marcy Wheeler’s acceptance speech at the Hillman Awards:

About a month and a half ago, I spent four days trying to get someone to pay attention to those two numbers — 183 and 83. Those are the numbers, that we just heard, of the times our government waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah.

She did get people to pay attention, and a story that would have otherwise gone unreported made its way to the front page of the New York Times.

We’re about $4,000 away from the $100,000 mark with the Marcy Wheeler fund. We’d love to hit that goal in the next few days so that Marcy can continue to have the financial support and resources she needs to do her important work.

If you are looking for a good way to show your appreciation for her incredible dedication and accomplishments, you can donate on this page.

Congratulations, Marcy. It’s an honor to be both your friend and your biggest fan.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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