Dear MediaBloodhound Readers,
My sincerest apologies for the lapse in posting here. Once my reporting for other news outlets increased, which also coincided with a nagging spinal injury that has intermittently kept me from logging endless hours at my computer, I could no longer continue to write MediaBloodhound at a level that would satisfy me or, I would suspect, you.
In the interim, this started to turn into a space where I was just posting my latest published article but nothing new for MediaBloodhound. That didn't make sense to me in this space, so at some point I stopped posting altogether, with the intention of writing this farewell post, well, months ago.
So for the forseeable future, I am officially shuttering MediaBloodhound. (All material will remain archived here.)
I am, however, truly greatful for your readership over the years and really hope you will stay with me by following my Twitter feed at twitter.com/bradpjacobson, where you can keep up with all my latest investigative reporting and other published work.
What I've been reporting on lately: the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill on issues such as the dire health of cleanup workers and coastal residents (much more forthcoming on this soon), the government's withholding of key data on Gulf seafood safety testing, and the conflict of interest of one of the most prominent oil spill experts quoted in the media. I took a brief detour from the Gulf stuff last week, publishing the first part from an extended interview with former Cigna communications chief turned whistleblower Wendell Potter, which focused solely on his sharp defense of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. Part II caused quite a stir just the other day: Potter revealed to me that he literally "wined and dined" reporters from major media outlets -- including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal -- for years, which directly resulted in favorable coverage. More revelations in Part III, which you won't want to miss, will be forthcoming in the next few days.
Working on MediaBloodhound and interacting with the people I've met here has been a great experience. Thank you so much for your interest and support over the years. I cordially invite you to follow my journey into full-time reporting and promise to continue to be as dogged elsewhere as you grew to expect me to be here.