Morton Mintz

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Morton Mintz was a reporter with the Washington Post from December 1958 to October 1988.[1]

"Morton Mintz has been a reporter since 1946, first in St. Louis and then at The Washington Post from 1958 to 1988. Mr. Mintz has received numerous awards and honors including the Columbia Journalism Award; the Playboy Foundation's Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award for Lifetime Achievement; the Worth Bingham, Heywood Broun, Raymond Clapper, and George Polk Memorial Awards; and twice, the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild award for Public Service."[2]

"A major focus of Mr. Mintz while at The Washington Post was grave corporate crime and misconduct. He conducted investigations into numerous issues including thalidomide, the sedative/tranquilizer that caused several thousand children worldwide to be born without arms or legs; the disastrous Dalkon Shield contraceptive device and Cu-7 intrauterine device; the tobacco industry; the tailing of [Ralph Nader] by a private eye retained by General Motors; the cholesterol-lowering drug MER/29 that afflicted thousands of users with cataracts and other maladies; and Oraflex, a dangerous anti-arthritis drug withdrawn by the manufacturer only a few months after sales began. He has written and co-authored several books including At Any Cost: Corporate Greed, Women, and the Dalkon Shield and America, Inc.: Who Owns and Operates the United States."Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag


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  1. "Biography", Morton Mintz website, accessed October 2009.
  2. Board and Staff, Project On Government Oversight, accessed January 10, 2009.

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