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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hugh Hewitt Columns Praised Pruitt While His Law Firm Lobbied EPA

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.


The Washington Post repeatedly allowed Hugh Hewitt to write columns praising Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt without disclosing that Hewitt’s law firm does work before the agency. Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt told Media Matters that Hewitt would no longer write about Pruitt.

Hewitt is a conservative radio host who also works as a host for MSNBC and a contributing columnist for The Washington Post. Off air, he is a partner at the law firm Larson O’Brien.

That law firm position presents numerous potential and real conflicts of interest for Hewitt’s media roles.…

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