Investigating Herbert and Marion Sandler, the funders of the new investigative journalism outfit.

Media criticism.
Oct. 15 2007 10:45 PM

What Do Herbert and Marion Sandler Want?

Investigating the funders of ProPublica, the new investigative journalism outfit.

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I dare you little bastards to query the FEC database for my contributions. Send findings to (E-mail may be quoted by name in "The Fray," Slate's readers' forum, in a future article, or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)

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