Bye Bye Wolfie
Paul Wolfowitz resigned his post last week as president of the World Bank while a media storm swirled around him over the sweetheart deal he engineered for his girlfriend, Shaha Ali Riza, in 2005. That media frenzy was ignited by the Voice's Ward Harkavy, who broke the story of Riza's hiring in his online column The Bush Beat (villagevoice.com/blogs/bushbeat). Harkavy's September 22, 2005, story, "Wolfowitz Sends His Gal to State Dept.," has been credited by such disparate outlets as Fox News and the watchdog group worldbankpresident.org as the first story on the scandal.
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