“At times you have to wonder, notwithstanding all the interest in entertainment, if there’s some misallocation of resources. People ask us, ‘Can news organizations afford investigative reporting?’ It’s odd because when you go to these red carpet events, you look around at all the press there, and you can only come to the conclusion that yes, news organizations can.”
—Marty Baron, executive editor, The Washington Post, was editor of The Boston Globe, whose 2001 investigation of pedophile priests is depicted in “Spotlight,” the 2016 Best Picture Oscar winner, CNN, 2016
• Editorial Comment: Nah. The tuxedos and gowns would kill the budget.
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