Marty Barton, Executive Editor of the Washington Post, recently received the second-annual Hitchens Prize — which honors the memory and legacy of the late Vanity Fair contributing editor and columnist Christopher Hitchens — in recognition of his long career in journalism and his work as editor of the Post and, before that, the Boston Globe.
In his remarks upon accepting the award, the usually subdued Barton — “Poor Liev Schreiber,” he said of the actor who portrayed him in the movie Spotlight. “He could not have been assigned a more challenging role. He had to portray someone both stingy with words and restrained in his emotions. No wonder that, when we first met, Liev kept probing to see if I’d done or said something more, well, dramatic.” — offered some pretty dire warnings for the industry once Trump is sworn in.