James Ridgeway, Muckraking Journalist of the Old School, Dies at 84


James Ridgeway, a muckraking journalist who trained his investigative powers on the automotive and energy industries, far-right hate groups and the U.S. prison system, among other quarries that he pursued over his six-decade career, died Feb. 13 at a hospital in D.C. He was 84.

The cause was complications from shingles, said his son, David Ridgeway.

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