NY Times Reporter Judith Miller Subpoenaed in Plame Investigation

Don't you just love when the media takes a stand....for one of their own? New York Times Reporter Judith Miller has been subpoenaed to the grand jury investigating the leak of former CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. The grand jury wants to know who is responsible for the leak, and whether reports are true that the offending parties are senior Bush Administration officials. Here's the Times' response:

"We regret that the special prosecutor has chosen to issue a subpoena that seeks to compel Judy Miller to reveal her confidential sources," Mr. Sulzberger said. "Journalists should not have to face the prospect of imprisonment for doing nothing more than aggressively seeking to report on the government's actions. Such subpoenas make it less likely that sources will be willing to talk candidly with reporters and ultimately it is the public that suffers.''

Lawyers for The Times said the paper expected that it would be served a separate subpoena for its records. They said the paper would fight that subpoena, too.

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