Judith Miller: 'Yellow Journalist'?
Anti-war and human rights activist Dr. Habib Siddiqui, has some unkind words for New York Times reporter Judith Miller. Writing for al-Jazeera, he calls her a "Yellow Journalist."
The role of a good reporter is like that of an intelligence analyst who digs for the truth, and not of a stenographer who simply reports what he/she hears without verification. Regrettably, Miller has been nothing but an eavesdropper, and if I may add, a terrible one in that. For the War Party she performed miracles by essentially becoming its spokeswoman. Earlier in the program, she described her role as the conveyor of official news rather than of a skeptical reporter: “My job was not to collect information and analyze it independently as an intelligence agency; my job was to tell readers of the New York Times as best as I could figure out, what people inside the governments who had very high security clearances, who were not supposed to talk to me, were saying to one another about what they thought Iraq had and did not have in the area of weapons of mass destruction.”
[hat tip Patriot Daily.]
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