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No Passes for Judy Miller

Arianna continues on her Judy mission with this latest that includes a photo of Arianna, Judy and others amongst the Aspen trees, right after having heard Karl Rove marvel at how we would be hailed as liberators in Iraq. Take a minute and read it.

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  • Re: No Passes for Judy Miller (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:07 PM EST
    I will freely admit that I don't understand that article at all. What the hell am I missing?

    Re: No Passes for Judy Miller (none / 0) (#2)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:07 PM EST
    neil-A sense of irony?

    Re: No Passes for Judy Miller (none / 0) (#3)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:07 PM EST
    This case has always smelled fishy to me, and I think Robert Parry has hit the nail on the head. His tough, investigative journalism has finally paid off - he's solved the mystery - at least where Miller is concerned. He has her rightly pegged as one of those "patriotic" journalists who have sold out to Washington's neocon cronies and corporate sponsors. In other words, she's abandoned journalist integrity and the role of media watchdog for the role of Washington lapdog. It goes something like this. Originally, Libby wouldn't give her a release because he wanted to make sure that she wouldn't contradict his testimony that he hadn't mentioned Valerie Wilson-Plame's name to her. So, she had to figure out a way to testify without implicating Libby - in other words, how to cover up. She sat in jail for 85 days before she realized that Fitzgerald, the Prosecutor, wasn't going to give in. Meanwhile, she figured a way to get out. She'd make a deal to testify if she didn't have to give away any other sources except Libby. Then she said that Libby hadn't mentioned Plame's name, but that some other person, someone she conveniently forgot, mentioned the name to her. That way, she wouldn't have to implicate Libby, wouldn't be pressed to give up the name, and she could use her get out of jail free card. I don't know if her ploy will work or not but the real story to all this is how some mainstream American journalists have lost their objectivity and journalist integrity such that they can easily be sucked into Washington's labyrinthine collection of cover ups. From Consortium News: "The back story to the Judith Miller fiasco at the New York Times is the long-term erosion of skeptical journalism in the face of U.S. government pressure for greater "patriotism" from the press. In the case of Miller and the Iraq War, the barrier between reporter and government seems to have washed away almost completely. For the full story of how Miller and other journalists lost their way, ..." http://www.consortiumnews.com

    Re: No Passes for Judy Miller (none / 0) (#4)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:07 PM EST
    Miller witnessed the torture/interrogation of Muhammad Salah by Israeli soldiers. She may be called in as a witness by none other than Fitzgerald who is prosecuting the case against Salah. WTF was she doing there in the first place.
    In an odd twist, the interrogation was witnessed by embattled New York Times reporter Judith Miller, and defense attorneys suggested Monday the best way for the U.S. government to prove its case -- and prove Salah wasn't abused -- is to call the controversial journalist to the witness stand.
    war and peace

    Re: No Passes for Judy Miller (none / 0) (#5)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:08 PM EST
    In Aspen you joined a conspiracy. You signed on, Judas. The billionaire roots connect us, omerta, and you better remember it.