Ex-NYTimes Reporter Judith Miller to Join Fox as Free Speech Expert

Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller will join Fox News as a commentator on free speech issues, as well as those pertaining to foreign policy and national security.

"I get to spout my views, I will NOT be joining the news team," she stressed. "I care about First Amendment issues and free speech and I will talk about that and foreign policy if and when we ever stop talking about the economy, which is going to be going on for a while."

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    maybe they can hire scooter, too (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by Turkana on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:06:53 AM EST
    and they can have special panels on arborism.

    heh (5.00 / 3) (#2)
    by andgarden on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:08:14 AM EST
    This is how she'll "come back to work and to life"?

    funniest thing (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by dws3665 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:35:23 AM EST
    I've read today - thank you!

    Hahahahahahahahaha! (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by rdandrea on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:08:18 AM EST

    At Fox she will be free (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Radiowalla on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:08:59 AM EST
    to make up sh*t to her heart's content.  One more reason to heap disdain on Fox News.  

    No change from. . . (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by LarryInNYC on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:16:07 AM EST
    her position at the Times, apparently.

    My aspens are quaking. (5.00 / 3) (#5)
    by ThatOneVoter on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:11:27 AM EST

    News to me. . . (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by LarryInNYC on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:16:59 AM EST
    that she wasn't already working there.

    Glenn Beck to Fox too (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by WS on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:26:06 AM EST
    Containing the wingnuttery to one channel?

    This is a caricature of a cartoon, yes? (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by wurman on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 03:08:38 PM EST
    And next month, Father Guido Sarducci will offer commentaries on marital problems & birth control.

    Then in December, Gov. Sarah Palin will offer short segments on adolescent sex education & endangered species legislation.

    After Barack Obama's inauguration in January, Sen. McCain will present a weekly comment on how he would've done things if the election had been fair & square, a sort of "Fox-psyop-ed" with some rightwingnut harmony by the Fantasy Conservative team at Murdoch's Palace of Hacktastic Has-Beenz, Never Was-ez, & GOP Retreads.  The place looks like a re-employment haven for burned out chickenhawks.

    Heads up: look for the Ron Paul show in early Spring.

    whatever (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by txpublicdefender on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 03:19:41 PM EST
    Yes, I'm sure what the founders had in mind when they crafted the First Amendment was that reporters would have the freedom to be the conduits of propoganda from high-ranking government officials to the masses.  Give me a break.

    Free Speech? On Fox? (none / 0) (#6)
    by wasabi on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:13:20 AM EST
    I didn't think that Fox News believed in free speech.  As the ideological water carriers of the Bush Administration, didn't Ari Fletcher all remind us in one of his press breifings that we need to "be careful what you say"?

    oh fun (none / 0) (#11)
    by Nasarius on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:47:50 AM EST
    I vividly remember all the screeching about freedom of the press when Judith Miller was thrown in jail, because how dare you upset the cozy relationship between "journalists" and those in power who feed them propaganda to transcribe.

    She'll get her talking points from the RNC n/t (none / 0) (#12)
    by imhotep on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 01:38:14 PM EST

    GEARING UP TO FIGHT THE FCC.... (none / 0) (#15)
    by rylly on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 08:57:08 PM EST
    Judith's attention to free speech rights is likely Fox getting ready to fight The Fairness Doctrine that threatens the right wing propaganda machine.  She will be all over the place with "power, experience and rights rights  rights...to lie some more and call it free speech. A Maverick too?