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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 12:36 AM
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19. "it's clear that there were more red flags popping up around Judy Miller's
... work as a journalist than at a May Day parade in Red Square.

We now know that Miller's bosses were being warned about serious credibility problems with her reporting as far back as 2000 -- a warning that came from a Pulitzer Prize-winning colleague of Miller who was so disturbed by her journalistic methods he took the extraordinary step of writing a warning memo to his editors and then asked that his byline not appear on an article they had both worked on.

In today's WaPo, Howard Kurtz quotes from a December 2000 memo sent by Craig Pyes, a two time Pulitzer winner who had worked with Miller on a series of Times stories on al-Qaeda.

"I'm not willing to work further on this project with Judy Miller... I do not trust her work, her judgment, or her conduct. She is an advocate, and her actions threaten the integrity of the enterprise, and of everyone who works with her. . . . She has turned in a draft of a story of a collective enterprise that is little more than dictation from government sources over several days, filled with unproven assertions and factual inaccuracies," and "tried to stampede it into the paper."

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From Judy Millers Reporting: A Cancer on the New York Times? by Arianna Huffington on October 17, 2005

More at the link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/judy-m...


No excuses, 'old grey lady'; no excuses Sulzberger & Keller -- NONE.

You were warned. And, if you had done even a tiny bit of investigative work you would not have hired her unless, of course, you had done that investigative work and determined that Ms. Miller was exactly the neoconster, new American century, propagandist-in-chief you wanted to support.


Peace.
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