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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:43 AM
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30. Miller and 'NYT' Had a 9/11 Warning Tip
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Miller and 'NYT' Had a 9/11 Warning Tip

By Joe Strupp
Editor & Publisher May 18, 2006 4:19 PM ET

NEW YORK Judith Miller, the embattled former reporter for The New York Times who spent 85 days in jail last year for refusing to reveal a source and ultimately left the paper after a dispute, has another new twist to her Times tenure.

In an interview with the Web site Alternet.org, Miller now claims she had advance intelligence information leaked to her months before the Sept. 11 attacks indicating Al Qaeda was planning a major attack on the United States.

Posted today, the story contends that Miller was sparked by the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole to increase her reporting of al-Qaida. She says that ultimately led, in July 2001, to a still-anonymous top-level White House source who shared top-secret NSA signals intelligence (SIGINT) concerning an even bigger impending al-Qaida attack, perhaps to be visited on the continental United States.

Ultimately, Miller never wrote that story, the Alternet piece continues. But two months later -- on Sept. 11 -- Miller and her editor at the Times, Stephen Engelberg, both remembered and regretted the story they didn't do.

Miller told Alternet: So I sometimes think back, and Steve and I have talked a few times about the fact that that story wasn't fit, and that neither one of us pursued it at that time with the kind of vigor and determination that we would have had we known what was going to happen. And I always wondered how the person who sent that warning must have felt. You know, sometimes in journalism you regret the stories you do, but most of the time you regret the ones that you didn't do.

Engelberg also remembered the tip, according to told Alternet. I recall thinking it made perfect sense at the time," he told the Web site. "The Cole attack was out of character -- unlike the Africa embassy attacks, the Millennium plot, the earlier World Trade Center bombing.

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