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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:38 AM
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Miller: Freedom to talk to press without getting in trouble under assault
:wtf: :puke: :crazy:


http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di...

"It is the freedom of people to talk to the press without getting in trouble," it is that right that's under assault today," she said.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:45 AM
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1. This martyr bit is so old
I wish she'd do an interview with someone who doesn't have the hots for her :eyes:

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:57 AM
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2. Not everyone bought her bullshit
From the article above: One of Miller's colleagues at the Times said in a speech Tuesday to the New York City Bar Association that he didn't believe a shield law would necessarily have helped her case.

Reporter Adam Liptak said any privilege protecting the conversations journalists have with sources would likely be similar to the laws protecting the confidentiality of discussions between lawyers and their clients.

Those rules, he noted, are not protected if the client talks about participating in an illegal act, such as a government employee revealing the identity of a CIA agent.

In her speech, Miller dismissed criticism ...."I did not go to jail to protect wrongdoing. I did not go to jail to get a large book contract or to martyr myself," she said. "Anyone who thinks I would spend 85 days in jail as a canny career move knows nothing about jail and nothing about me."

Uh, sorry Judy, most people think that is exactly why you went to jail!! And if not that, because you were scared shitless of ending up under the wheels of a NYC bus....
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:23 AM
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6. Some in the press just never get enough of it.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:28 AM
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3. That's quite disingenuous...
... and she knows that. She wasn't talking to "the people;" she was talking to the government.

She seems to have conflated her role as propagandist with the right of the free press to challenge the government.

That argument, hopefully, won't fly.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:32 AM
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4. She'll be under oath today testifying in front of Senate - someone please
ask her about any and all pay, contracts or other special deals granted her by any person or agency of the gov't. We know you're a big ole whore Judy, we just aren't sure who really pays your fees.
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:37 AM
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5. No, it's whoring yourself and calling it journalism.
I hated her before she started talking again.

Little Drummer Girl, the agent for the govt.


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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:30 AM
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7. Would that be "former Hill staffers" afraid to talk?
Or the chief of staff to the Vice President, Judith?

For those of you who don't know, Libby wanted to do a little light character assassination and knew that Miller would be a good conduit for getting his comments into print anonymously. Instead of identifying her source as the Vice President's chief of staff (too definite) or even as a member of the White House staff, Miller and Libby agreed that he would be identified in the story as a "former Hill staffer," because Libby had indeed been a congressional staff worker some time in the past. The identification was deliberately concocted to obscure as much as possible whose dirt Miller was dishing.
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wishlist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:48 AM
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8. Walter Pincus of WP said today that testifying hasn't affected his sources
On CSpan Wash Journal this morning Pincus said that although he testified when asked, he has not had any problems or changes in his ability to work with sources. He did not jump onto that bandwagon about the case hurting journalists.

Miller is grandstanding in order to justify her stonewalling the investigation and covering up her desire to never have to implicate Libby.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:52 AM
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9. She really ought to shut up now that her game is out in the open.
Shameless!
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lateo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:05 AM
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10. I can't wait to see her in prison orange...
I hope she goes back to jail soon.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:46 AM
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11. An assault on those who help those break the law--so unfair
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Pithy Cherub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:53 AM
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12. Irony Alert: Judy jailed for protecting a criminal
now wants *journalism* publically tried and found guilty.
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