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Halliburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:32 AM
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Breaking: Judy and Bill Keller in a shouting match over mea culpa
The New York Times gave Judith Miller 3,454 words in Sunday's paper to defend her actions in the Valerie Plame affair. But we hear Miller didn't appreciate the scourging she got in an accompanying 5,805-word analysis of "The Miller Case." We're told that colleagues heard Miller and executive editor Bill Keller screaming at each other in the hours before the story went to bed. (A Times spokeswoman declined to comment on whether Miller and Keller had traded words.)

Miller is said to have implored Keller to tone down the piece's criticism of her. Nevertheless, it reported that she was "a divisive figure," and that in 2003 Keller told her she could no longer cover Iraq and weapons issues because her reporting about Saddam's supposed weapons of mass destruction was so far off the mark.

Whatever her sins, Miller got a standing ovation from more than half the crowd yesterday when she received the First Amendment Award from the Society of Professional Journalists in Las Vegas. Miller, who once dubbed herself "Miss Run Amok" because "I can do whatever I want," is due to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a federal shield law.

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/357111p-304334c....

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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:33 AM
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1. Well she's just following the example of the President
Look i'm willing to admit the possibility of mistakes, but i don't want any discussion of any actual mistakes.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:33 AM
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2. pass that damn popcorn
this is better than Survivor I tell you.. I wonder who will be voted off teh Island first, or what rats will flee first?

:popcorn:
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:36 AM
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3. still love the part that says
"...Miller got a standing ovation from more than half the crowd yesterday when she received the First Amendment Award..."



Now they're turning on each other

oboyoboyoboyoboyoboy.... :popcorn:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:43 AM
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5. Would that be half standing or half not standing?
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:42 AM
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4. Judy should have been let go after the WMD/embed fiasco. She
has zero journalistic ethics and the sit in jail caper was all about Judy, not journalistic freedom.
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:47 AM
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8. Right..not 1st Amendment
but the 5th Amendment!
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:44 AM
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6. isn't more than half of a partial audience almost like a mandate or
somethin
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:46 AM
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7. Whatta CREEP.. so she "Knows" that Cheney wasn't aware of the Plame
discussions? How does SHE know? Her certainty is VERY suspicious... how can one person KNOW what another person KNOWS if they have not discussed the matter directly with said person?

Libby and Miller are a tag team.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:53 AM
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9. "First Amendment Award??"
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 11:53 AM by mzmolly
She should get the award for the most kiss ass propaganda.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:02 PM
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10. You know- I can understand the argument that Miller's case was
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 12:02 PM by Marr
one of those battles for the rights of journalists, but a standing ovation is ludicrous. At the very best, she's one of those extreme cases where you *might* argue the principle, but the actual disputant is so thoroughly below contempt that it pains you to do so.

It's like the ACLU's arguing for the KKK's right to march in parades. That sort of thing. They'd never give the fucking KKK a standing ovation, because they're contemptible.
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marylanddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:14 PM
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11. Good analogy

I'm a journalist & the whole "revealing a source" thing gave me a queasy feeling - but my disgust at Judith Miller - her grandstanding for the principle - has overcome my quease. She is an embarrassment, a shame, and should not have gotten any congratulations on her self-aggrandizing jail term. ESPECIALLY since she doesn't remember her source of the "Valerie Flame" name anyway. What a load of shit.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:17 PM
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12. it fits... 'prostitution' is legal there..
:rofl:
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