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FourStarDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:30 PM
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Disinformation on the part of Miller and the NY Times
Contrary to the image that Miller and the MSM are trying to put out there, there is NO evidence that Miller has not been 'released' from confidentiality to her sources. That's what she'd like everyone to believe. I and others have posted the following article in some other threads here on DU, but because not everyone has seen this,I thought it deserved a thread of it's own again. Judith Miller and her backers at the NY Times are acting the part of a free press journalistic martyrs playing to everyone's sympathy.

In fact, in the following article June 30th article from WaPo, Judge Hogan, who sentenced Miller said publicly that Miller's sources already have come forth and presented themselves to the Grand Jury:


...Cooper and Miller both did some reporting on the issue, though Miller never wrote a story.

(Judge)Hogan postponed the penalty as the reporters appealed. On Monday, those appeals ran out when the Supreme Court refused to hear their case. The jail term is set to last for the four months remaining in the current grand jury session.

Yesterday, Hogan questioned the reporters' assertions that they are keeping a promise not to identify a confidential source. In appellate court filings, Fitzgerald has indicated that he knows the identity of Miller's source and that the official has voluntarily come forward.

"The sources have waived their confidentiality," Hogan said. "They're not relying on the promises of the reporters. . . . It's getting curiouser and curiouser."


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

So, perhaps it's time that readers of the NY Times write and call them out on this BS.

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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:33 PM
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1. I walked from NYT readership because of this...
And until they are sold to a competent publisher, they have no business writing news, fit to print or otherwise.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:34 PM
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2. I wrote them last night, actually.
No word and the LTTE wasn't published, quell surprise. Why are they calling her a hero? I don't get it. Am I missing something here? Please fill me in.
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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:43 PM
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4. Al Franken said he admired Miller for her conviction.
Why?
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:31 PM
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6. Al can be pretty slow on the uptake sometimes
He supported the invasion of IraqNam at first, believing the WMD lies.
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:42 PM
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3. Could it be that Miller and her chief sources were different?
And Miller's never gave her a specific release, only the general type over the media which Cooper wouldn't follow.

Before you boil over (since it seems at least slightly less likely to paint Rove into a corner), consider this.

Six reporters were contacted. Including Novak, Cooper, & Miller, that's three more. At least a few say there were at least two sources. At least five calls.

Wouldn't it be likely for someone out to discredit Wilson to get a number of different people to call, each their own contact(s), which will then flood others of the group for conformation(s)?

Who would have done that . . . but the man who was the President's Chief Political Analyst and advisor and who has been well known to engage in precisely such tactics? Karl Rove. He may have only contacted one or two himself, but orchestrated the entire phonebank in order to make Wilson's motives suspect. (And where have I heard of this going for the throat method so much before?)

So . . . we may have several in the pot (Cheney, Libby, W., Rove) AND Rove as the chief conspirator!!!!
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FourStarDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:04 PM
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5. Good points...
She may indeed be hiding more people and/or her role in this, but I think we could all agree that there's more behind Miller's motives than the surface shows.
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