July 07, 2005

Where is Judith Miller?

Here. Miller tells the Times:

"They put shackles on my hands and my feet," she said. "They put you in the back of this car. I passed the Capitol and all the office buildings I used to cover. And I thought, 'My God, how did it come to this?' "

Enough said. Sign this.

Posted by Tim Porter at July 7, 2005 11:18 AM

They locked up a propagandist. If only Judith Miller would remain in jail.

Posted by: Tom on July 9, 2005 03:55 PM

Judith Miller isn't going to jail for protecting a whistle blower. Instead she's protecting one of the most corrupt administrations in US history.

She should have been exposing this treason instead of covering it up.

Posted by: Gail Davis on July 10, 2005 08:08 AM

Wasn't this really Miller's choice? I assume she had the same options as Tim Russert, Walter Pincus and Matt Cooper, but Miller chose martyrdom. I think this says more about Miller, and maybe NYTimes, than it does about "chilling effects" and bad law.Miller chose "civil disobedience" rather than adhere to a law that put journalists on the same footing with the rest of us. In Miller's view (and probably the Times) journalists require privilege above others, and possibly privilege beyond the Constitution.There will be no public outpouring of support for Miller. This is a case of the powerful media fighting the powerful government, while "the public" (as in "the public's right to know)are pawns in this charade. For whatever reason, Miller chose this path. It was not forced on her.

Posted by: paladin on July 10, 2005 11:33 AM
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