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  •  Makes you wonder if Miller wasn't (4.00)
    an auxillary member of WHIG, doesn't it?

    "I just had the basic view of the American public -- it can't be that bad out there." Marine Travis Williams after 11 members of his squad were killed.

    by Steven D on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 08:02:41 PM PDT

    •  Oy (none)
      Another Armstrong Williams?
    •  Uh Huh (none)
      I had this thought as well.

      It's all the same fucking day, man. -- Janis Joplin

      by TracieLynn on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 08:52:45 PM PDT

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    •  Wonder no more... (4.00)
      Here's a reminder from Judy's time in Iraq-- she was the only reporter to have an Army unit imbedded with her rather than the other way around:

      Foer cites military and New York Times sources as saying that Miller's assignment was so sensitive that Don Rumsfeld himself signed off on it. Once embedded, Miller acted as much more than a reporter. Kurtz quotes one military officer as saying that the MET Alpha unit became a "Judith Miller team." Another officer said that Miller "came in with a plan. She was leading them... She ended up almost hijacking the mission." A third officer, a senior staffer of the 75th Exploitation Task Force, of which MET Alpha was a part, put it this way: "It's impossible to exaggerate the impact she had on the mission of this unit, and not for the better."

      from Judy Miller: How Deep Do Her Connections Run?


      Somewhere around 2001, Mr. Spock grew a beard.

      by Olds88 on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 09:19:03 PM PDT

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      •  How Deep? Wish we had a press that asked that (4.00)
        Judy Miller: How Deep Do Her Connections Run?

        And when will the MSM investigate? Seems to me if the media were TRULY competitive, like say high tech is, then they would be all over this. Someone would be clawing the NYT's eyeballs out over this, ready to take the top-dog spot. But the MSM are a bunch of feudal monopolies slow-dancing in a Byzantine guild system, and loyalty to The System and its patrons is what matters. Preservation of the status quo is more important than anything else.

        No wonder they're afraid of blogs. The open source, just in time, participatory media that blogs represent is infinitely more threatening to the MSM than open source code is to Microsoft.

      •  What was the mission?????? (none)
        •  Whose? (none)
          MET Alpha's mission was to uncover WMD.

          Judy's mission was to take them on a wild goose chase while higher ups concocted stories about trailers of mass destruction and the like.

          Somewhere around 2001, Mr. Spock grew a beard.

          by Olds88 on Wed Oct 12, 2005 at 07:31:38 AM PDT

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          •  Do you have links?? (none)
            Are you saying that Miller went to Iraq at the time they were searching for weapons and/or that she was reporting on the story?  What was the timeframe, if you know, that she was in Iraq and the search for WMDs.
            •  Imbedded (none)
              Judy Miller was in Iraq, imbedded with MET Alpha at the start of the war, through the invasion and fall of Baghdad. This unit was supposed to swoop in to secure the vast stockpiles of WMD as the military gained ground. She had exclusive access to this unit and any potential discoveries.

              Follow the Common Dreams link above to the Franklin Foer's long piece in New York Magazine about Judy. It's a little bitchy and covers too many pressroom catfights for my taste, but does a good job explaining her improper role with MET Alpha, though it doesn't directly quote much of the gibberish she wrote during that time.

              Somewhere around 2001, Mr. Spock grew a beard.

              by Olds88 on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 08:34:04 AM PDT

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    •  Per My Question In an Earlier Thread-- (none)
      Who exactly was she working for?

      Was it the WHIG or something farther removed?

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 09:33:06 PM PDT

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    •  she was embedded long before Iraq (none)
    •  New nugget from Waas that breaks new ground (none)
      From the Murray Waas article:

      Libby subsequently telephoned Miller, encouraging her to testify.

      So we have a telephone conversation and he Aspens letter?

      Wonder WTF is down that rabbit hole since we have two incidences now of Libby talking to Miller while in jail, about testifying, one by phone, one by letter.

      cheers,

      Mitch Gore

      Nobody will change America for you, you have to work to make it happen

      by Lestatdelc on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 09:51:54 PM PDT

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      •  What's down that rabbit hole.. (4.00)
        Is that Scooter flipped. Period. Couldn't take the heat, so got out of the kitchen. Which is why the investigation is focusing on the entire WHIG, probably striking a deal for Miller as well, meaning that Miller probably faced charges as well, not being a "witness" or a "journalist", but an active part of the group.

        This is our story...

        by Karmakin on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 11:10:29 PM PDT

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    •  Bet W's upset. Wouldn't want to be his kitty. (none)

      Fighting them here, so we don't have to fight over there.

      by NorCalJim on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 10:31:59 PM PDT

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