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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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