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  •  You're not being flamed, you're being ... (none)
    ... questioned. I agree that newspapers should stand behind their reporters, as a matter of principle.

    However, in this instance the newspaper was used by its source to commit a crime - and the only reason the NYT dragged its feet, was because of the larger "let's go to war against Iraq" scandal that Miller had gotten them into.

    "I don't do quagmires, and my boss doesn't do nuance."

    by SteinL on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 12:48:19 AM PDT

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    •  No one... (none)
      but Robert Novak, reported Plames identity, not Miller, not the NYT.

      What crime did the NYT commit?  Receiving classified information? Reporters receive classified leaks every day and courts almost never prosecute the reporter, and for good reason.

      The most important thing about life is to stay amused by it.

      by Paulie200 on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 02:40:13 AM PDT

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      •  The NYT was used by WHIG to try and ... (4.00)
        ... suppress the fact that their rationale for attacking Iraq was faulty.

        That should have been reported. Judy Miller failed to file a story that was big news, and that the public had a right to know - that the White House was covering up its tracks when it came to the claims in the SOTUS concerning Nigerien uranium.

        That's the point here.

        "I don't do quagmires, and my boss doesn't do nuance."

        by SteinL on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 03:57:11 AM PDT

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