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I am really surprised that so few commenters on the Plamegate fiasco have examined the possibility that Judith Miller is not a good journalist hoodwinked by bad sources, but rather, a conscious and willing administration stooge.

Following this reasoning a little further, how about taking a look into Judith Miller's bank accounts? If it was worth hundreds of thousands to Bushco to buy journalists to whitewash the disaster that is No Child Left Behind, how much more would it be worth to them to buy someone to peddle their WMD lies on the front page of The New York Times?

"WMD--I got it totally wrong," the Times quoted Miller as saying in a Friday interview. "The analysts, the experts and the journalists who covered them--we were all wrong. If your sources are wrong, you are wrong."

The arrogance and stupidity of this remark are truly staggering. How about the many, many "analysts, experts and the journalists who covered them" who were listening to Hans Blix at the time--all of whom turned out to be right?? Not to mention the fact that ten million people marched in the world's streets, very few of them "experts", because they knew better than to buy Bush's fabrications--why did Miller??

Originally posted to superba on Mon Oct 17, 2005 at 11:08 AM PDT.

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  •  Amazingly (none)
    I've never seen this angle mentioned.  It makes sense though.  Why not pay her off in cash for propaganda?  

    If we're dumb. Then God is dumb. And maybe a little ugly on the side.

    by Ghost of Frank Zappa on Mon Oct 17, 2005 at 11:16:08 AM PDT

  •  Miller isn't even a source herself. (none)
    If your sources are wrong, well, then, the fault must be with the sources' sources. And if the sources' sources are wrong, then what is a "source", and of what could it conceivably be a source?

    Does Miller seriously expect us to keep falling for her use of the euphemism "sources"? Whatever she is protecting, it isn't a source of information. Her continued use of that term confirms her malicious intent.

  •  Right on! And that's a bigger story than Miller (none)
    If the Times had a "Williams" account with the administration, along with a "security clearance", and Judy was part of that arrangement, that would explain all of Keller and Sulzberger's reluctance to discipline her. And if the administration  has "Williams" accounts with the leading news organizations (at least the Libby six), that would be a bigger story than Miller? Of course, only a short step from there to the Illuminati...

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