Sunday, October 23, 2005

Poor Judy is downright radioactive by now.

And the Judith Miller smackdown continues. Man, that's gotta hurt.

: That article has so many delightful gems, but I particularly like this one:

The apparent deference to Ms. Miller by Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher, and top editors of The Times, going back several years, needs to be addressed more openly, especially in view of the ethics issues that have come to light.

The freedom Ms. Miller was given to shape the legal strategy may have stemmed in part from the failure of top editors to dig into the case earlier in the battle.

Last Sunday's article raised this issue: "This car had her hand on the wheel because she was the one at risk," Mr. Sulzberger said. When I asked him this week if the integrity of The Times and the First Amendment weren't also at risk, he stressed that his assertion had to be read in the proper context.

Oh, yes. Whenever you've really screwed the pooch, just blame it all on "context."

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