The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
NYT-Miller: this, I don't get
From Romenesko's Letters (5/26/2004 8:01:26 AM), a note from one John Maggs, whose email address is at the National Journal:
"The problematic articles varied by authorship..." but not very much. With the exception of the Czech connection articles, which were handled relatively well by the Times, especially compared to the breathless coverage elsewhere, all but one of the bad articles cited by the editors had Judith Miller's name on them. Not one of the skeptical articles pointed to with pride by the editors had her name on them. It is a devastating verdict for her, and a really shining moment for the Times.
Is this W43rd Street ventriloquism, the first media establishment voice  calling for Judith Miller to swing from a sour-apple tree?
Perhaps Arthur Sulzberger and Bill Keller have been reading the fulsome praise they lavished such a short time ago on the Hack Whose Name Durst Not Be Spoken Of . The very lack of any reference to Judith Miller, perhaps, was intended to speak loud.
If some day it may happen that a victim must be found...
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