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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The New York Judith Miller take-down: first thoughts

On April 21, I mentioned that the New Republic's Franklin Foer was producing a piece on Judith Miller.

It has now arrived.

Immediate thought, as I'm just getting to the recent past: good news and bad news for Executive Editor Bill Keller. Good news, in that the interminable personal history - she is, needless to say, a bitch besides which Kyle's Mom is Pollyanna: a story arc worthy of The Bold and the Beautiful - is excellent misdirection from the serious faults laid bare by the Times Iraqi WMD fiasco - which all concern the editing function.

Bad news, in the thoroughly misjudged email that Keller himself fired off to Foer in Miller's defence.

More later.

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