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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Judith Miller shilling for Chalabi again

The point of Jack Shafer's story is that Miller's claim to Chris Matthews on Hardball that
American officials...have been reaching out to Sistani's party [b]ecause Dr. Chalabi is on that list.
mysteriously failed to appear in the columns of the New York Times, her day job, in theory.

The reason? She is on vacation. She's in touch for TV, but uncontactable for written work, apparently.

Shafer notes an earlier instance of this: her (fantasy) claim on April 22 2003 on NewsHour to have identified an Iraqi scientist involved in a chemical weapons programme. Another tidbit that stuck in the craw of Times editors.

And that's a pretty accomodating craw, by the way...

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