Miller Brouhaha

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    fascinating article from the american journalism review that examines the reporting of the new york times' judy miller and makes general comments on the state of the american media during the war.

    well worth the read.
     
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    you're welcome. it's amazing how one mysterious guy in a baseball cap can become a knowledgable "scientist," then "scientists."
     
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    I guess he wore a lot of hats.

    Edit: Coincidentally, this evening the NewsHour ran a piece about Watergate 30 years on. Interviewed was Sam Dash, who remarked that media was doing its duty back then -- and the system succeeded in ferreting out law-breaking at the very top of the government -- but they're not exactly on station today. He said it in stronger and more eloquent terms. Worth checking that out as well.
     
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    :)
     
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    how come she hasn't been as publicly lambasted as the young Mr. Blair? As the article suggests, her actions have potentially global ramifications...the kind of ramifications that fan the flames of war. What Jaysion Blair did was wrong, but all it did was embarass the New York Times...
     
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    print journalists aren't celebrities. at least not for those who get most of their news from the TV.
     
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    agreed, but jayson blair was just another print journalist. they came pretty close to crucifying him for his actions. Miller seems to be getting little more than a slap on the wrists for her wrong doing. I'm wondering if the nature of their messages had/has anything to do with it.
     
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    I especially like this quote:
     
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    And don't forget, the New York Times is the bastion of the Liberal Media in the US, or so we're told.
     
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    in miller's case, i'm quite certain. i wonder if blair being black had anything to do w/ his treatment.

    and before anyone jumps on me, yes, blair should have been fired. but he was really crucified by the rest of the media, where my industry friends tell me similar things happen all the time. at least the times was big enough to admit to it.
     

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