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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Judith Miller Defends Her Honor

As you all know by now, Judith Miller is no longer a New York Times reporter. This news was made public yesterday.

In an interesting twist of scheduling, I also heard an interview with Maureen Dowd talking about her new book. During that conversation, Terry Gross asked about the article Maureen Dowd wrote about Judith Miller and her controversial tenure at the NYT.

Today, Judith Miller has a website presenting her side of the story about her departure from NYT. addresses the part that actually matters to most people.

Judy apparently didn’t like the sexual implication and, as part of her departure agreement, had Keller release a letter he had written her in which he says that his use of the words “entanglement” and “engagement” “were not intended to suggest an improper relationship”.

But improper relationships aren’t just sexual ones. No one (except maybe their respective spouses) really cares if Judy and Scooter had a sexual entanglement.

We are far more concerned about their political entanglement. The kind where agendas intertwine, and fiction gets massaged into fact. Far worse than sexual entanglements, political ones fuck with your head.

Fine, Judy didn’t screw Libby. Just the American public. Good riddance.

[Update: Here's an article from a Washington Post reporter who spent three hours with Judith Miller after she left NYT.

The Reporter's Last Take
In an Era of Anonymous Sources, Judy Miller Is a Cautionary Tale of the Times

By Lynne Duke
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 10, 2005; Page C01