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Judith Miller's New Excuse: the "slanderous" bloggers destroyed her.
Slate ^ | March 16, 2006 | Jack Shafer

Posted on 03/18/2006 6:21:22 AM PST by summer

Judith Miller has a new alibi -- the blogs done her in!

Writer Marie Brenner presents Miller's latest defense in an April Vanity Fair feature story about the fallout from the Valerie Plame investigation. ...

The ones tossing the fire were those dastardly—but unnamed—bloggers ...

In June, back in New York, "Miller realized that she was losing her authority" inside the Times. "None of my colleagues ever spoke to me about my reporting. But they would say, 'We don't want to work with her.'

In August, Bill Keller replaced Raines as executive editor, and according to Miller, he told her, "You are radioactive. … You can see it in the blogs."

"I'm pretty sure I never said any such thing," Keller tells Brenner. (This isn't the only recent "he said, she said" story in which Miller comes out the loser. See this sidebar.)

Miller describes to Vanity Fair the process by which the Pajama People destroyed her:

The bloggers were without editing,
without a way for people to understand what was good, what was well reported—to distinguish between the straight and the slanderous. Things would get instantly picked up, magnified, and volumized.

(Sounds more like what my hairdresser does with my thinning locks. But never mind.)

In Miller's mind, the bloggers not only poisoned her relationship with the Times brass but also with her colleagues, who, she says, "believed what they read on the blogs."

...Exactly who were all these unnamed bloggers ripping Miller to pieces? ...
If nasty bloggers played such a crucial role in her downfall, why is Miller only now bringing them up? ...

A lame excuse? A case of recovered memory? Or something worse?

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloggers; cialeak; judithmiller; judymiller; pajamahadeen; pojamapeople; weblogs
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Miller describes to Vanity Fair the process by which the Pajama People destroyed her

LOL...I am chuckling at this sentence. But, regardless of what this Slate writer claims -- it is true the left wing blogs did not like Judith Miller, and didn't let a day go by without posting that.
1 posted on 03/18/2006 6:21:25 AM PST by summer
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To: Coop; PJ-Comix; Dog Gone

Interesting article...


2 posted on 03/18/2006 6:22:26 AM PST by summer
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To: summer

She's full of it. We still don't know who the source of "valerie flame" is.

Ms Miller is the only one with secrets on this issue at this point. And the rest of the liberal media is seemingly uninterested. They have libby in their sights.


3 posted on 03/18/2006 6:24:18 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. Apple's own numbers are hard to argue with.)
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To: summer
Got your subpoena yet Judy?

Scooter's lawyers have some questions for ya!

4 posted on 03/18/2006 6:24:23 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Tribune7; cubreporter

FYI.


5 posted on 03/18/2006 6:24:34 AM PST by summer
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To: summer

The bloggers were without editing, without a way for people to understand what was good, what was well reported—to distinguish between the straight and the slanderous. Things would get instantly picked up, magnified, and volumized.

Sounds like the coverage on the WOT.


6 posted on 03/18/2006 6:25:26 AM PST by Redleg1963
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To: summer

Judy, Judy, Judy. That's so lame.


7 posted on 03/18/2006 6:25:41 AM PST by Unkosified (Patiently waiting for Ted Kennedy's manslaughter trial for 36 years now.)
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To: Redleg1963
Sounds like the coverage on ...

on a lot of MSM.
8 posted on 03/18/2006 6:26:43 AM PST by summer
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To: summer

Give her a break. Just who do these bloggers think they are? It's the job of the mainstream media to destroy people.


9 posted on 03/18/2006 6:26:57 AM PST by Gumlegs
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To: summer

Miller describes to Vanity Fair the process by which the Pajama People destroyed her:

The bloggers were without editing, without a way for people to understand what was good, what was well reported—to distinguish between the straight and the slanderous.

Why, without Miller and her ilk to distill the information,
the drooling masses were liable to believe anything...

No editors, oh the horror! Oh the humanity!


10 posted on 03/18/2006 6:28:08 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: summer

She and Mary Mapes would make a lovely couple.


11 posted on 03/18/2006 6:28:10 AM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Gumlegs

LOL...I realize it seems hard to believe that a NYT reporter would claim to believe she is the David" and the little people the "Goliath" in this matter. But it is true she very much disliked, even when she was in jail, by every leftwing blog I read. She got no sympathy from them at all!


12 posted on 03/18/2006 6:28:36 AM PST by summer
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To: summer
The bloggers were without editing...

Blogs are self-editiing. If someone blogs a lie or a story incorrectly, an army of "editors" expose it -- sometimes within minutes!!

The blogospere is no inbred like the Antique Media.
13 posted on 03/18/2006 6:29:18 AM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: summer

Long live the pajamahadeen!!!


14 posted on 03/18/2006 6:29:25 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: tet68
No editors, oh the horror! Oh the humanity!

LOL...yeah, that part was pretty funny! (What! People just writing without editors!) LOL...
15 posted on 03/18/2006 6:29:55 AM PST by summer
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To: msnimje

Re your post #13 - Very true, but it depends on the forum. Now, on FR that's CERTAINLY true!


16 posted on 03/18/2006 6:30:39 AM PST by summer
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To: nutmeg

C'mon over and shed a tear for poor Judy.


17 posted on 03/18/2006 6:30:41 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: summer


Yer Busted Judith!!!

18 posted on 03/18/2006 6:32:38 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

LOL...


19 posted on 03/18/2006 6:33:05 AM PST by summer
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To: summer
the bloggers not only poisoned her relationship with the Times brass but also with her colleagues, who, she says, "believed what they read on the blogs."

"My colleagues are gullible idiots." - J. Miller

Well, that's true. What's your point? - siunevada

20 posted on 03/18/2006 6:33:52 AM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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