Monday, August 15, 2005

Grr. New York Times editorial.

Blah. Blah. Blah. Judith Miller is a princess. Blah. Blah. Blah.

Judith Miller is still a putz and "If she is not willing to testify after 41 days, then she is not willing to testify. It's time for the judge and the prosecutor to let Ms. Miller go." is bizarre logic. The comparison of whichever high-level asshole Miller is protecting in the Bush administration to a whistleblower at a factory is straight-up laughable. Recognition that people Miller worked with in other countries are in danger and may die/ have died because this secret got out needed to be part of the editorial for it really to examine the issues fully. To duck the complexity and hang onto a moral standard that they are defining to mean they can write whatever they want is so much crap.

If we had a sheild law, it probably wouldn't help this woman as nailing someone leaking the names of CIA agents and protecting sources that have given you permission to testify would likely both be exceptions.

Think of it this way: As long as she's in jail-she's not out finding this next great source that she can share with the administration, only to discover after a few thousand more people my age die that Iran didn't have WMDs either. (Ooopsie!)


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