Wake Up Sheeple!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

New York Times part of the corporate conservative media (CCM)? In recent days several Sheepole said I was loony for claiming that the New York Times was turning conservative. One going as far as saying, “Obviously you're an extreme leftwing nut job who should be behind the bars of the Democratic Underground.”

I have one word for you Sheepole - Judith Miller. Judith Miller who claims to stand behind a basic tenant of journalistic ethics, protecting an unnamed source. In Miller’s case she is protecting a source (likely Karl Rove) who perpetrated the crime of treason by outing CIA agent Valerie Plame. Miller is not protecting an unnamed source who is traditionally a whistleblower, who reveals a crime. The same Judith Miller who was one of the Bushies big cheerleaders of fear and WMD’s in the run-up to this illegal war and quagmire we now find ourselves in. As Jack Shafer noted in Slate:
In the months running up to the war, Miller painted as grave a picture of Iraq's WMD potential as any U.S. intelligence agency, a take that often directly mirrored the Bush administration's view.

If Judith Miller belongs in jail for anything it is for her false and over the-top pre-war reporting, and being just another corporate conservative media mouthpiece for the Bushies.


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