Saturday, October 15, 2005

Ain't Just Judy That Sucks

In an absolutely must-read post, The Common Ills unleashes a blistering attack on a Saturday New York Times article on Iraq.

"G.I.'s and Syrians in Tense Clashes on Iraqi Border" by James Risen and David E. Sanger contains - as The Common Ills points out - twenty-four anonymous "official" quotes.

Also noted:

"Risen's stock has not risen, it's sunk. He collaborated with the CIA on a book which came out in 2004 (it didn't sell well). He was allowed to work on it for years, with the CIA having control over the editing, while the Times still allowed him to cover the CIA."

If Judith Miller ends up resigning, as rumored, it appears that James Risen will still be able to carry on the Bush Administration's work at The New York Times.


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