Wednesday, October 26, 2005
The New York Post Loves Judith Miller
Via Raw Story, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Judith Miller might soon be on permanent vacation from The New York Times.
From Joe Hagan's "New York Times Reporter Miller Is in Talks Over Her Job Status":
New York Times reporter Judith Miller has begun discussing her future employment options with the newspaper, including the possibility of a severance package, a lawyer familiar with the matter, said yesterday.
The discussion about her future comes several days after the public rupture of the relationship between the Times and Ms. Miller, a 28-year veteran of the paper. Both the editor and the publisher of the Times have expressed regret for their unequivocal support for Ms. Miller when she spent 85 days in jail for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the unmasking of a Central Intelligence Agency operative.
The negotiations began with a face-to-face meeting Monday morning between Ms. Miller and the publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., said the lawyer familiar with the situation. A spokeswoman for the New York Times declined to comment. Ms. Miller didn't return calls.
If that's true, fantastic. The only way the grey lady can hope to recover from the "Judith Miller and Her Times" problem is by calling an end to the charade that she could ever return.
For the sake of its readers, for the sake of its staff, for the sake of journalism...Judith Miller cannot live there anymore.
But cheer up, Judy, because there's other homes that will have you. As I mentioned the other day, The New York Post loves Judith Miller.
Yesterday, The Post carried three "pieces" honoring Judy and condemning The Times: Andrea Peyser's 'JUDGED' JUDY RIPS TIMES' SLEAZY SLIMING; TIMES TRASHFEST by John Podhoretz (or "J-Pod" as the right-leaning bloggers call him...most left-leaners just call him "ass"); and an editorial called ALL THE SMEARS FIT TO PRINT.
(Lameass apology but I'm going to have to return to this post later and finish it. Since it's been over a day the Post stories are subscriber-only so I'm going to have to work off of my 25 cents home edition. Plus...I'm working on something else - related - for somewhere else that I need to get back to work on. Cuss me out on the comments if you want to register a complaint with the public editor.)
(While checking technorati to see what other bloggers had to say about Andrea Peyser's columns on Judith Miller, I stumbled upon Arthur Silber's new blog, Once Upon A Time. Last month I wrote about how financial woes, among other things, resulted in the scrubbing of Light of Reason from the public record. Glad to see he's back blogging, and his post on Peyser/Miller kicks major ass : " Poor, Martyred Saint Judy is SAD.")