Friday, October 8


I am elated and absolutely suspicious. NY Times reporter Judith Miller has been held in contempt by a federal judge for refusing to name her source for a story she never wrote. Judge Thomas Hogan of the Washington D.C. U.S. district court, ordered Miller jailed for up to 18 months, "noting that she contemplated writing such an article and had conducted interviews for it." I'm elated because it couldn't happen to a lousier reporter.

I'm also totally suspicious now that Bob Novak has ratted out his source for a story on the same subject. Novak, as you'll remember, was the actual discloser of the identity of ultra-secret CIA agent Valerie Plame, who specialized in intelligence regarding proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as an attempt to discredit her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, who disputed BushCo's Iraq-trying-to-obtain-Niger-yellowcake uranium story. To punish Miller before or instead of Novak makes me think the judge has gotten what he wanted from Novak. I'm also, by extension, mightily curious about why Novak would talk and not Miller. Speculations?

Sources here and here.


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