Judy Miller goes to jail

So Judy Miller headed off to jail yesterday. While I'm not one to revel in her troubles despite her dubious professional history,someone should have told her to stay clear of those Iraq analogies. According to the Washington Post, "She compared her effort to that of U.S. troops risking death in their fight for freedom in Iraq: 'If they can do that, surely I can face prison to defend a free press.'" (Hmm, I wonder who helped send them over there?)

And this after prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has already clubbed Miller on the head for her war reporting, though for different reasons in his motion to deny her request for home detention:

We do not dispute the accuracy of the sealed filings concerning Miller’s health conditions, nor those concerning her husband. Suffice it to say, however, that her health circumstances obtained when Miller was dispatched to Iraq during the conduct of a war. Certainly one who can handle the desert in wartime is far better equipped than the average person jailed in a federal facility.
[Via TalkLeft]


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