Cokie's hubby on Miller

News & Politics

Steve Roberts, hubby of Cokie and formerly under the jagged and mercurial editorial hand of Judy Miller, spoke up on Howard Kurtz's Reliable Sources via susanhu. Quick note before the quote: His analogy is mostly wrong (more on that...):

"You know, I think there is a parallel between Judith Miller and Mary Mapes, your guest on the first half-hour here, Howard. Both of them are convinced that they were right and everybody else was wrong."
"And I think that Miller -- the single biggest mistake Judy Miller made was the same mistake Mary Mapes made. She wanted this story to be true."
Actually, Mary Mapes' story was true, it was the single document within a Mt. Everest of documentation and testimony that wasn't true. Ah well, one out of two ain't bad.

Roberts also has some unkind words about having her as an editor for the schadenfreude crowd... (BoomanTribune)

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