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Judith Miller Decides To Leave Jail
Reuters’ headline, “NY Times reporter freed from jail in CIA probe case” is inexplicably and indefensibly misleading. After being subpoenaed and having made the decision to ignore the judge’s order (generally a poor decision, pretensions of journalistic exceptionalism or not), Miller was jailed for contempt of court. A quick glance at the Oxford English Dictionary reveals she was guilty of just that: contempt.
Miller was released from jail when she agreed to testify. She was (unnecessarily) released from her confidentiality obligation by her source, which the New York Times reports was I. Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff. (And PNAC fellow.)
That’s Lewis Libby, spelled L-I-B-B-Y, not R-O-V-E.
MORE: Noting that Miller may have been cleared by Libby beforehand, Orin Kerr at VC comments:
If you’re Bob Bennett, Judith Miller’s top-shelf lawyer, wouldn’t you try to clear this up before your client spent three months in jail? Something about this seems fishy to me.That fishiness is otherwise known as attempted martyrdom, which in turn is otherwise known as the only way a man can become famous without ability.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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