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NY Times Reporter Judith Miller Ordered To Jail.
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Posted on 10/07/2004 5:14:08 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55

Per Foxnews. Judith Miller refuses to name her sources in the CIA Leak Case.

A federal judge has ordered her to jail. She will be allowed to remain free while her case is on appeal.

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1 posted on 10/07/2004 5:14:08 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


2 posted on 10/07/2004 5:14:35 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Couldn't happen to a more deserving rag/hag.


3 posted on 10/07/2004 5:14:52 PM PDT by Galtoid
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Wouldn't that be the ultimate justice if it was a Democrat who outed Plame? :)

Anyone have more on this?


4 posted on 10/07/2004 5:15:38 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: Galtoid

I'm not very familiar with her.

I read part of a book she wrote about Germs.

Where does she lie politically?


5 posted on 10/07/2004 5:15:42 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hooray. Time for a party.


6 posted on 10/07/2004 5:16:10 PM PDT by WashingtonSource (Freedom is not free.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Is there any chance we can have the rest of the media arrested as well?


7 posted on 10/07/2004 5:16:33 PM PDT by Pamlico
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To: ConservativeMan55

Don't stop there....jail ALL of the liberal slimes at the NY Times


8 posted on 10/07/2004 5:16:37 PM PDT by Heff ("Liberty is not America's gift to the world, it's the Almighty's gift to humanity" GW Bush 4/12/04)
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To: WashingtonSource

Me thinks its a Dem source she is protecting?


9 posted on 10/07/2004 5:16:38 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

She wouldn't even have a job at the NYT if she were a Republican. Get serious.


10 posted on 10/07/2004 5:16:47 PM PDT by Galtoid
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To: ConservativeMan55
Any chance we can send the entire editorial board of the Times with her? Or the editors of the Boston Globe? (No, on second thought, that wouldn't work - I've heard on good authority that they like it in the can).
11 posted on 10/07/2004 5:16:48 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Heff

LOL Bump!


12 posted on 10/07/2004 5:16:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Good. It's always nice to see a liberal have to do time with the "reformable".


13 posted on 10/07/2004 5:16:50 PM PDT by jbarkley (America's light doesn't flicker, some people just close their eyes.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Too bad it wasn't Krugman.


14 posted on 10/07/2004 5:16:51 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dan Rather's got to go!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Could we get the rest of NY times reporters and editors to go with her!


15 posted on 10/07/2004 5:17:27 PM PDT by Moconservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

I agree. Krugman should be in jail!!!


16 posted on 10/07/2004 5:17:37 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Moconservative

LOL!

You aren't the first to think of that!


17 posted on 10/07/2004 5:17:54 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: jbarkley

Does anyone have any more info on Miss Miller?


18 posted on 10/07/2004 5:19:22 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

If I remember correctly, she was one of the journalists that had anthrax mailed to her.


19 posted on 10/07/2004 5:20:45 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (If 9/11 didn't change you, you're a bad human being)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Entertainment - Editor and Publisher

Judge Orders Judith Miller Jailed, Sulzberger Promises 'Fight'

1 hour, 8 minutes ago Entertainment - Editor and Publisher



NEW YORK A federal judge today held New York Times reporter Judith Miller in contempt for refusing to divulge confidential sources to prosecutors investigating the leak of an undercover CIA (news - web sites) officer's identity.



U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan ordered Miller jailed until she agrees to testify about her sources before a grand jury, but said she could remain free while pursuing an appeal. Miller could be jailed up to 18 months.


"I'm extremely disappointed that I have been sentenced to jail despite the fact that I did not write, and The Times did not publish, an article about (CIA officer) Valerie Plame," Miller said in a statement.


"It's frankly frightening that just for doing my job and talking to government employees about public issues, I may be deprived of my freedom and family."


New York Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis, asked by E&P about Miller's status at the paper, replied: "Judy's status remains unchanged. She continues to report."


Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the Times, said in a statement, "We are deeply dismayed by Judge Hogan's ruling and what it means for the practice of journalism in this country. The government's investigation into the Valerie Plame case has moved dangerously off course. Judy Miller has done nothing wrong. She is not the person who revealed the identity of a CIA agent. Yet she is the one who is facing time in jail while the very people who exposed Ms. Plame remain unpunished. The special counsel should be able to get to the bottom of this case without threatening reporters with jail.


"The pending imprisonment of Judy Miller is an attack on the ability of all journalists to report on the actions of governments, corporations and others. The Times will continue to fight for the ability of journalists to provide the people of this nation with the essential information they need to evaluate issues affecting our country and the world."


Miller said she cannot be an investigative reporter "without the trust of my sources and their confidence that I would protect them. I must, and I will."


Judge Hogan cited Supreme Court rulings that reporters do not have absolute First Amendment protection from testifying about confidential sources. He said there was ample evidence that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago, the special prosecutor in the CIA-leak case, had exhausted other avenues of obtaining key testimony before issuing subpoenas to Miller and other reporters.


Fitzgerald is investigating whether a crime was committed when someone leaked the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame, whose name was published by syndicated columnist Robert Novak on July 14, 2003. Novak cited two "senior administration officials" as his sources.


Miller's lawyer, Floyd Abrams, said he would file notice of an appeal of Hogan's ruling with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Fitzgerald also has issued subpoenas to reporters from NBC, Time magazine, and The Washington Post. Some have agreed to provide limited testimony after their sources -- such as Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites)'s chief of staff -- released them from their promises of confidentiality.


But, according to The Associated Press, Miller and Times Executive Editor Bill Keller said they would not agree to provide testimony even under those circumstances.


--E&P Staff


20 posted on 10/07/2004 5:21:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: WashingtonSource

Would like to be a fly on the wall for the humiliating strip search


21 posted on 10/07/2004 5:21:04 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: ConservativeMan55
Your link is to fns home page, not helpful,

Reporters, of whatever persuasion in jail is not a good thing

22 posted on 10/07/2004 5:21:05 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Just ask Martha - Day-Glo orange is perfect this time of year!


23 posted on 10/07/2004 5:21:56 PM PDT by mombonn (kerry . . . he spent 20 years in the Senate and doesn't have much to show for it. íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Why should the law apply to journalists?
24 posted on 10/07/2004 5:22:31 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: ConservativeMan55

Yes - she was heavly slimed by the DU leftys for having written numerous articles that spoke of WMD actually being in Iraq....


25 posted on 10/07/2004 5:22:33 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: don-o

Try this.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ep/20041007/en_bpiep/judgeordersjudithmillerjailedsulzbergerpromisesfight


26 posted on 10/07/2004 5:22:43 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: VRWCTexan

I read part of that book as well.


27 posted on 10/07/2004 5:23:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Heff
Don't stop there....jail ALL of the liberal slimes at the NY Times

Scary thought, that.

Think before posting, please

28 posted on 10/07/2004 5:23:31 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Where does she lie politically?
 

Wherever she can get away with it.

 

29 posted on 10/07/2004 5:25:43 PM PDT by Fintan (Oh...Am I supposed to read the article???)
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To: don-o
Funny thing...those liberal scumbags can say just about anything....and nobody cares...a conservative makes an inflammatory comment and we'll eat our own.
30 posted on 10/07/2004 5:27:16 PM PDT by Heff ("Liberty is not America's gift to the world, it's the Almighty's gift to humanity" GW Bush 4/12/04)
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To: Fintan

I knew somebody would pick up on that!


31 posted on 10/07/2004 5:27:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: don-o

LOL!!


32 posted on 10/07/2004 5:28:18 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Other threads:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1238157/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1238083/posts


33 posted on 10/07/2004 5:28:33 PM PDT by cyncooper (Have I mentioned lately that I despise the media?)
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To: oolatec
"Wouldn't that be the ultimate justice if it was a Democrat who outed Plame? :) "

Well, I can't see her going to jail for a Republican, can you?

34 posted on 10/07/2004 5:28:36 PM PDT by mass55th (Hey John Boy, I got your global test right here!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Read it.

If the federales cannot make a case w/o a journalist, they have no case to make.

Freedom of the Press is the last right we have left really free.

Freepers need to "get this" big time.

35 posted on 10/07/2004 5:28:50 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Yet she is the one who is facing time in jail while the very people who exposed Ms. Plame remain unpunished.

Well if its so unfair, she should tell the court who those "very people" are.

36 posted on 10/07/2004 5:28:50 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Jesus would have driven a pick up truck, like all the other carpenters.)
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To: mass55th

She WOULDN'T go to jail for a Republican.

This is a Dem source I'll bet.


37 posted on 10/07/2004 5:29:20 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

What is funny?


38 posted on 10/07/2004 5:29:55 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: don-o

I'm a journalist myself, and I feel your pain.

I understand where you are coming from.


39 posted on 10/07/2004 5:30:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: don-o

You made a joke. Silly.


40 posted on 10/07/2004 5:30:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

She reports on WMD.

For those who haven't been following this grand jury, TIME reporter Matt Cooper (husband of Clintonista Mandy Grunewald) was also held in contempt by this judge and Tim Russert was threatened with it. Both worked out deals and gave limited testimony. (Though I just remembered that Cooper may have been recalled to give more and is hashing it out again...I'll need to check.)

I always liked Judith Miller. We'll see what she ends up doing.


41 posted on 10/07/2004 5:32:06 PM PDT by cyncooper (Have I mentioned lately that I despise the media?)
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To: oolatec

If the NT times was involved you can count on it either being a democrat or made up. If it was a Republican they would out them just to cast dirt on the Bush Administration.


42 posted on 10/07/2004 5:32:13 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (What did Kerry know and when did he know it?)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Martha can cook up some "Humble Pie" for Judith, or vice versa.


43 posted on 10/07/2004 5:32:47 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: cyncooper

I can't see Russert in jail. He'd out the source whether it was Republican or Democrat.


44 posted on 10/07/2004 5:32:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


45 posted on 10/07/2004 5:35:53 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: cyncooper

Me, too. The kneejerk response on this thread is astonishing.


46 posted on 10/07/2004 5:37:05 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: don-o
Freedom of the Press is the last right we have left really free.

The "freedom of the press" in the first amendment does not seem to mention the right of journalists to have anonymous sources. In context it seems to infer that the congress (presumably the federal legislature) can't tell the press what it can and can not say.

However, it does seem there is a more universal right to privacy established in part by the fourteenth amendment, and expanded by judicial activism. But I don't see why this would apply to the press more then anybody else.

Albeit we do not know all the details of this case, it seems reasonable for a judge to rule a member of the press does not have an unlimited right to protect their sources against a compelling state interest.

47 posted on 10/07/2004 5:37:09 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Jesus would have driven a pick up truck, like all the other carpenters.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I don't read the NYT so I don't know much about Miller....but she appears to be a liberal from the comments in this forum.


48 posted on 10/07/2004 5:37:36 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

This is a Nat'l Security case until/unless a lib is asked to help solve the crime.


49 posted on 10/07/2004 5:38:46 PM PDT by Waco
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To: Waco

If a lib is asked to solve the crime...


It will never get solved! That may make it worse, LOL!


50 posted on 10/07/2004 5:39:43 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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