Skip to comments.Bob Woodward Offers to Serve Judith Miller's Jail Time
Posted on 07/13/2005 2:19:41 PM PDT by summer
NEW YORK - Bob Woodward has offered to serve some of jailed reporter Judith Miller's time behind bars, and urged others to share her incarceration as well.
Miller, the New York Times reporter held in contempt for refusing to disclose her confidential source in the Valerie Plame case, was ordered to jail last Wednesday and could remain there for four months
Woodward, who appeared on Larry King Live Monday night, said journalists should be willing to help Miller out since she is essentially fighting for all reporters' rights by withholding her confidential source and giving up her freedom. Here is the transcript from the portion of the show:
WOODWARD: No. Clearly, we're not above the law. But frequently, people disobey the law. And when you do so, you have to be willing to accept the consequences. And in this case, the consequences, I guess, are a four-month jail sentence, and Judy Miller's willing to do that, to stand on this principle of trust. You know, I...
KING: You said you would have done it, too?
WOODWARD: I would have done it, too. And in fact, you know, maybe I shouldn't say this, but I will ...
KING: Go ahead.
WOODWARD: ... because it came to mind: If the judge would permit it, I would go serve some of her jail time, because I think the principle is that important, and it should be underscored. It's not a casual idea that we have confidential sources. It is absolutely vital. And I'll bet there are all kinds of reporters out there, if we could divvy up this four-month jail sentence -- I suspect the judge would not permit that, but if he would, I'll be first in line. It's that important to our business.
And this book and Watergate demonstrated, the daily reporting in any newspaper or on CNN illustrates that. And what are you going to do? Are you going to interview all of the public relations people, all of the spokespeople, and that's it? No one else can talk? Imagine, you know, the varnished pablum that would come out.
KING: We do need our Woodwards.
We're going to take a break and come back and go to your phone calls. Bob Woodward offering to serve part of the time for Judith Miller!
Cheap meaningless gesture BUMP!!!
I do not think that her source is Rove! She is protecting some high up Democrat, this reminds me of McDougal's wife of Watergate fame.
sounds like a cry for attention, pretty sad indeed
Maybe he is the source and he feels guilty, Ya right
OK, for the first time -- we have agreement between FR and the left wing sites posting this article! Ding, ding, ding!!! :)
Bob Woodward is a moron.
What? And they haven't offered to pay Sandy Burglar's fine? What a bunch of cheapskates!
I've got news for those fools: when somebody is found in contempt and ordered to jail, THEY have to serve the time, not some publicity-seeking putz who has nothing to do with it.
Yeah, that's nice of him, knowing it would never happen.
Yeah, I'm sure that will go over like a lead balloon.
How about if we put both in?
Woodward would have to change undapants if he would find out he could actually serve the time.
He can volunteer for just about any sentence substitution, knowing full well it was not legally possible. Jeez, what a maroon!
Hmmmmm...... Could we send Woodward to a PMITA prison?
We don't need reporters.
Within the context of a contempt citation, this is nothing more than a play for publicity as Woodward, or at least Woodward's attorneys, well knows.
I'm throwing down the bulls!t fkag.
Wow -- the time share concept comes to prison. It's crazy but it just might work.
Bob probably wants to get "inside" so that he can cultivate another deep throat who will reveal what Judith has said. Either that or he feels his 30 yr. spotlight is dimming and he needs another "cause."
Maybe the judge could sentence him to be somebody's butler.
Now that would make a good TV show... a show about nothing!
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