Monday, October 17, 2005

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Little Miss Run-amok.....

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October 17, 2005

LITTLE MISS RUN AMOK
Of all the astonishments in the Judith Miller/New York Times chapters of the Plamegate affair, perhaps the most revelatory is the way Miller described herself and her activities within the paper’s supposedly staid, controlled newsroom. As noted in the paper’s own long-awaited explanation of the affair, Miller called herself "Miss Run Amok."

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http://www.roryoconnor.org/blog/index.php?p=143

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THE MILLER CASE: A NOTEBOOK, A CAUSE, A JAIL CELL AND A DEAL

An examination of Judith Miller's decision not to testify, and then to do so, offers fresh information about her role and how The Times turned her case into a cause.

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MY FOUR HOURS TESTIFYING IN THE FEDERAL GRAND JURY ROOM

Judith Miller recounts her testimony.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1466

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REPORTER, TIMES ARE CRITICIZED FOR MISSTEPS

Media analysts assailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller and her editors yesterday for what they called a series of missteps and questionable decisions revealed in two lengthy articles about the problems of covering the CIA leak investigation while defending the embattled journalist.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1462

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EX-CBSer CLAIMS THERE'S A SCANDAL HIDDEN IN MILLER'S REPORT

There is one enormous journalism scandal hidden in Judith Miller's Oct. 16th first person article about the (perhaps lesser) CIA leak scandal. And that is Ms. Miller's revelation that she was granted a DoD security clearance while embedded with the WMD search team in Iraq in 2003.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1469

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NYT: MILLER'S DELAYS MADE STORY MISS DEADLINE

The paper's two-story Sunday package--a 5,800-word account of Miller's role in the Valerie Plame affair and Miller's own first-person tale of her conversations with vice-presidential chief of staff I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby--missed the deadline to be included in the bulldog edition, 100,000 copies distributed nationally.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1470

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LIBBY'S LETTER TO MILLER RAISES 'TROUBLING' ISSUES

New details about Judith Miller's decision to cooperate in the CIA leak probe are raising questions about whether Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff and his defense lawyer tried to steer the New York Times reporter's testimony.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1459

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CHENEY MAY BE ENTANGLED IN CIA LEAK INVESTIGATION

The special counsel, Patrick Fitzgerald, has questioned current and former officials of President George W. Bush's administration about whether Cheney was involved in an effort to discredit the agent's husband, Iraq war critic and former U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1458

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ROVE THOUGHT FACING PERJURY CHARGE; WILL RESIGN IF INDICTED

Karl Rove would immediately resign or go on unpaid leave if indicted in the CIA leak case, sources familiar with strategy tell Time.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1457

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KEEPING THE LIGHT ON KATRINA: BUSH IS IN NO HURRY ON KATRINA RECOVERY

The president's go-slow approach is called a recipe for chaos, even by fellow Republicans.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1461

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STORM CLOUDS OVER WASHINGTON

Alleged failures by the National Weather Service to properly disseminate information prior to Hurricane Katrina have revived interest in controversial legislation. A bill proposed by Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) could leave TV-station meteorology departments more reliant than ever on private weather services.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1468

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PAKISTAN: NUMBER OF JOURNALIST VICTIMS IN EARTHQUAKE GROWS

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) released a list of those journalists, who have been found injured during the devastating earthquake in Muzzafarabad and Balakot, while expressing concern over the missing journalists and condoling with them over the death of their families members.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1456

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WORLD SERVICE CUTS TO FUND BBC'S ARAB TV

The BBC World Service has plans to cut existing services in order to set up an equivalent to al-Jazeera. The BBC, which currently broadcasts to the world in 43 languages, is reviewing its existing provision so it can find £25 million to set up its own Arabic news channel.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1464

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ALL SHOOK UP: MARTIN REMAKES FCC

Two weeks into his new job, chairman Kevin Martin said putting the right people in the right positions at the Federal Communications Commission would be high on his agenda.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1463

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UNLICENSED TO KILL DTV?

A battle between the broadcast industry and backers of a more wide-open spectrum policy is turning into wide-open warfare.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1460

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POWER COMPANIES ENTER THE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET MARKET

The idea has been around for years. In Spain and elsewhere in Europe, utility companies have long offered high-speed Internet service to consumers over their power lines…But American utilities are only now beginning to roll out broadband connections on their grid.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1455

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AT MICROSOFT, INTERLOPERS SOUND OFF ON SECURITY

Locked in a struggle with a shadowy "black hat" computer underground that exploits any flaw in its software, Microsoft has spent three and a half years trying to transform its engineering culture to make security the company's priority.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1454

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MCCAINIAC MEDIA ADMIRES OBJECT OF ITS AFFECTION IN TROPICAL HIDEAWAY

The roving Ms. Wonkette checks in with a dispatch from the orgy of elite media self-congratulation known as the American Society of Magazine Editors conference, at a lavishly appointed beachside Puerto Rican resort.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1453

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THE LINE ON SEX

When citizens distract themselves from economic disruption by focusing not on common matters of public policy but on personal matters of sexual purity, social historians call it a “moral panic” — and, from the Starr report to the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, the U.S. has had a runaway panic on its hands for at least a decade. Unfortunately, American journalism is making it worse — in part by covering precisely the wrong stories about sex and politics.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1451

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GOD BLOGGERS' RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL POWER

What would Jesus blog? This was among the questions considered by a conference of God bloggers in California at the weekend, which heralded their growing numbers as potentially the most important development in the spread of Christianity since the Gutenberg printing press began churning out bibles in the 15th century.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1465

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ON THE RIGHT, CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE

Some of the biggest names in conservative punditry have been eviscerating President Bush over the Harriet Miers nomination. The battle goes to the heart of a conservative media establishment that, to outsiders at least, has long seemed to operate with enormous message discipline. But the new dissension raises a host of questions.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1467

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ROVE: STRATEGIES TO KEEP MY JOB - (CARTOON)

Karl Rove has a few ideas on how to keep his job.

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http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1452

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