Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Judith Miller Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect 200 dollars

From the AP:
A federal judge on Wednesday jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller for refusing to divulge her source to a grand jury investigating the Bush administration's leak of an undercover CIA operative's name.

There is still a realistic possibility that confinement might cause her to testify," U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan said.

Miller stood up, hugged her lawyer and was escorted from the courtroom.

This is sad day for the judiciary and a dangerous day to be a journalist. I applaud Judith Miller and sticking to her principals and protecting her source (who ever it may be... and that includes Karl Rove).


At 8:40 PM, Blogger Cabot said...

Does anybody feel like, little by little, our freedoms are being compromised, to the point that before we can let freedom "ring", we'd better start protecting the bell?

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to add my two cents in...we NEED a federal shield law. Journalists in some states are protected by them, but it needs to become a nation-wide thing. More and more, government sources are asking for confidentiality agreements from journalists..but then the government doesn't protect these journalists. Talk about getting screwed!!

At 3:28 PM, Blogger Matt Glazer said...

I couldn't agree more. If journalist don't feel safe reporting and researching the news, then they won't.


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