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Judith Miller's acceptance of a confidentiality waiver allowing her to testify in the Plame Wilson leak investigation has earned her release after nearly three months in prison and raised many questions about the timing of her deal with special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, her conversations with Cheney aide Scooter Libby and her employer's reporting decisions. Most importantly, "Why were readers denied the opportunity to know what reporters knew until after George W. Bush was safely back in the White House for a second term?"(Ad-viewing required.) Luckily Arianna Huffington continues to ask the tough questions avoided by most corporate journalists; see Huffington Post: Miller Walks: The Plot Thickens (9/30/05).
How deep is the Times’ contempt for its readers that they really think they’ll buy the “Oh, Judy finally has the right waiver” line? The truth of the matter is there is no way that the New York Times editorial claiming "it should be clear...that Ms. Miller is not going to change her mind" can be squared with Ms. Miller changing her mind. And there is no way to accept at face value Miller’s grandstanding about "fighting for the cause of the free flow of information." Who is she still trying to convince? Herself?