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Miller not going quietly into that dark, post-NYT night

Judith Miller, presumably formerly of the NYT, fires back at the paper's public editor Byron Calame (which I posted about). Some excerpts: I’m dismayed by your essay today (in the Oct. 23 NYT). You accuse me of taking journalistic “shortcuts” without presenting evidence of what you mean and rely on unsubstantiated innuendo about my reporting. […]

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Leak to a blog and it's your ass

A freelance researcher for Conde Nast publications had security escort him from the building after it was found he forwarded an innocuous internal memo to the NYC blog Gawker to explain why he had been off instant messenger. Some excerpts from the NYT story: Maurie Perl, a spokeswoman for Condé Nast, confirmed that Mr. Krucoff was no longer working […]

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White House peels Onion over presidential seal

America's Finest News Source got a letter from a White House lawyer unhappy over its use of the presidential seal when mocking Dubya's radio addresses. An excerpt from the NYT story: “It has come to my attention that The Onion is using the presidential seal on its Web site,” Grant M. Dixton, associate counsel to […]

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Journalists' hotels targeted in Baghdad blasts

So if you're looking to maximize publicity for a particular act, commit it where you know a bunch of reporters will be. So if you're terrorists, targeting their hotels makes sense, no? An excerpt from the BBC story: Three powerful explosions have killed at least 17 people outside Baghdad hotels used by foreign media and […]

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