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Posted: 10/7/2004 4:10:00 PM EDT
Think about it.

A Federal Judge ruled that New York Times reporter Judith Miller had to testify before a Grand Jury about the source(s) for her article which disclosed the identity of Valerie Plume, a CIA agent. However, the Judge ruled she could remain free while pursuing an appeal. Miller could be jailed for contempt for a period of 18 months.

First, since the NY Times is one of the most liberal publications among the national print media, couldn't Miller have found a way to disclose her source, especially since a Judge had ordered her to do so? Maybe, she withheld her source, because it would not embarrass the Bush administration? Perhaps the source would have damaged the Kerry campaign? The last reason for her refusal to abide by a judicial order would be journalistic integrity. After all, it is the NY Times.

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