Awwww. Now I'm blushing.
Judith Miller has a new alibi—the blogs done her in!
Writer Marie Brenner presents Miller's latest defense in an April Vanity Fair feature story about the fallout from the Valerie Plame investigation. Brenner, acknowledging she's a friend of the former New York Times reporter, writes that while still in Iraq in May 2003, Miller became a "major target in the intense public anger directed at Bush's war, owing to her reports that Saddam Hussein was producing weapons of mass destruction."
The ones tossing the fire were those dastardly—but unnamed—bloggers, according to Miller.
Miller describes to Vanity Fair the process by which the Pajama People destroyed her:The bloggers were without editing, without a way for people to understand what was good, what was well reported—to distinguish between the straight and the slanderous. Things would get instantly picked up, magnified, and volumized.
(I should point out yet another error here, Judy -- I do have an editor, and a publisher, at least for my columns. But I've never slept with either of them, so I can understand why you might have been confused.)