An article in the New York Observer claims that journalists are not eager to defend Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter protecting her sources in the whole Valerie Wilson case. The reason being:
“Her coverage of Iraq and those still-missing weapons of mass destruction was marked by arrogance, incompetence and eagerness to advance the agenda of the Bush White House. Those seem to be the hallmarks of her current misadventure as well. Having written very bad stories that helped drive the country into war against a nonexistent threat, she is now creating very bad law for press freedom.”
In other words, if a reporter protects drug dealers and murderers, she is a martyr, but if she protects or supports someone from the Bush administration, she should be thrown in jail. What a bunch of hypocrites.