Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Bolton Meets with Judith Miller in Jail

The NYT is holds itself out as the nations newspaper, and many find that it has a liberal bias, but when it came to covering Iraq during the pre-invasion period it was essentially a Bush administration mouthpeice.

We now are starting to understand why:

[John] Bolton apparently has a warm spot in his heart for at least one journalist: none other than Judy Miller.

According to a trusted Judy File source, Bolton recently took time out of his busy schedule to pay a jailhouse visit to Judy.

No word on what they talked about.

Incredible. I think that tells you all you need to know about Judith Miller's motivations and biases while reporting for the New York Times. We can only hope she spends a lot of time in jail and ulitimately exposes the source of her information.

This information comes from Arianna Huffington who, hands down, is providing the best coverage of the Plame Affiar.



Anonymous r said...

How strange. Bolton must either be; desperate to talk to Miller, or want to stay in her good graces, or think he is in the clear regarding Plame.
Have any other neos visited her? Huffington is doing a great job on Miller.

8/16/2005 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous r said...

Killing a "suspect" who is already subdued is without a doubt totally and absolutely stupid.. and can anyone think of a reason why you would kill a captured "suspect" if you thought he was a terrorist and lose any chance to gain any information from him? If all the police are being trained in this dumb, panic driven, dead end techinque we are all in trouble.

Mistakes led to tube shooting
8.25PM, Tue Aug 16 2005

ITV News has obtained secret documents and photographs that detail why police shot Jean Charles De Menezes dead on the tube.

The Brazilian electrician was killed on 22 July, the day after the series of failed bombings on the tube and bus network.

The crucial mistake that ultimately led to his death was made at 9.30am when Jean Charles left his flat in Scotia Road, South London.

Surveillance officers wrongly believed he could have been Hussain Osman, one of the prime suspects, or another terrorist suspect.

By 10am that morning, elite firearms officers were provided with what they describe as "positive identification" and shot De Menezes eight times in the head and upper body.

The documents and photographs confirm that Jean Charles was not carrying any bags, and was wearing a denim jacket, not a bulky winter coat, as had previously been claimed.

He was behaving normally, and did not vault the barriers, even stopping to pick up a free newspaper.

He started running when he saw a tube at the platform. Police had agreed they would shoot a suspect if he ran.

A document describes CCTV footage, which shows Mr de Menezes entered Stockwell station at a "normal walking pace" and descended slowly on an escalator.

The document said: "At some point near the bottom he is seen to run across the concourse and enter the carriage before sitting in an available seat.

"Almost simultaneously armed officers were provided with positive identification."

A member of the surveillance team is quoted in the report. He said: "I heard shouting which included the word `police' and turned to face the male in the denim jacket.

"He immediately stood up and advanced towards me and the CO19 officers. I grabbed the male in the denim jacket by wrapping both my arms around his torso, pinning his arms to his side.

"I then pushed him back on to the seat where he had been previously sitting. I then heard a gun shot very close to my left ear and was dragged away onto the floor of the carriage."

The report also said a post mortem examination showed Mr de Menezes was shot seven times in the head and once in the shoulder, but three other bullets missed, with the casings left lying in the tube carriage.

Police have declined to comment while the mistaken killing is still being investigated.

8/16/2005 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

In Defense of Cindy Sheehan

8/17/2005 03:32:00 AM  
Anonymous David said...

Judith Miller's first book was about the Holocaust--called One By One, written in 1990. In it she tells, with no apparent condemnation, a blood-chilling tale. As a child in Florida, her family was sitting around the television when news came on of a horrific airplane accident somewhere in which hundreds had died. Everyone was without words, trying to make sense of it. Her Yiddish-speaking grandmother broke the silence with, "How many Jews died?"

8/17/2005 05:39:00 PM  

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