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Judith Miller Criticizes Assange... For Not Verifying His Sources (VIDEO)


While arguing that Wikileaks is a new kind of journalism that people need to "get used" to, she called the Wikileaks' founder a "bad journalist." Why?

"Because he didn't care at all about attempting to verify the information that he was putting out or determine whether or not it would hurt anyone," she said.

For comparison's sake, here's what Miller once told Michael Massing in defense of her reporting (courtesy of Crooks and Liars):

"[M]y job isn't to assess the government's information and be an independent intelligence analyst myself. My job is to tell readers of The New York Times what the government thought about Iraq's arsenal."


(h/t Crooks and Liars)