Chris Matthews had on the disgraced, ex-NY Times war propagandist Judy Miller on Hardball to share with us her thoughts on our terror readiness.
(see the video here)
Matthews: Judy, you're a hero to the press. You are a woman to be trusted with secrets and thank you for coming on.
There's one key date of September 8, when Judy Miller writes a story on the front page of the The New York Times about the aluminum tubes that posed -- the greatest evidence supposedly we had about the nuclear threat that Iraq presented to this country. And this is clearly a story, as we're now finding out, that had been fed to her by Scooter Libby, the senior administration official quoted in the story, and on that same day Cheney goes on Meet the Press and touts the nuclear threat and says it's not me saying that, it's The New York Times. So we see that way in which the administration was feeding Judy Miller information and then going on TV to quote her story to prove their case.
She certainly is the person I want to hear from. <vomit>
It's bad enough that she's back on teevee, but Matthews called her a hero because she went to jail for Scooter Libby, who leaked and leaked and leaked all over her until we were invading Iraq....She's a class-A stenographer (with the help of Michael Gordon) and is nothing more than a disgusting scab on the face of our nation that reminds us how culpable the media and the NY Times were in providing material for the Bush/Cheney/Lieberman/Neocon wet dream fantasy now taking place in the Middle East. And Chris has the audacity to call her a hero when innocent Iraqis and American Soldiers are being killed everyday because she was so damn trusted by the White house. End of rant!
(cross-posted at Crooksandliars.com)