Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fox's Judith Miller: Stop Criticizing Iraq War Boosters Like Cheney

Fox News contributor Judith Miller is the former New York Times reporter whose articles provided false information from discredited Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi about Iraqi WMD–reports that bolstered the Bush administration's case for war. In a mea culpa published in 2004, the Times wrote, "Looking back, we wish we had been more aggressive in re-examining the claims as new evidence emerged — or failed to emerge." During an appearance on Fox, Miller advanced the self-serving argument that the media is too critical of those who pushed for the invasion. She said that the media "loves to beat up on who was responsible for the Iraq War and who is to blame for the current controversy, the current crisis." She advised the media to listen to the advice about Iraq offered by those who were completely wrong about it: "What the media should be doing is encouraging everyone who has a view of what to do now in Iraq to come forward and discuss it rationally. But they're doing the opposite. They're trying to shut down people like Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney, all of the 'neoconservatives' who brought us this war. It's not helpful." Watch:

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