Thursday, September 29, 2005

Judith Miller Released From Prison

New York Times reporter Judith Miller has been released from prison, apparently after coming to an accord with the prosecutors. Sounds like she's going to give them what they want.

I think we need to look very closely at the journalistic shield laws in this country. Of course, a journalist should not be allowed to break the law with impunity. But a journalist should have some sort of professional ability to keep sources anonymous. If laws err on one side or the other, it should be in the direction of allowing "too much" information to come out, rather than not enough. Let the sunshine in!



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