Judy Miller Is Hired By The Wingnut 'Newsmax'

Where do you think Judy Miller thought she might be working in 2011 back in 2002, when she won her Pulitzer Prize while working for the New York Times? Maybe she figured she'd still be at the Times while releasing a new book? How about a show on

Where do you think Judy Miller thought she might be working in 2011 back in 2002, when she won her Pulitzer Prize while working for the New York Times? Maybe she figured she'd still be at the Times while releasing a new book? How about a show on CNN? She could have moved over to a magazine like Time, \the New Yorker or the Washington Post. If times got tough she might have ended up at the Weekly Standard or, in today's world, something like The Daily Beast. Well, if that's what she figured, she'd be oh so wrong.

Can you imagine how much I laughed my ass off when I learned that she took a job with Newsmax?

Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter, current Fox News contributor and featured player in the Valerie Plame scandal, is back in print journalism. Miller has been hired by NewsMax, the conservative news magazine, as a contributing writer.

NewsMax, which loves their Birthers, also posts articles that hope for the U.S. military to overthrow President Obama. Really, they're another version of WorldNutDaily.

The only difference is that, as they did with the military-coup piece, NewsMax often later takes down its wingnuttery and scrubs the pieces from their site, as if to cover the trail. But we have them still in our personal archives. Here are some headlines from NewsMaxes past, only some of which still exist in the NewsMax archives:

Turning the Y2K Glitch Into Global Prosperity" (Oct. 28, 1998). Excerpt: "How can any sheriff's department serve and protect the citizenry if hordes of thirsty and hungry people are in near panic while waiting for the return of electricity to the power grid? No sheriff's department can keep law and order under these conditions."

"Analysis: Internet Buzzes with Theories Surrounding Y2K Problem" (Christopher Ruddy, June 15, 1998). Excerpt: "[Gary] North's appearance led me to his home page, and from there to other Y2K sites. What I found was scary."

"Waco Linked To Foster's Death: Widow," August 30, 1999. {Version available here.]

When Militias Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Militias (November 10, 1999)

Congressman Fears Police State, Says Waco Expert May Have Been Murdered (Tuesday, May 30, 2000)

"The Mexican Invasion", by Wilson C. Lucom (Monday, July 11, 2005). Excerpt: "The United States is being invaded by Mexico, and President Bush is allowing it to happen. Mexico will one day take over the United States, through voting, if nothing is done to stop the invasion by Mexican illegals." [Version can be found here (nativist site).]

It's your classic conspiracy-theory tabloid, only on the Internet. And they've made a ton of dough off selling this garbage to right-wing suckers.

I gather NewsMax is probably paying Judy Miller well, but I doubt she thought she'd be catering to the John Birch Society crowd in her heyday. (Maybe we'll see one of those NewsMax polls with Judy as the subject.) Fox News gave her a gig for being a good soldier for the conservative cause and George Bush, so that wasn't shocking, but let's face it. She does belong with Dick Morris.

The above video was posted on C&L 02/10/2005.

Judy was on Larry King Thursday night, and gave a virtuoso performance in denial. With a sophomoric grin and a delusional account of what happened to her at the NY Times, Judy was a talking point of the battered soul. The victim in all of this.

She was stunned and saddened over her perceived attacks by Maureen Dowd in a column called Woman of Mass Destruction against her great character. After all, it was only a few stories that were slightly off in her mind after twenty-eight years of reporting. The WMD reports were a mere blip on the screen based on slightly faulty intelligence. It could happen to anyone right-Judy? Miller was particularly annoyed at that pesky word "'entanglement," that Bill Keller used.

Let's clear that up, after all what's more important- a war that you helped promote, helping your pal Scooter Libby who's involved in outing a CIA agent or a single expression? She refused to answer any questions about Scooter's upcoming case even though she is legally allowed to. So how are the Aspens this time of year?

Oh, and she had a very proper relation with Scooter Libby.

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