CBS's Storm Relays Only Judy Miller's Version of Her Time in the Pokey
In the 7:30 a.m. newsbrief, Early Show co-host Hannah Storm set up a soundbite with New York Times reporter Judith Miller where she slams special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald for her 85-day long jail service for refusing to testify in the grand jury investigation of the Valerie Plame leak. But Storm didn't mention that Miller was there by her own volition for failing to divulge the name of her source, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who had months ago given Miller the go-ahead to testify to the grand jury.
Hannah Storm: "A formerly jailed New York Times reporter is speaking out. Judith Miller was thrown in jail for refusing to cooperate with the CIA White House leak case. Well, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald wants to know who leaked the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame. On CNN last night, Miller said she's anxious to see if Fitzgerald brings criminal charges."
Judith Miller on October 4, 2005 edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight: "I'm waiting to see like everybody else what he produces. But if he doesn't have anything, I will wonder about why I had to spend 85 days in jail."
Storm: "Miller says her 85 days in jail was [sic] demeaning and degrading."