Monday, November 22, 2010


Last week, Marty Peretz insisted that Newsmax doyenne Judith Miller is "a journalist's journalist, a reporter's reporter." This assertion was greeted with righteous skepticism.

Most of us, having written something so fundamentally wrong, would probably leave well enough alone.

Then again, most people don't ride first class on the Singer Sewing Machine gravy train.

Today, Peretz doubles down:

Judith Miller is one of those reporters who sees the significant detail in almost every story.

Here's what I wanna know: Do New Republic staffers ever wonder if the guy atop the masthead has any idea what they, actual reporters, do for a living?

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