Judith Miller made the WMDs case in the New York Times. Does she still stand by her reporting?
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In the months before the invasion of Iraq, the media mostly backed the Bush administration’s narrative about weapons of mass destruction. No reporter was more influential on that beat than the New York Times’ Judith Miller.
How did she get the story so wrong—and why was she the only person to take the fall?
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