The new standard of journalism
Judith Miller, in a Salon article today, regarding her many dubious news stories about Iraq and WMD:
"You know what," she offered angrily. "I was proved fucking right. That's what happened. People who disagreed with me were saying, 'There she goes again.' But I was proved fucking right."
The New York Times, Miller's employer, in yesterday's editor's note apologizing for bad claims of Iraq's WMD:
"We have found a number of instances of coverage that was not as rigorous as it should have been... Information that was controversial then, and seems questionable now, was insufficiently qualified or allowed to stand unchallenged. Looking back, we wish we had been more aggressive in re-examining the claims as new evidence emerged — or failed to emerge."
Bizarro, Superman's foil, talking about how happy he is:
"Me am sad."