October 05, 2005

Judith Miller's Pay Day

This just in:

NEW York Times jailbird Judy Miller has landed a $1.2 million book deal with Simon & Schuster. The tome — which will presumably detail Miller's imprisonment for refusing to reveal her source in a probe about a leak of a CIA operative's name — will be edited by Alice Mayhew, who oversaw Miller's previous two books, "God Has Ninety-Nine Lives" and "Germs," huffingtonpost.com reports. After spending 85 days behind bars for refusing to name Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, as her source, Miller was set free after testifying before the grand jury on Friday about two conversations she had with him in July 2003.

For those keeping score at home, that is over $14,000 per day of her imprisonment. Not a bad pay day.

Journalistic integrity...indeed.
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