Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, whose misleading stories about alleged Iraqi weapons of mass destruction helped make the Bush administration's case for war, has joined Fox News as a contributor, where she will provide "commentary and analysis on national security issues, counterterrorism, and international affairs." Miller spent 85 days in jail in 2005 for refusing to testify about her conversations with Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, in which Libby tried to feed her information during the White House outing of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. Conflicts with other editors and reporters over Miller's reporting eventually led to her departure from the New York Times. Since then, she has gone on to work for the right-wing Manhattan Institute. In explaining the decision to hire Miller, Fox Senior Vice President John Moody said, "We've all had stories that didn't come out exactly as we had hoped. ... She has explained herself and she has nothing to apologize for."
By Sheldon Rampton on October 20, 2008