The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Exploiting principles for profit

NY Times reporter Judith Miller is having a bad century. First she's duped into reporting bogus government claims on Iraq as fact, helping to build support for the war. Then she's put in stir for refusing to turn in a criminal in the administration-- who lied to her again.

But at last, some good news. She gets to write all about being played for a sucker and make a cool million in the bargain. Sweet!

Sources tell me that Judy Miller is telling friends that she has made a $1.2 million book deal with Simon & Schuster. I’ve heard from senior editors at the publishing house that the deal is still so hush-hush that word of it has not appeared in the memos that circulate among the editorial staff, keeping them updated on pending deals and acquisitions.