Jon Stewart calls out Judy Miller for hypocrisy on national security leaks

By Roxanne Cooper
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:37 EDT
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The irony of former NY Times reporter Judith Miller using her perch at Fox News to castigate the Obama administration for recent national security leaks was not lost on The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who used his Monday night broadcast to call her out.

Miller –a Pulitzer-Prize winner– became infamous during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq for reportage of that country’s alleged “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” She also played a role in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

During a recent appearance on Fox News, Miller expressed concern over recent national security leaks reportedly emanating from the White House. “This is the problem. These leaks –especially the kind of leaks that are being investigated now by not one, but two special prosecutors– they are truly injurious to the national security. They jeopardize our security as a nation. They make it harder to implement foreign policy,” Miller said.

Given Miller’s history of leaking information that could damage national security, Jon Stewart said, “And now, to bring the whole thing full circle, she’s on fucking television as the expert on why other people doing it is not good! When in reality, the move she is describing should be called ‘pulling a Miller.’”

Watch the full episode below, uploaded by Mediaite on August 6, 2012:

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
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