Saturday, October 22, 2005

Power Line Reviewing Movies They Haven't Seen 

What's not to like about a movie review from someone who hasn't seen the movie?

Power Line: Here's One I Won't Be Seeing: "Here's One I Won't Be Seeing

I shuddered when I heard that a movie called North Country was being made out of the Jenson case, in which a group of female miners sued the owner of a taconite mine in northern Minnesota. I happen to know something about that case, which inspired a book called Class Action. The movie was said to be loosely based on the book and the actual case, and I could imagine how distorted Hollywood's product would be."

Distortion of the facts in a movie? Scandelous! Personally, I find the distortion of facts by members of the media responsible for presenting us with facts a bit more troubling.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Judy Miller's switch from Abrams to Bennett 

I think the switch from Abrams to Bennett can be explained by the changing issues Miller has been dealing with. Back when she was waving the First Ammendment, Floyd Abrams was the lawyer of choice, since he's a great First Ammendment lawyer. However, times have changed, and Miller's dealing with other issues now, such as accusations from the White House that Valerie Plame's name was actually brought to them by a reporter.

This is one angle where Miller seems to be in the clear: If Judy Miller's notes from her conversation with "Scooter" Libby are to be believed, and she really wrote "Valerie Flame," I think it's safe to assume that it wasn't Miller telling Libber about Plame. If she previously knew who Plame was and her connection to Wilson, wouldn't she know how to spell Plame's name?

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: Judy Miller's switch from Abrams to Bennett: "And one other point along these lines. In evaluating all that happened here, the Miller denouement, the actions of Times management and everything else, pay close attention to the never-quite-explained hand off of the case from Abrams to Bennett. I trust I won't be shocking anyone too greatly if I say that the claim in the Times' piece that Bennett's representation began after he and Miller 'bumped' into each other on Capitol Hill isn't quite the whole truth."

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