Seeing both sides of the Judith Miller case

The judge in the Judith Miller case can send a reporter to jail--but shouldn't ridicule her stand

I've been steering clear (at least on this site) of this debate over confidential sources. It's getting plenty of attention elsewhere and only touches the theme of this blog--blogging--obliquely. But I think it's important for everyone at least to understand and respect both sides of the issue. That's why I was disturbed to see the judge in the case, Thomas F. Hogan, demean Miller's stand. Here he is in today's Times:

"That's the child saying: 'I'm still going to take that chocolate chip cookie and eat it. I don't care."
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