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It's a rough week for the newspaper business. Again.
November 11, 2005
The New York Times came down hard this week on traffickers of inadvertent fictions. Judith Miller resigned from the paper after 85 days in prison earlier this year, a 40-day exile from the paper that followed, and protracted negotiations about her severance and spin on the whole affair, which ultimately can be boiled down to this: the WMDs that loomed large in her Iraq reporting didn't exist. Author J. T. Leroy had a slightly different problem with the Gray Lady: His contribution to the next installment of its Sunday T magazine was killed over concerns by his editors that ...
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