8,000-plus words in last Sunday’s Times — and thousands upon thousands of others written in anticipation of, reaction to, and speculation about the story of Judith Miller, the New York Times, and how the hell it all went so far south so fast.
We’re exhausted just thinking about it: special Sunday dispatches from Romenesko; Greg Mitchell furiously leading the charge at E&P; poor Jay Rosen’s fingers probably falling off after over 25,000 words in the past two weeks; Arianna Huffington, watching Judy with an unblinking eagle eye; the poor tired souls at the New York Observer digging up scoop after scoop after scoop– and not just on Wednesdays! Not to mention the NYT’s own beleaguered special task force working under the gun with no help from a hostile witness. Come to think of it, it seems like the only person whose workload has NOT been increased by Judith Miller is, well, Judith Miller. Oh, no wait, she’s got that book.
We’re confident that we’re right about this — so confident that we’re willing to bet that the scientific data backs us up. So, without further ado, we present the first-ever Fishbowl Poll — where you’re the story, but you don’t have to go to jail.
Let us know your thoughts!
(close your eyes and listen to her on this video before you vote)
Please also feel free to send me your comments, on the record or off as you wish. I’ll print your full name anyhow, but still.