So what do you do if you’re a disgraced former investigative reporter for the national paper of record, who, in your own words, became a “lightning rod for public fury over the intelligence failures that helped lead our country to war?” You go work for Fox News of course!
Over at WaPo Howie Kurtz is reporting that Fox News has signed Judith Miller to be an on-air analyst as well as contribute to Fox’s website. Says says Fox senior vice president John Moody: “We’ve all had stories that didn’t come out exactly as we had hoped. [Ha!] It’s certainly something she’s going to be associated with for all time, and there’s not much anyone can do about that, but we want to make use of the tremendous expertise she brings on a lot of other issues.” The “for all time” bit does seem a bit overdone, but still that was a pretty fundamental screw-up. Television is the great absolver, however! Miller isn’t the only questionable hire Fox has made of late.