26 Total Quotes

Judith Miller Quotes

I have chosen to resign because over the last few months, I have become the news, something a New York Times reporter never wants to be,
Judith Miller
#News

The source?s confidence that we will not divulge his identity is crucial to his or her readiness to come to us with allegations of fraud or abuse or other wrongdoing or even a dissenting view about government policy or business practices that the American people may need to know.
Judith Miller
#Confidence

I did not go to jail to protect wrongdoing. I did not go to jail to get a large book contract or to martyr myself. Anyone who thinks I would spend 85 days in jail as a canny career move knows nothing about jail and nothing about me.
Judith Miller
#Books And Reading

Believe me, I did not want to be in jail. But I would have stayed even longer.
Judith Miller
#Believe

I recall that Mr. Libby was displeased with what he described as 'selective leaking' by the CIA. He told me that the agency was engaged in a 'hedging strategy' to protect itself in case no weapons were found in Iraq.
Judith Miller
#CIA

Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them,
Judith Miller
#Vacation

I served 85 days in jail because of my belief in the importance of upholding the confidential relationship that journalists have with their sources.
Judith Miller
#Belief

I was a journalist doing my job, protecting my source until my source freed me to perform my civic duty to testify.
Judith Miller
#Duty

I served 85 days in jail because of my belief in the importance of upholding the confidential relationship journalists have with their sources, ... Believe me, I did not want to be in jail.
Judith Miller
#Belief

I served 85 days in jail because of my belief in the importance of upholding the confidential relationship journalists have with their sources, ... Believe me, I did not want to be in jail. But I would have stayed even longer.
Judith Miller
#Belief

I'm sure I did many things that were not completely perfect in the eyes of either First Amendment absolutists or those who wrote every day saying, 'Testify, testify, you're covering up for these people,
Judith Miller
#Eyes

I Am The Nelson Mandela of Journalism
Judith Miller
#Journalism

This has called into question the judgment of the newspaper that I rely on.
Judith Miller
#Judgment

He asserted that George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, had never even heard of Mr. Wilson. Veep didn't know of Joe Wilson.
Judith Miller
#Intelligence

W.M.D. -- I got it totally wrong. The analysts, the experts and the journalists who covered them -- we were all wrong. If your sources are wrong, you are wrong.
Judith Miller
#Experts

[The Times report said the newspaper's reputation has suffered.] Neither The Times nor its cause has emerged unbruised. ... Even as the paper asked for the public's support, it was unable to answer its questions. ... The entire thing.
Judith Miller
#Reputation

I said I believed the information came from another source, whom I could not recall,
Judith Miller
#Information

Mr. Fitzgerald asked if I had discussed classified information with Mr. Libby. I said I believe so, but could not be sure.
Judith Miller
#Information

I agreed to the new ground rules because I knew that Mr. Libby had once worked on Capitol Hill. I assumed Mr. Libby did not want the White House to be seen as attacking Mr. Wilson.
Judith Miller
#Rules

pressed Mr. Libby to discuss additional information that was in the more detailed, classified version of the estimate.
Judith Miller
#Information

I did the best I could under rather challenging circumstances.
Judith Miller
#Circumstances

the institution most in danger would be the newspaper in your hands.
Judith Miller
#Danger

under rather challenging circumstances.
Judith Miller
#Circumstances

Because I had become part of the story. I had actually become part of the news, and that's something no New York Times reporter wants to do.
Judith Miller
#News

You can't be as much in the news as I am and go on with reporting as usual.
Judith Miller
#News

My interview notes show that Mr. Libby sought from the beginning, before Mr. Wilson's name became public, to insulate his boss from Mr. Wilson's charges,
Judith Miller
#Beginning