The World Socialist Web Site has been a consistent opponent of journalist Judith Miller, attacking her inconsistenicies in her writings for the New York Times and exposing her connections to the Bush White House. So many readers where surprised and angry when the WSWS publicly stated that Judith Miller should not be jailed for defending her source from the investigators in the Valerie Plame Case. Wasn't her anonymous source responsible for outing Valerie Plame as an undercover CIA operative in retaliation for her husband Joseph Wilson's opposition to the Bush plans for war with Iraq? Wouldn't forcing her to reveal this anonymous source ensure that justice is carried out?
WSWS publishes the responses of some of these very angry readers and then the author of the original statement, Patrick Martin, responds to their arguments... are your enemies worth defending for a higher cause? How far do your beliefs about rights and justice extend? Is it "just-us" or justice for everyone? What is at stake in the struggle between the Bush administration and the American press?
Why the WSWS Opposes the Jailing of Judith Miller--A Reply to Readers