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Today’s news from London makes the media’s obsession with its own anonymous source soap opera seem so petty, especially the way people in the press are tossing around words like “brave” to describe Judith Miller, a woman who willingly chose to go to jail rather than cooperate with a grand jury investigation. That’s not bravery. It’s self-righteousness glorified by the press corps in defense of a practice that, at best, is overrated, and at worst allows the kind of political sniping at the heart of the Plame case.

If you want an example of brave journalism, check out this story (via Instapundit):

As journalists scrambled to cover the London bomb blasts, ordinary citizens went online to share pictures snapped by cameraphones and reports of what they saw.
London, not Miller, exemplifies bravery today.


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