Judy Miller: Licensed to shill!
I bet somebody's sorry they ever gave Kneepads a security clearance (unless she's lying about having one, of course. That's always a possibility with her. James Ridgeway writes in the Village Voice:
Providing a journalist with a security clearance is unusual to begin withâ€”former CBS correspondent Bill Lynch has likened it to the government's licensing journalistsâ€”but a security clearance within a WMD investigations unit dealing with highly sensitive matters is hard to believe.
If Miller couldn't tell her editors what she had learned as a reporter because it would be revealing classified information, then how could she perform her job as a reporter? Did Miller instead become a secret government agent, as it were, operating within The New York Times?
The short answer: Yes.