Friday, September 30, 2005

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Writers Scoop Gray Lady on its Own Story:

The Philadelphia Inquirer accomplished quite a feat: It scooped The New York Times -- on its own story, no less.

The Inquirer not only broke the news involving New York Times reporter Judith Miller's release from jail, but also disclosed that her source was the vice president's chief of staff.

At 6:40 p.m., the Inquirer posted a story written by staff writers John Shiffman and Steve Goldstein that said Miller was released from jail at 3:55 pm. Miller had been incarcerated at the Alexandria Detention Center in Virginia since July 6 for refusing to identify a source.

That source, the Inquirer was first to reveal, is I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff.

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