WEDNESDAY’S LINKS: Abramson on Miller, Campaign Ads Hit Blogs, Shafer Says There’s No ‘War on Press’

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson only spends four minutes on the stand at the Lewis Libby CIA/leak trial, Jack Shafer thinks that a government “war” with the press would be a little more vicious, and an Arizona columnist who was busted for drinking and driving agrees with his six-month suspension from his newspaper.

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“It’s possible that I occasionally tuned [Judith Miller] out,” New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson said on the stand at the Libby trial. (New York Observer)

Jack Shafer: If the government is really “at war” with the press, why hasn’t it gone after the journalists and publications that have directly and brazenly challenged its authority, publishing stories against its wishes? (Slate)

Paul McCleary: Apparently some gung ho Iraqi journalists never got the memo on how the leak game is played by U.S. reporters. (CJR Daily)

Nearly a year before the first caucuses and primaries take place, the 2008 presidential campaign advertising war is under way online. (Wall Street Journal)

Arizona columnist in DUI calls six-month suspension “just and generous.” (East Valley Tribune)

The Seattle Weekly’s founding editor David Brewster plans to launch an online Northwest “newspaper” next month. (Seattle Times)

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