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Journalism is Hard

By on 11.9.05 | 4:34PM

Judy Miller has been fired from the New York Times, and one of the Times's crack pavement-pounding reporters writes that "Ms. Miller could not be reached for comment."

What, they lost her phone number? And couldn't walk down the hall to the desk she was cleaning out?

UPDATE: Yes, I realize the Times story says they've "reached an agreement" to end her career, not that she's been "fired" per se. I'm reading between the lines.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Gabriel Sherman at the New York Observer's Media Mob blog somehow tracked Miller down. It sounds like the Times was trying to get her to leave (without firing her), and the sticking point was giving Miller space in the paper for a farewell, which will run tomorrow and is already posted at Miller's website.

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