Former New York Times reporter Judy Miller criticized Julian Assange on Saturday's "Fox News Watch," calling the WikiLeaks chief a "bad journalist" for not verifying the veracity of the stories he publishes.
Miller said that Assange "didn't care at all about attempting to verify the information that he was putting out or determine whether or not it would hurt anyone."
Of course, Miller is most famous (or infamous) for writing stories about Iraq's non-existent weapons program that proved to be false, and that influenced public opinion about the need to invade Iraq. As Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now" and Crooks and Liars both noted, Miller has previously said the exact opposite of what she criticized Assange for. Author Michael Massing quotes Miller as saying that it is not her job to verify the truth of the stories her government sources are giving her:
"[M]y job isn't to assess the government's information and be an independent intelligence analyst myself. My job is to tell readers of The New York Times what the government thought about Iraq's arsenal."