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The first lesson of those teaching information literacy...know the source. Juan Cole writes of the corruption of the information environment and how "in essence, Murdoch, Scaife and other far rightwing super-rich propagandists succeeded in maligning the NYT and in pushing it off its liberal perch even further to the Right. In trying to defend themselves from the charge of treason, Raines and Keller fell into the trap of using Miller's shoddy reporting as a rampart. In the end, it was revealed to be not a rampart but a Trojan Horse for the Right."
FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) covers "Millers Tale" with good references.