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How is the U.S. Energy Department (which is the 'intelligence' here) qualified to make such conclusions? Is Michael A. Gordon, famous for Iraq WMD claims, an author qualified to write more than garbage? [demoted from NYT to Murdoch's WSJ 🤡]

Lab Leak Most Likely Origin of Covid-19 Pandemic, Energy Department Now Says

U.S. agency's revised assessment is based on new intelligence
By Michael R. Gordon and Warren P. Strobel
Updated Feb. 26, 2023 4:29 pm ET

Xinhua Commentary: Discredited American reporter plays disinformation game again | 2021-06-01 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 at 02:27:06 PM EST

By Michael R. Gordon and Judith Miller Sept. 8, 2002  

More than a decade after Saddam Hussein agreed to give up weapons of mass destruction, Iraq has stepped up its quest for nuclear weapons and has embarked on a worldwide hunt for materials to make an atomic bomb, Bush administration officials said today.

Judith Miller departs New York Times | The Guardian - Nov. 10, 2005 |

In a letter to the editor published in the paper, Miller - who was criticised for her role in a Bush administration intelligence leak scandal - said she had resigned because she had become the news herself.

"I am honored to have been part of this extraordinary newspaper and proud of my accomplishments here - a Pulitzer, a DuPont, an Emmy and other awards - but sad to leave my professional home," wrote Miller, who spent 28 years at The New York Times.

Miller spent 85 days in jail for refusing to reveal her source for the information that Valerie Plame, the wife of a government critic, was a CIA agent. She was released after she admitted her source was the vice-president chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who has been charged over the incident.

Miller was also criticised for reporting in the build-up to the war that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, a false claim that boosted the case for war.

Judith Miller Carried Water for the USA's Worst Debacle Since Vietnam | 2015|

A publicity blitz aimed at reputation rehabilitation revives a telling personal memory for one journalist

Author of Wall Street Journal "Wuhan lab" story wrote lies about Iraqi "Weapons of Mass Destruction" | WSWS - June 2021 |

On May 23, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled "Intelligence on Sick Staff at Wuhan Lab Fuels Debate on Covid-19 Origin." Citing unnamed "current and former officials," it claimed that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology "went to hospital in November 2019, shortly before confirmed outbreak" of COVID-19.

Over the subsequent decade and a half Michael R. Gordon continued to serve as a conduit for fabricated "intelligence" emanating from the White House, the Pentagon and the CIA.

The 13 Best Books The Army Wants Its Leaders To Read

List includes...

"The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama" by Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor

Also on the reference list literature ...

A Gentle Occupation: Dutch Military Operations in Iraq, 2003-2005 | first ed. Leiden University Press, 2014 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 at 02:28:17 PM EST
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