Bill Keller, the executive editor, announced the move to the staff in a memorandum yesterday, saying, 'In her 28 years at The Times, Judy participated in some great prize-winning journalism.'Yeah, she took the prize all right!
In a statement, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The Times, said: 'We are grateful to Judy for her significant personal sacrifice to defend an important journalistic principle,' adding, 'I respect her decision to retire from The Times and wish her well.'Significant...sacrifice = quitting her cushy job here. important...principle = truth at the Times. respect...decision = good riddance!
Ms. Miller, 57, said in an interview that she was 'very satisfied' with the agreement and described herself as a 'free woman,' free from what she called the 'convent of The New York Times, a convent with its own theology and its own catechism.'theology...catechism = journalistic integrity, which she was lacking.
She said that in the few hours since her departure had been made public, she had received several offers 'of all kinds' for future employment, which she declined to specify.Awww, c'mon, Judy! Give us some details, or were they unfit for public consumption?