In a commentary that's as cryptic as Miller's own New York Times narrative, Tina tries to make sense of it all:
". . . not all stories are as Manichaean as the [Jayson] Blair debacle. The Miller epic is so complex and compromised it probably can't be truthfully told until after the special prosecutor has unloosed his thunderbolts -- and maybe not even then."Whaaa . . . ?
Bloggers are doing their best to make clear for readers what the Times, Miller and, now, Tina can't seem to put into simple words. Leading the charge are Arianna Huffington, Jeff Jarvis and Jay Rosen who dispense with literary flourishes for a no-nonsense assessment of the story.
Then there's Tina:
Maybe this isn't so much transparent journalism as reality TV crossed with teenage soap opera, starring Miller as the alpha Heather. "It's official. I'm Miss Run Amok," she announces after a tsk-tsk session with Boyd. And Boyd's successor as managing editor, Jill Abramson, asked if she regrets any part of the Times's handling of the matter, replies sulkily, "The entire thing!" You can almost hear the door to her room slamming. The script is like a rejected pilot for the WB network.What the. . . ?
Tina's not Frank (Rich, I mean).