Here is a declaration made by a panelist during the most recent episode of Fox News Watch—the media-criticism show that is pretty much like CNN’s Reliable Sources save for its conspicuous lack of reliable sources—on the subject of 9/11:

Well, at that point, I was working at The New York Times, which won, I think, seven Pulitzers for the coverage we did of [the] lead up to that horrific event. I think it was an amazing period for news, Jon. I think that everybody finally caught up with the story of the formation of militant groups like Al Qaeda, like Jaish-e Mohammed, the names that we now take for granted, that we’re seeing all over the world. We began to understand what they were really up to, and it was a moment of incredible challenge for the media. And I think they rose pretty well to it at the beginning.

The speaker? Judy Miller. Yes, that Judy Miller.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.