DOBBS: There are those liberals who've commented here, obviously in public, and I'm sure to you, saying, you know, she is protecting a conservative White House and really is not protecting sources, or upholding the public's right to know by doing so. She's really providing benefits to the conservative -- this from the liberals -- the conservative enemy. How does that make you feel? How do you respond?
Hey, if this is such a matter of principle, what's with the whorehouse shuffle? You can very well spin the issue so Judy was protecting "sources" if you wish, but what idiots tried to spin the issue as "benefitting the 'conservative enemy'", Lou? Names, please.
Of course the question wasn't really meant to be answered, because, well, nothing kills a romantic interlude like harsh lighting [emphasis mine]:
MILLER:...I didn't want to be in jail, but I knew that the principle of confidentiality was so important that I had to, because if people can't trust us to come to us to tell us the things that government and powerful corporations don't want us to know, we're dead in the water. The public won't know.
DOBBS: The public is certainly...
MILLER: The public won't know. That's why I was sitting in jail. For the public's right to know.
DOBBS: And all of us in this craft respect you immensely and are deeply grateful to you for so doing. It's an immense sacrifice.
Oh, ick. You could see their tongues and everything.