Former New York Times journalist Judith Miller had no idea just how much of “a spirited discussion” she would have with Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show.” Stewart, usually happy to maintain his clownish persona, took Miller to task for her reporting on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and essentially blamed her for starting the Iraq War.

“I believe that you helped the administration take us to the most devastating mistake in foreign policy that we’ve made in, like, 100 years,” Stewart began, adding that he considered Miller’s reporting “a concerted effort to take us into war in Iraq.”

Essentially, yes.

Fortunately, Miller, whose book “The Story: A Reporter’s Journey” was released last month, received a much fairer reception at this weekend’s RightOnline conference in Washington, D.C., where she met Jim Hoft, winner of the 2015 Breitbart Award.

Miller has also found a more than capable defender in Fox News contributor, USA Today columnist and author (“The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech”) Kirsten Powers, who’s a bit tired of the theory that the New York Times made Congress authorize the Iraq War.