Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Death By New York Times

A New York Times grim milestone: “If anything happens to me I want the world to know the New York Times killed me.”
[A]s the whole story on his death and the manner in which the New York Times had smuggled him into Syria has come to light, it’s increasingly difficult to ignore a situation that Shadid himself feared would lead to his death.

After all, he had been assigned to go to Syria in December, but after “a security advisor analyzed the plan to get to Syria from Turkey” the trip was canceled because of the danger. Yet just over a month later, “with the security situation worse,” he was again called to make the trip from Turkey into Syria.

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