Friday, November 7, 2014


Uncovering Syria

“The threat from Islamic State is so unequivocal that even the most enterprising and daring reporters are hesitating to take the risk of being anywhere near them. . . . 

“Seeing colleagues beheaded by a group that seems to delight in what it’s doing makes it hard to argue that you’re too experienced, or too careful, to get into trouble.” 

—Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East editor, in John Plunkett, “Jeremy Bowen: Even daring reporters may deem Isis threat too risky,” The Guardian, Nov. 4, 2014 

Editorial Comment: What if they gave a war and nobody came?

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

See? Gull

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