June 20, 2009

What's good for the NY Times ...

... ain't good enough for the country.

A New York Times reporter who was kidnapped by the Taliban and held for the past seven months in the mountainous region near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border escaped, along with a Afghan reporter, by climbing over a wall and finding a nearby Pakistani army base, the newspaper said in a report posted on its Web site.

The reporter, David Rohde, 41, was taken captive Nov. 10 with local reporter Tahir Ludin and their driver, while he was in the early stages of researching a book on Afghanistan. News organizations, including The Washington Post, did not report on the abduction at the request of the Times, which feared that publication of the news could endanger the lives of the men.

Hmm, y'think? Remember this?

(h/t: The Corner.)

Posted by Hube at June 20, 2009 04:19 PM | TrackBack

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But Hube, this time it was really important. Reporting the story might have endangered the life of a journalist, not a mere US soldier! Where are your priorities, man?

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at June 20, 2009 09:24 PM