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Where Was The Rage?
By Micah Halpern

Wednesday August 30, 2006

I've Been Thinking:

Something has been bothering me ever since the two Fox News journalists were kidnapped. Now that they are free, I will speak my mind.

Where was the rage?
Where was the outcry?
Where was the public pressure to save the lives of colleagues?
Certainly, there were behind-closed-doors negotiations, but other than covering the "event", the media by and large kept silent. I spoke of the kidnapping at almost every media opportunity. I felt as if I was a lone voice.

There comes a time when a person has to take a stand against evil. This was that moment for every journalist.

I used to frequent the very place where the kidnapping occurred. Many journalists have. I went assuming that I was safe because I was a journalist, because my absence would be noticed, because the militant powers-that-be would not want to pick a fight with the greater Western media.

Unfortunately, the evidence proves otherwise.

4 June 2017 12:14 PM in Thoughts

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