Fox’s Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig freed
More: Jules Crittenden writes about war correspondents and expresses his relief over the release of Centanni and Wiig.
I am, along with many of other conservative bloggers, pundits, etc, often very criticial of war reporting – whether it comes out of Afghanistan, Iraq, or Lebanon, but Jules’ column reminds us that there are some hard-working war correspondents who put it on the line by reporting from the danger zone not because they have an some hidden agenda, but because they really want to give us the full story of what’s happening in the region. Crittenden speaks from experience on covering wars in the Middle East because he’s been there. So a tip of the hat (for what it’s worth) to those dedicated ‘war tourists’ (as a friend of Crittenden’s described them) who go to places in the Middle East your average Joe Reporter would rather not.
Rick Moran also provides an important reminder:
Maybe the good that comes out of this incident is that conservatives will realize that it doesn’t matter to our enemies whether reporters write sympathetic pieces about them or whether they do highly critical new stories on their movement. What matters is that they are American. That’s all that matters. The rest is so much chaff.
Extensive coverage and linkage of Centanni’s and Wiig’s release can be found over at Malkin’s.