Friday, November 14

American Journalist Taken Hostage is reporting that an American journalist has been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Now, this website does describe itself as "hot humor, idle chatter, and wildly unsubstantiated rumor". Also, I am currently flipping back and forth between CNN and MSNBC and there has been no mention of this. However, Spencer Ackerman at The Washington Independent has confirmed knowledge of the journalist as well. Neither site is saying his name for safety reasons, although I have a good idea who. Let us all pray that this is incorrect information. This is one time I would appreciate bad reporting.


  1. It's true. Journo in question is a highly regarded professional with awards. As someone who goes to Astan a fair bit, it's bad news, so we're all keeping our fingers crossed and our lips sealed.

    I know times are tough all over, but if you have a few dollars to spare, please consider donating to CPJ, the committee to protect journalists!

  2. Damn, I was actually hoping someone would comment about it being a bogus story. Stomach actually lurched reading your comment. Not only will I donate, but I will mention CPJ to everyone I know. And pray.