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Breaking: Journalist Michael Kelly Killed at Baghdad Airport
ABC radio news | 4-4-03

Posted on 04/04/2003 6:07:48 AM PST by Rudder

Just announced 5 minutes ago, journalist Michael Kelley embedded with US troops for the Atlantic Monthly Magazine was reported killed during the military action at Baghdad International airport.

That's all.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: battleforbaghdad; casualties; embeddedreport; embeddedreporters; journalist; kelley; kia; media; michaelkelley; michaelkelly; warcorrespondents
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1 posted on 04/04/2003 6:07:48 AM PST by Rudder
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To: Rudder
Sad
2 posted on 04/04/2003 6:08:24 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Rudder
Very sad, but he might not be the last.
3 posted on 04/04/2003 6:09:33 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Rudder
I have heard this name before. Has he been a talking head on news shows? I think so. Lemme try to google up a picture.
4 posted on 04/04/2003 6:10:23 AM PST by dogbyte12
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To: Rudder
If this is the Michael Kelly I'm thinking it is, he was an excellent essayist and I will miss his columns.
5 posted on 04/04/2003 6:10:33 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: Rudder
Won't journalists' families be spared learning of their tragedy the way the soldier's are?
6 posted on 04/04/2003 6:10:37 AM PST by wastoute
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To: Rudder
Oh, no. He was a wonderful and intelligent writer.
7 posted on 04/04/2003 6:10:39 AM PST by RJCogburn (Yes, it's bold talk)
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To: Rudder
Oh, God, no.
8 posted on 04/04/2003 6:11:05 AM PST by ArcLight
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To: dogbyte12
There is a link to his work on Drudge's website.
9 posted on 04/04/2003 6:11:05 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: Rudder
Here's a link to his articles:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/opinion/columns/kellymichael/index.html
10 posted on 04/04/2003 6:11:41 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Rudder
is that the guy from Fox?
11 posted on 04/04/2003 6:12:19 AM PST by bedolido
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To: Rudder
I'm just amazed by the drive that journalists have to volunteer for this.

Is he the one that was killed in the humvee accident?
12 posted on 04/04/2003 6:12:23 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Rudder
This is tragic. He was one of the very best.
13 posted on 04/04/2003 6:13:02 AM PST by benjaminthomas
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To: Rudder
The Washington Post's Michael Kelly, or someone with the same name?
14 posted on 04/04/2003 6:13:04 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: ArcLight
No, no, no.

Prayers for families (((tears)))
15 posted on 04/04/2003 6:13:14 AM PST by fightinJAG
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To: Rudder
I think he goes on Charlie Rose sometimes.
16 posted on 04/04/2003 6:13:17 AM PST by Mr.Clark (From the darkness....I shall come)
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To: Rudder
How utterly awful! He was among the very best there was. That's gonna leave a big hole on the Right.
17 posted on 04/04/2003 6:13:24 AM PST by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket???)
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To: dawn53
The Washington Post Michael Kelly spells his name differently, Kelly, from the one listed above, Kelley. It would help if the report would have said for what organization he is reporting.
18 posted on 04/04/2003 6:13:36 AM PST by 3AngelaD
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To: bedolido
Greg Kelly is the Fox reporter with the 3rd ID.
19 posted on 04/04/2003 6:13:59 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Standing tough under Stars and Stripes)
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To: Rudder
Very sad.... he was one of the good guys.
20 posted on 04/04/2003 6:14:20 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: bedolido
The FOX guy is Greg Kelley.
21 posted on 04/04/2003 6:14:51 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Criminal Bastard #110427)
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To: Mr.Clark

solid conservative known to skewer wrongdoers from all sides with his unapologetic wit. Once a week.

Michael Kelly's weekly column often surprises, always informs and never hews to conventional thinking.

On topics as far-ranging as Bosnia, politics, infanticide and affirmative action, Kelly brings a fresh, iconoclastic view to newspaper editorial pages. He is based in his native Washington but his column is distinctly outside the Beltway.

"Writing within the boundaries of conventional political thinking is deeply unsatisfying to readers right now, because the arguments are almost archaic," says Kelly. "The columns I like to read are the ones in which you don't know where the writer is coming from, and you're not quite sure where the writer is going to end up.

In my column, I make my own argument, independent of conventional ideology."

During his award-winning journalism career, Kelly has covered politics, social issues, wars, spot news and has conducted investigations. During the Gulf War, he was one of the few reporters in Baghdad during the first 24 hours of the bombing and was in the first group to reach Kuwait City within hours of its liberation.

Kelly, born in Washington in 1957, grew up in the neighborhood around Capitol Hill. He is the son of former newspaper columnist Thomas Kelly and Marguerite Kelly, who writes the syndicated column, "Family Almanac." After attending District of Columbia schools and graduating from the University of New Hampshire, he landed a job in 1979 with ABC's "Good Morning America," first as a researcher, then as a news booker and associate producer.

He left ABC after four years for his first newspaper job, at The Cincinnati Post, where he worked as a general assignment reporter, a political reporter and an investigative reporter. His work won numerous awards from the Associated Press, Sigma Delta Chi, United Press International, and others.

In 1986, he joined the Baltimore Sun and soon became a Washington correspondent, where he covered the Iran-contra affair and the presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson and Michael Dukakis.

Kelly left the Sun to move to Chicago in 1989 and worked as the Midwest stringer for The Boston Globe and wrote articles for GQ magazine, Esquire and Playboy. He covered the Gulf War as a free-lancer for the Globe, GQ and The New Republic in 1990 and 1991.

In the immediate aftermath, he journeyed by foot from Iran into northern Iraq and traveled for nine days through territory held by Kurdish rebels against Iraqi forces to report the Iraq-Kurdish conflict. He also returned to Baghdad to report on life there after defeat.

His dispatches on these subjects for The New Republic won a 1992 National Magazine Award and the 1991 Ed Cunningham Memorial Award from the Overseas Press Club. He expanded on his war reporting in a book, "Martyrs' Day: Chronicle of a Small War" (Random House, 1992). "Martyrs' Day" was awarded the 1992 Martha Allbrand award for nonfiction by PEN and was selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the year.

Kelly went to work for The New York Times in 1992 as a Washington correspondent and covered the presidential campaigns of Ross Perot and Bill Clinton. The following year he became a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he wrote cover stories on President Clinton, Hillary Clinton and David Gergen. He spent the summer of 1994 in the Gaza Strip for a cover story on Yasser Arafat's regime.

He joined The New Yorker in late 1994 as Washington editor and author of the "Letter From Washington" column. He spent the summer of 1995 in Bosnia and Croatia reporting on the fighting there and the following year covered the presidential campaign for the magazine. Just after the election, he became editor of The New Republic and writer of its TRB column. In the fall of 1997 he joined National Journal as a senior writer and started his weekly column for The Washington Post. He is now editor in chief of National Journal and editor of The Atlantic Monthly.

Kelly lives in Boston with his wife Madelyn and two sons, Tom and Jack

22 posted on 04/04/2003 6:15:20 AM PST by dogbyte12
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To: 3AngelaD
It does. Atlantic Monthly, which is the magazine he edits.
23 posted on 04/04/2003 6:15:52 AM PST by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Rudder
Another Michael Kelly index of articles
24 posted on 04/04/2003 6:15:55 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: Rummyfan
Michael Kelly is the editor of THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, is syndicated in many places (the Washington Post for one) and has appeared on Imus. Again, a great loss.
25 posted on 04/04/2003 6:16:22 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Snickersnee
A Kelly classic ("I Believe") here...
26 posted on 04/04/2003 6:16:44 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: 3AngelaD
Michael Kelly in the link at #10 works for Atlantic monthly, the article IDs the journalist as being embedded for Atlantic Monthly...
it's got to be him.

How sad. I've enjoyed his writing for years. Definitely one of the good guys.
27 posted on 04/04/2003 6:16:46 AM PST by EllaMinnow ("Dark days are coming for the Dark Side")
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To: 3AngelaD
The Washington Post Michael Kelly spells his name differently, Kelly, from the one listed above, Kelley
To complicate things more, the Washington Post says that Micheal Kelly "is the editor of the Atlantic"
No word on cable TV news about this yet.
28 posted on 04/04/2003 6:16:56 AM PST by lelio
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To: Dog Gone
His columns are in the Post, but he writes for Atlantic.

I posted a link above.

Here's what the WP website with his archive of articles says about him:

About This Columnist Michael Kelly is editor of the Atlantic. His column generally appears on Wednesdays.

29 posted on 04/04/2003 6:17:01 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Rudder
This is a loss similar to Barbara Olson when she went down in the plane that hit the Pentagon - another of the good guys that help keep the commies at bay.
30 posted on 04/04/2003 6:17:03 AM PST by trebb
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To: 3AngelaD
This is the Michael Kelly. He's the editor of the Atlantic Monthly. He's the top conservative columnist, and the most respected.
31 posted on 04/04/2003 6:17:21 AM PST by kosciuszko
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To: Rummyfan
Any reporter with the stones to volunteer to be an embedded journalist is one of the good guys as far as I am concerned.

War correspondents have guts. I may not agree with many of their political views, but I respect their courage.

32 posted on 04/04/2003 6:18:05 AM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: Rudder
Oh my God ... no.
33 posted on 04/04/2003 6:18:26 AM PST by The G Man
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To: Rudder
I have enjoyed reading his observations immensely. Godspeed Michael, your absence will be felt.
34 posted on 04/04/2003 6:19:02 AM PST by Movemout
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To: kosciuszko
He turned Atlantic Monthly around.
35 posted on 04/04/2003 6:19:15 AM PST by Carolina
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To: 3AngelaD
The Washington Post Michael Kelly spells his name differently, Kelly, from the one listed above, Kelley. It would help if the report would have said for what organization he is reporting.

All things being equal (kelly or kelley), the title also refers to a place called Naghdad.

36 posted on 04/04/2003 6:19:30 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: Rudder
OH NOOO.
37 posted on 04/04/2003 6:19:37 AM PST by pitinkie
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To: CholeraJoe
Greg Kelly is the son of Ray Kelly, Chief of Police New York according to Fox.
libby
38 posted on 04/04/2003 6:20:00 AM PST by libbytarian
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To: Rudder
God bless him and his family. I loved reading his articles because they were always full of insight.
39 posted on 04/04/2003 6:20:00 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Trust but Verify
I hope it's not that Michael Kelly. I will miss his columns too.
40 posted on 04/04/2003 6:22:10 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: Rudder
I just did a similar post. I didn't see your post because I searched for titles under the name "Kelly."
41 posted on 04/04/2003 6:22:20 AM PST by 68skylark
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To: new cruelty
you make a fine point
42 posted on 04/04/2003 6:22:28 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Rudder
Any follow-up reports or confirmation on this? I've scanned the news channel sites and haven't seen any story yet.
43 posted on 04/04/2003 6:22:50 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: 68skylark
Can an Admin Moderator modify the title from "Kelley" to "Kelly"? Causing a lot of confusion.
44 posted on 04/04/2003 6:23:36 AM PST by lelio
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To: new cruelty
Thanks for the link. I wasn't really familiar with him.
This appears to be his last article.

R.I.P., Mr. Kelly.

45 posted on 04/04/2003 6:24:03 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Carolina
He was one of my favorite columnists and will be sadly missed.
46 posted on 04/04/2003 6:24:47 AM PST by Peach
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To: dawn53
Thanks. What a loss.
47 posted on 04/04/2003 6:24:55 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Admin Moderator
Can the title of the article be fixed to say "Baghdad" instead of "Naghdad"?
48 posted on 04/04/2003 6:25:33 AM PST by Rocky
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To: Rudder
How very sad. Most of the journalists are there to serve their country in their own patriotic way.
49 posted on 04/04/2003 6:25:40 AM PST by OldFriend (without the brave, there would be no land of the free)
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To: Peach
Mine, too. Prayers for his family.
50 posted on 04/04/2003 6:25:42 AM PST by Carolina
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