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Report: 70 Journalists Killed on the Job in 2013
AP via Yahoo News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 12/30/2013 11:27:48 AM PST by lbryce

At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The dead in Syria included a number of citizen journalists working to document combat in their home cities, broadcasters who worked with media outlets affiliated with either the government or the opposition, and a handful of correspondents for the foreign press, including an Al-Jazeera reporter, Mohamed al-Mesalma, who was shot by a sniper.

Six journalists died in Egypt. Half of those reporters were killed while reporting an Aug. 14 crackdown by Egyptian security forces on demonstrators protesting the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2013review; deathtoll; journalist; killed; warcorrespondents
The Committee to Protect Journalists sounds like some NSA Orwellian hit squad out to insure the "well-being" of the self-anointed protectors of the Republic.

It seems secretly installed programs by the NSA on journalists' computers were designed to explode when detecting the words "Obama" and "fudgepacker" in the same sentence.

1 posted on 12/30/2013 11:27:48 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

It must be news because they think so.


2 posted on 12/30/2013 11:30:53 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: lbryce

U.S. newsreaders sit behind their desks and point to stats like this to “prove” how brave they are.


3 posted on 12/30/2013 11:31:22 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: lbryce

A good start?

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Sorry. I know that was in poor taste, but I could not resist.


4 posted on 12/30/2013 11:32:14 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: lbryce

It’s a good start...


5 posted on 12/30/2013 11:34:03 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: WayneS
Sorry. I know that was in poor taste, but I could not resist.

I (sorry) tend to agree. These lying scumbags continue to fail to report the tens of thousands of Christians killed by Muslims.

6 posted on 12/30/2013 11:34:38 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: WayneS

Well, I had struggled on ways to come up with expressing similar sentiments to the one you just posted but couldn’t come up with anything I felt comfortable with, but I think you managed to do a very good job in perfect straddling of the line.


7 posted on 12/30/2013 11:40:36 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce

So walking into a war zone with no front and where everyone hates everyone else is risky?

hmmm ya learn something new every day.


8 posted on 12/30/2013 11:40:41 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: lbryce

How many of them died covering the story of how many Christians are slaughtered in 2013?
It is sad when anyone is killed; but, you get my point.


9 posted on 12/30/2013 11:49:50 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: WayneS

You beat me to it


10 posted on 12/30/2013 11:54:07 AM PST by jrg
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To: lbryce

I’m sure most were local subcontract personnel. The lard assed liberal journalists in this country these days are seldom known to risk their pink skin for any reason.


11 posted on 12/30/2013 11:55:37 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Mr. K

“If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast.” — William T. Sherman on journalists


12 posted on 12/30/2013 11:55:38 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: lbryce
70 Journalists Killed....

Well, can't live forever, I always say...

13 posted on 12/30/2013 11:56:40 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: lbryce

Journalists like to think of themselves as some kind of truth-seeking crusading heroes and— if they get killed— as martyrs. Ever notice how many heroes in television and movies are reporters or writers? Who do you think writes that slop?


14 posted on 12/30/2013 12:02:17 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: WayneS
Proverbs 11:10

When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
15 posted on 12/30/2013 12:02:48 PM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Your illustration perfectly captures the sense in which these perfidious fifth column betrayers ply their trade. The sense of pomposity, cynicism, and duplicity manifested by the MSM goes far beyond what we can ever imagine.


16 posted on 12/30/2013 12:04:02 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce

Since most journalism today is done behind an anchor desk or a computer screen, I find this statistic hard to believe.


17 posted on 12/30/2013 12:04:20 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: 867V309

Good one.


18 posted on 12/30/2013 12:04:29 PM PST by sport
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To: lbryce

Journalists take on the scum of the earth in many countries and without being armed with anything beyond a pen. We should all give a prayer of thanks for the real journalists ... many are heroes... Prayers for the families and loved ones.


19 posted on 12/30/2013 12:06:26 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: lbryce

It’s a good start. But let’s see if we can’t double that for next year!


20 posted on 12/30/2013 12:10:24 PM PST by IronJack
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To: lbryce

Journalists killed?

Sounds cold, but come on, IMHO, I don’t care about the gawd-darned, self-centered, blow-dried, teleprompter reading, Pulitzer-seeking “reporters” who never spent a day in the military and are only there for themselves. . .but that’s just me.


21 posted on 12/30/2013 12:11:34 PM PST by Hulka
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To: GOPJ
Journalists take on the scum of the earth in many countries and without being armed with anything beyond a pen.

Name a prominent one in THIS country.

22 posted on 12/30/2013 12:20:09 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: lbryce
Report: 70 Journalists Killed on the Job in 2013

Trifles! When it gets to 7,000 or 70,000 per year, then I'd say we're making some progress.

90% of journalists admit they are communist or socialist.

Another six or eight percent are just flat-out lying.

23 posted on 12/30/2013 12:23:21 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

I feel sorry for their families. For them, they sold their ethics and journalistic integrity to the Marxist agenda. I have neither sympathy nor respect for them.


24 posted on 12/30/2013 12:36:20 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: lbryce

They should probably educate themselves on the area before jumping in and thinking everyone is going to welcome them and want to tell their story...Jihadist don’t need the press anymore - they have Internet and Blogs....News personalities is irrelevant at this point!


25 posted on 12/30/2013 12:36:51 PM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: lbryce; All

Hey, they knew the job WAS dangerous when they took it.


26 posted on 12/30/2013 12:38:23 PM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: WayneS

You beat me to it by a mile.


27 posted on 12/30/2013 1:06:58 PM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: lbryce; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

For 2014, we need to pick them in advance.


28 posted on 12/30/2013 1:11:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: lbryce

Any killed at their Anchor Desk?


29 posted on 12/30/2013 1:48:40 PM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: lbryce

Only 70? Makes it one of the least dangerous jobs of all.


30 posted on 12/30/2013 3:19:39 PM PST by Newtoidaho
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To: WayneS
A good start? ... Sorry. I know that was in poor taste, but I could not resist.

i'll go you one better. pity they missed quite a few.

31 posted on 12/30/2013 4:20:28 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: GOPJ

Sir, I read about 40-50 thousand articles of one sort or another every year. In the past ten years, that would calculate to about a half million articles.

To the best of my knowledge, recollection and belief, from all that reading, I have no discovered ONE “street journalist” that I felt always reported what he/she saw accurately and right down the center every time. On the contrary, every single one I am aware of skews their reporting either ever so slightly to the left or hard over left.

Perhaps you can show me where I am wrong by naming one that is honest and has an unshakeable commitment to the TRUTH!


32 posted on 12/30/2013 5:22:38 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: lbryce; All

You know, I was looking at this and wondering if this was supposed to make me cry, or shed some kind of moisture out of my tear ducts for some reason...

Nope...Not even close...


33 posted on 12/30/2013 11:33:18 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: papertyger

LOL - I didn’t say anything about ‘this country’....


34 posted on 12/31/2013 7:44:34 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GOPJ
LOL - I didn’t say anything about ‘this country’....

Well I don't see much reason to be thankful for journalist who cover things I'll never see....

35 posted on 12/31/2013 6:23:43 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: lbryce

Hmmm? I am trying to decide if that means it is a good year or a bad year.


36 posted on 12/31/2013 6:24:59 PM PST by dforest
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