Skip to comments.Report: 70 Journalists Killed on the Job in 2013
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.
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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.
It must be news because they think so.
U.S. newsreaders sit behind their desks and point to stats like this to “prove” how brave they are.
A good start?
Sorry. I know that was in poor taste, but I could not resist.
It’s a good start...
I (sorry) tend to agree. These lying scumbags continue to fail to report the tens of thousands of Christians killed by Muslims.
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.
So walking into a war zone with no front and where everyone hates everyone else is risky?
hmmm ya learn something new every day.
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.
You beat me to it
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.
“If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast.” — William T. Sherman on journalists
Well, can't live forever, I always say...
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?
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.
Since most journalism today is done behind an anchor desk or a computer screen, I find this statistic hard to believe.
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.
It’s a good start. But let’s see if we can’t double that for next year!
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.
Name a prominent one in THIS country.
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.
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.
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!
Hey, they knew the job WAS dangerous when they took it.
You beat me to it by a mile.
For 2014, we need to pick them in advance.
Any killed at their Anchor Desk?
Only 70? Makes it one of the least dangerous jobs of all.
i'll go you one better. pity they missed quite a few.
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!
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...
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....
Hmmm? I am trying to decide if that means it is a good year or a bad year.