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2008-11-11 Afghanistan
NYT Reporter Kidnapped By Taliban
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Posted by Anonymoose 2008-11-11 17:01|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6470 views ]  Top

#1 Probably wanna go over the talking points. Get everybody on the same page...
Posted by tu3031 2008-11-11 17:14||   2008-11-11 17:14|| Front Page Top

#2 They NYT has a journalist -- who knew!
Posted by Darrell 2008-11-11 17:17||   2008-11-11 17:17|| Front Page Top

#3 Just what I thought. The NYT gettings its marching orders from their Bosses.
Posted by CrazyFool 2008-11-11 17:23||   2008-11-11 17:23|| Front Page Top

#4 think they'll take some of Pinch's stock as ransom?

Me neither.

Down $0.30 to $8.38

Junk stock joins junk journalism. Synergy
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2008-11-11 17:28||   2008-11-11 17:28|| Front Page Top

#5 Red on Red.
What ever happened to professional courtesy? [why don't sharks eat lawyers?]
Posted by Procopius2k 2008-11-11 17:45||   2008-11-11 17:45|| Front Page Top

#6 Frank, reckon they'd take Pinch?
Posted by GK 2008-11-11 17:56||   2008-11-11 17:56|| Front Page Top

#7 Can we throw Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd in there as well?
Posted by Pappy 2008-11-11 18:01||   2008-11-11 18:01|| Front Page Top

#8 ahhh...trying to "unsweeten" the deal? clever
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2008-11-11 18:07||   2008-11-11 18:07|| Front Page Top

#9 I have NYT quotes in my Yahoo Finance. I need something to brighten my day....
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2008-11-11 18:08||   2008-11-11 18:08|| Front Page Top

#10 Can we throw Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd in there as well?

I think that would violate some sort of supplemental accords to the Geneva Conventions. Or is that hollow-point ammunition, I forget.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2008-11-11 18:08||   2008-11-11 18:08|| Front Page Top

#11 He was captured by unnamed militants.

Sending Krugman and Dowd would be toxic warfare. Kind of like giving the Indians blankets infected with smallpox.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2008-11-11 18:21||   2008-11-11 18:21|| Front Page Top

#12 I'm trying to find some sympathy - really, I am.

*Searches for nanoviolin*

I just know it's around here someplace.

Oh, well - the cat needs petting. Maybe tomorrow....
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2008-11-11 19:30|| http://ariellestjohndesigns.com/]">[http://ariellestjohndesigns.com/]  2008-11-11 19:30|| Front Page Top

#13 Prisoner, or embed?
Posted by Glenmore">Glenmore  2008-11-11 20:06||   2008-11-11 20:06|| Front Page Top

#14 No Special Forces rescue forrrr yuuuuuuu!
Posted by Alaska Paul 2008-11-11 20:08||   2008-11-11 20:08|| Front Page Top

#15 LOL, AP! Or, of course, each and every proposed rescue had to be called off due to "media leaks"? Heh heh
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2008-11-11 20:20||   2008-11-11 20:20|| Front Page Top

#16 Sorry, the money for the NYT reporter extraction birds was just spent on the General Motors bailouts. We'll see if we can get it into next years budget mark-up.
Posted by Besoeker 2008-11-11 20:22||   2008-11-11 20:22|| Front Page Top

#17 I hear the Taliban are offering NATO cash to take him off their hands, but NATO has told them to piss off.

"Siraj Haqqani" ... those aren't "unnamed militants". Those are the people we have been hammering with Predator strikes in Pakistan for the past several weeks.
Posted by crosspatch 2008-11-11 20:54||   2008-11-11 20:54|| Front Page Top

#18 Well, he's an american, but SO...?
Posted by Skidmark 2008-11-11 20:58||   2008-11-11 20:58|| Front Page Top

#19 



Sending Krugman and Dowd would be toxic warfare. Kind of like giving the Indians blankets infected with smallpox.



That's clearly snark of the week material.
Posted by Steve White 2008-11-11 21:53||   2008-11-11 21:53|| Front Page Top

#20 Well, contrarian I may be, but I am sympathetic. I would not want even a NYT (gag) reporter to fall into the hands of these barbarous, illiterate, bloodthirsty, superstitious power-worshipers. And the reporter's driver and interpreter are probably dead men walking, or dead already. And I bet it was painful and slow.
May the reporter and his comrades return safe, and the rabid excuse for humans end up in the unmarked graves they so richly deserve.
Posted by Free Radical">Free Radical  2008-11-11 22:48||   2008-11-11 22:48|| Front Page Top

#21 Eh...it's a publicity stunt to raise distribution.

Who's next for 'short-straw'?
Posted by logi_cal 2008-11-11 22:50||   2008-11-11 22:50|| Front Page Top

#22 Yeah, so?
Posted by mojo">mojo  2008-11-11 22:55||   2008-11-11 22:55|| Front Page Top

#23 Well, contrarian I may be, but I am sympathetic... May the reporter and his comrades return safe, and the rabid excuse for humans end up in the unmarked graves they so richly deserve.

I'm not sympathetic to the reporter, consdering how many times his employer has jeopardized the safety of my troops. But I know if there's a chance these three can be rescued, it will be done.

And the the NYT will expect it as their due.
Posted by Pappy 2008-11-11 23:21||   2008-11-11 23:21|| Front Page Top

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23:33 Pappy
23:24 Pappy
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23:09 SR-71
23:05 mojo
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22:58 ex-
22:55 mojo
22:55 USN, Ret.
22:53 logi_cal
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22:50 logi_cal
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