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Fact Checking the Bergdahl Affair

Janet Ritz | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Janet Ritz

It's a terrible precedent for Bergdahl's family to receive threats. Why hasn't the noise machine that put out those false translations been forced to issue a retraction?

Staying in Afghanistan Is a Recipe for More Terrorism

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Anthony W. Orlando

Barack Obama is daring the terrorists. He's standing in their front yard. He's calling them out. Of course, that's not how it's reported.

Journalists at Risk

Tricia Todd | Posted 12.15.2013 | Media
Tricia Todd

The free flow of unimpeded reporting is vital to a healthy democracy. As an audience it's our responsibility to be less cynical and to realize the threats journalists face.

Our Twisted Politics of Grief

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The "war on terror" was built on two tiers of grief. Momentous and meaningless. Ours and theirs. The domestic politics of grief settled in for a very long haul, while perpetual war required the leaders of both major parties to keep affirming and reinforcing the two tiers of grief.

Kidnapped Journalist: What Media's Missing In Middle East

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 07.14.2013 | Media

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Rohde, who was kidnapped and held captive by the Taliban for eight months between 2008 and 2009, joined HuffPo...

The Hubris of the Drones

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

By the standards of slaughter in Vietnam, the deaths caused by drones are hardly a bleep on the consciousness of official Washington. But we have to wonder if each innocent killed doesn't give rise to second thoughts by those judges who prematurely handed our president the Nobel Prize for Peace.

When a Drone Flies Over Waziristan, Does It Make a Sound?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

"The U.S. missile-attacks destroy militant training compounds and cars but they also hit mosques, homes, religious schools and civilian vehicles. I witnessed the fear, stress and depression this causes for the tribal communities on a visit to the region in May."

Academia at a Crossroads -- Can Our Great Universities Lead in a Time of Need

Buck Goldstein | Posted 04.22.2012 | College
Buck Goldstein

Universities are easy targets for cash strapped state legislatures anxious to spread the pain to college professors who can easily be characterized as overpaid, and institutions that can clearly operate more efficiently.

Reuters Poaches Star 'Times' Reporter

Yahoo! News | Posted 08.29.2011 | Media

David Rohde, the Pulitzer-winning New York Times reporter who was famously kidnapped by the Taliban in 2008, is leaving the paper of record to become ...

The Agenda: Los Angeles Is For Book Lovers

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Book worms, rejoice! This evening is packed with author events; all you need to do is choose between thrills or chills. For suspense, trek to Pasadena...

Taliban Abductee: | By David Rohde, Kristin Mulvihill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"To be honest, I was sure she would tell me to not go to the interview," Rohde says. "And we had just gotten married, and if she had said, 'Don't go t...

The Nation: Pakistan Released NYT Reporter's Kidnappers

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On a Friday night in June 2009, New York Times reporter David Rohde and his translator made a dramatic escape from captivity in Pakistan, climbing ove...

'My Husband Was Kidnapped By The Taliban': One NYT Wife's Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Kristen- I believed I had to do this to make this a credible book. Most people in Helmand support them now and I need to tell that part of the story. ...

War Fever at the Times: A Five-Day Log

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

Made nervous by signs that President Obama will not push for a bigger war in Afghanistan, the New York Times is showing what the rest of his time in office will be like if he does not cooperate.

Neda Video Wins Polk Award: Iran Protest Death Video First Anonymous Winner Of Journalism Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- The unnamed people who captured on video and made public the shooting death of an Iranian protester have been chosen to...

David Rohde: Held By The Taliban, Part I | DAVID ROHDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE car's engine roared as the gunman punched the accelerator and we crossed into the open Afghan desert. I was seated in the back between two Afghan ...

NYT Journalist David Rohde Recounts 7 Months In Taliban Captivity | David Rohde | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The car's engine roared as the gunman punched the accelerator and we crossed into the open Afghan desert. I was seated in the back between two Afghan ...

David Rohde: Held By The Taliban. Part Three | DAVID ROHDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A NERVOUS-LOOKING Pakistani soldier pointed a rocket-propelled grenade at our pickup truck in late January. The Taliban guard beside me loaded his rif...

New York Times "Paid Millions" To Release David Rohde From Taliban: Reporter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

War correspondent Michael Yon, currently in Afghanistan, reports on his Twitter that, according to his sources, the New York Times and its associates ...

David Rohde, Reporter Who Escaped Taliban, Returns to Thundeous Applause

New York Times | Clyde Haberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After seven months of being held hostage by the Taliban, David Rohde returned to The New York Times today and to perhaps the most sustained ovation ev...

David Rohde's Kidnapping Media Blackout Extended To Wikipedia

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A dozen times, user-editors posted word of the kidnapping on Wikipedia's page on Mr. Rohde, only to have it erased. Several times the page was frozen,...

Think Again: Who Jails Journalists?

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

At least 36 journalists are being held captive in Iran, 26 of whom were arrested after the presidential election.

Bill Keller: David Rohde Thanked Me For Kidnapping Media Blackout

The New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

1. Bill Keller on David Rohde: "I was relived this morning when I talked to David and he said, 'By the way, thank you for not making a public event ou...

Taliban Wanted $25 Million For Release Of David Rohde

ABC News | Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Taliban leader who held New York Times reporter David Rohde hostage for seven months initially demanded a ransom of $25 million and the release of...

How Daniel Pearl May Have Saved David Rohde

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In 2002, Wall Street Journal editors and Dow Jones officials chose to publicize Danny's kidnapping with interviews on Larry King Live and regular head...