NBC's Richard Engel and crew freed fr...

NBC's Richard Engel and crew freed from Syria

There are 3 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 18, 2012, titled NBC's Richard Engel and crew freed from Syria. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Dec. 18, 2012 - NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and members of his production crew have been freed unharmed following a firefight at a checkpoint after five days of captivity inside Syria.

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Since: May 11

NYC

#1 Dec 18, 2012
The story of NBC reporter Richard Angel is so bizarre that it was probably taken from the miracles book. Richard Angel and four other members of his team trusted the Syrian opposition to take them to ‘safety’ in Northern Syria. Nevertheless, Richard convoy of the Syrian opposition was hit by road ambush of the Iranian sponsored terrorists of Hezbollah that captured them after firefight with the Syrian opposition and took them as -hostage prisoners aiming use them as exchange for the release of few of their Hezbollah terrorists that were held by the Syrian opposition. Richard and his team were treated badly by Hezbollah terrorists that covered their eyes and drove them to their base. On the way there the Hezbollah terrorists were hit by check point of the Syrian Opposition that killed few of the Hezbollah terrorists and save Richard Angel and his team’s lives that were in major danger under the Iranian group from Lebanon that supports Assad regime and kill thousands of the Syrian population. Richard Angel and his crew continued their trip in Syria by the Syrian opposition that brought them to Turkey and save their lives.

Since: Jun 12

Atlanta, GA

#2 Dec 18, 2012
Probably not a popular opinion, but I do not understand the need to send reporters into unsafe environments. If it's for ratings, than the networks and news agencies should think twice.

Just like the fool weatherman that stand out in the middle of a hurricane, it is hard to feel sympathy for a reporter that knowingly goes into an unsafe situation. I, for one, do not have a burning need to see the stories that are produced in an environment where the reporter is at risk.

Since: Oct 06

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#4 Dec 20, 2012
Justfacts99 wrote:
Probably not a popular opinion, but I do not understand the need to send reporters into unsafe environments. If it's for ratings, than the networks and news agencies should think twice.
Just like the fool weatherman that stand out in the middle of a hurricane, it is hard to feel sympathy for a reporter that knowingly goes into an unsafe situation. I, for one, do not have a burning need to see the stories that are produced in an environment where the reporter is at risk.
There are few precious journalists anymore, let alone real investigative journalists. What purpose have the reporters been in recent years in warzones except for ratings? Have any of them uncovered some documented evidence that was necessary for us to know? So far in the Middle East all they seem to do is report one sided stories with usually nothing more than opinions to back up their boss's agendas.

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