a bit of a double-standard from the NYTimes in this story

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Initial post: Nov 29, 2010 8:33:10 PM PST
maskirovka says:
I'm glad the author escaped with his life from the Taliban. I can't help but consider the New York Times' strenuous efforts to keep the story of the kidnapping out of the news (going so far as to scrub Rohde's Wikipedia page to keep that pertinent fact out of it) and the Times' attitude towards the disclosure of secrets that involve other people's lives but people outside of the Times' tight knit family. It seems like when there's a reporter's life at stake, suppressing a news story is completely justifiable but if it is the life of an ordinary citizen or soldier put at risk (like the Wikileaks documents), the Times gets on its high horse about the public's right to know and its journalistic duties.
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A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides
A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides by David Rohde (Hardcover - November 30, 2010)
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