Quoting the Reuters article:
GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign journalists working for the Fox News television channel in Gaza on Monday, a witness said.
The witness, a Palestinian who worked with the two journalists, said one of them, a producer, was an American, and the other, whose nationality he did not know, was a cameraman.
The Fox News bureau in Jerusalem said it was checking the report.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the abduction.
Say what you will about Fox News, but I hope the journalists end up safe.
Many on the left hate the Fox News Channel with a passion, and always have rather nasty things to say whenever something bad happens to the network or one of its employees. Such an example of these comments can be found on this thread over at The Huffington Post. Below are some of the typical, and sometimes vulgar, thoughts you can expect:
Please tell me it’s O’Reilly, Hannity, Doocy, Kilmeade…oh wait, that’s more than two.
By: VietVet on August 14, 2006 at 02:43pm
Once they realize what a**holes they are, they’ll release them to any place they want to go
By: Beano on August 14, 2006 at 02:55pm
F**K THEM. THEY GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED SPINNING THIS WAR COVERAGE TO THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S ADVANTAGE. NECON C**KSUCKERS; EVERYONE KNOWS THAT FOX SUX ***!!!!
By: randeepapush on August 14, 2006 at 03:02pm
I would be upset if these FAKE Faux News Journalists were REAL Americans!
By: chronic on August 14, 2006 at 03:09pm
Fox has Journalists, Worth taking hostage? Who would have guessed.Well, like minds do attract.
Hope they have fun chopping each others heads off.(GROBR)
Good riddence of bad rubbish
By: R2D2 on August 14, 2006 at 03:17pm
Behead the bastards. Party time.
By: satanlefttheusa on August 14, 2006 at 03:20pm
The list goes on. To be fair, however, there are a few people who distance themselves from the hate speech:
I REALLY want to say something very nasty here, but it wouldn’t be the right thing to do.
By: reademandweep on August 14, 2006 at 02:47pm
too bad, as much as I hate fox, I don’t like to see anyone missing from they’re families…
By: jefe on August 14, 2006 at 03:03pm
Yeah, those are the only two comments I could find. The rest of the thread just descends into a flame war after page 3.
I’m not sure how long the ceasefire will last, but hopefully it will be long enough the help the war torn civilians in Israel and Lebanon.
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad started a new blog today. In his first entry, Ahmadinejad writes about his life and criticizes the United States.
The first massive paragraph reads:
During the era that nobility was a prestige and living in a city was perfection, I was born in a poor family in a remote village of Garmsar-approximately 90 kilometer east of Tehran. I was born fifteen years after Iran was invaded by foreign forces- in August of 1940- and the time that another puppet, named mohammad Reza – the son of Reza Mirpange- was set as a monarch in Iran. Since the extinct shah -Mohammad Reza- was supposed to take and enter Iran into western civilization slavishly, so many schemes were implemented that Iran becomes another market for the western ceremonial goods without any progress in the scientific field. Our Islamic culture would not allow such an infestation, and this was an impediment in front of shah and his foreign masters’ way. Thus, they decided to make this noble and tenacious culture weak gradually that Iran be attached strongly to the west as far as its economy, politics, and culture was concern. After the implementation of this policy and the unreal and outward of upswing, the villagers began to rush to the cities. Upon the enforcement of the land reform, the status of the villages became worst than the past and villagers for earning some breadcrumbs, they were deceived by the dazzling look and the misleading features of the cities and became suburban and lived in ghettos.
You take a look at Ahmadinejad’s blog here, just click on the little American flag icon in the upper right hand corner. The blog also has a poll which asks, “Do you think that the US and Israeli intention and goal by attacking Lebanon is pulling the trigger for another word war?”
Lastly, there’s a form where people can send their questions to Ahmadinejad. My question would be: President Ahmadinejad, why are you such a anti-semitic douchebag?
EDIT: There have been people wondering if the blog is a hoax or not. I don’t know either, but for now I’ll consider it real.
I should just make a full Cindy Sheehan catagory. As reported by MSNBC, the anti-war protester says she’ll keep fighting:
Peace mom Cindy Sheehan spent the night in a hospital for a gynecological procedure and treatment of dehydration but said Saturday that wouldn’t stop her protest against the Iraq war on land she bought near President Bush’s Crawford ranch. Sheehan was listed in stable condition at Providence Health Center in Waco, about 20 miles east of Crawford.
First time I’ve heard Ms. Sheehan described as a “peace mom”. In any case, I hope she gets well soon. I would also advise Sheehan not to fast in hot weather anymore.
Firstly, our friends across the pond busted a huge terrorist plot, Iraq was completely pushed to the back burner, President Bush returned to a 33% approval rating, and meanwhile, Cindy Sheehan is having problems:
Anti-war demonstrator Cindy Sheehan was hospitalized Friday evening for dehydration and exhaustion after fasting for more than a month and protesting earlier this week in 100-degree weather, friends and relatives said.
Well see that’s your problem right there. Fasting+hot weather=trip to emergency room. I’m not against Ms. Sheehan’s cause or anything; but fasting…in 100 degree tempatures? Come on.
The Guardian goes on to report:
Sheehan, 49, was hospitalized after friends picked her up Friday afternoon at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where she arrived after spending several days in Seattle at the Veterans for Peace convention, said friend Tiffany Burns.
Sheehan, who has been on a liquid diet as part of the nationwide “Troops Home Fast” hunger strike, had been treated and released from a Seattle emergency room Thursday night. On doctors orders, she ate for the first time in about 37 days, Burns said.
37 days! Wow, that’s amazing. Next time she should aim for 40 days!
Tonight in Connecticut, anti-war candidate Ned Lamont narrowly beat three term sentator Joe Lieberman 52%-48% to win the Democratic Senate primary. Lieberman has since conceded to Lamont. The Moderate Voice has more.
I was listening to the Sean Hannity show this afternoon, and heard Hannity talk about the Connecticut primary. He opined that if Lamont were to win, then that would mean a radial shift in the Democrat Party to the far left wing. Hannity also said that if Lamont won, it would represent how Democrats are weak on terror.
I have to disagree with Hannity on the latter point. Just because a Democrat is against the war in Iraq, does not mean he/she is “weak” in the War on Terror. For instance, I’m not too thrilled with the way our invasion of Iraq turned out, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t go after Iran in a second if they were to attack us.
Additionally, this is my first post using word wrap. Looks spiffy I think. Also, thank WordPress for not losing this post when my laptop froze up a minute ago.
83-year-old Robert Westerfield isn’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat for the town’s newest resident: War protester Cindy Sheehan.
“I wish she’d stay away. Crawford’s a Republican town, and she’s a dumb Democrat,” Westerfield, a lifelong Crawford resident, said Friday while sitting on a bench outside a gas station on Main Street.
The protesters group said it outgrew a 1-acre lot about a mile from Bush’s ranch that a sympathetic landowner provided. Several hundred demonstrators returned to the lot over Thanksgiving and Easter.
Now many of the town’s 700 residents fear the traffic congestion, noise from rallies and odor from portable toilets — complaints from residents near the other campsite — will affect those closer to town.
“When it’s here, it affects a different set of people,” Teresa Bowdoin said.
As most of you know, much of America is suffering from a heat wave. Here in Boise, Idaho, for example, the current tempature is 100 degrees. When it’s this hot where I live, there’s not much people can really do outside, with the exception of floating the river.
In some areas, such as California, the blistering temperatures have been deadly. Until fall arrives, keep hydrated and stick to the shade as much as possible.
In other news: remember Cindy Sheehan? The left wing’s favorite anti-war protester has found a new way to help out her cause:
War protester Cindy Sheehan has purchased a 5-acre plot in Crawford with some of the insurance money she received after her son was killed in Iraq.
Sheehan said in a newsletter sent to supporters,
“We decided to buy property in Crawford to use until George’s resignation or impeachment, which we all hope is soon for the sake of the world.”
Unless the general public wakes up or Bushie boy suddenly becomes compassionate, neither of those will happen. In any event, it won’t occur soon.
What Sheehan says next is certain to rile up bloggers on the right.
“I can’t think of a better way to use Casey’s insurance money than for peace, and I am sure that Casey approves.”
Eh, I dunno. Something about that bothers me. I hope Sheehan will put the land to good use, perhaps by building a small Iraq War memorial.