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RIP Marie Colvin. an excellent tribute by David Remnick of The New Yorker.  
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“Covering a war means going to places torn by chaos, destruction, and death, and trying to bear witness. It means trying to find the truth in a sandstorm of propaganda when armies, tribes or terrorists clash. And yes, it means taking risks, not just for yourself but often for the people who work closely with you.
Despite all the videos you see from the Ministry of Defence or the Pentagon, and all the sanitised language describing smart bombs and pinpoint strikes, the scene on the ground has remained remarkably the same for hundreds of years. Craters. Burned houses. Mutilated bodies. Women weeping for children and husbands. Men for their wives, mothers children. … We go to remote war zones to report what is happening. The public have a right to know what our government, and our armed forces, are doing in our name. Our mission is to speak the truth to power. We send home that first rough draft of history. We can and do make a difference in exposing the horrors of war and especially the atrocities that befall civilians.” — Marie Colvin (1957-2012)

An amazing woman and an amazing life.

RIP Marie Colvin. an excellent tribute by David Remnick of The New Yorker.  

polyhymnia:

3rdplanet:

“Covering a war means going to places torn by chaos, destruction, and death, and trying to bear witness. It means trying to find the truth in a sandstorm of propaganda when armies, tribes or terrorists clash. And yes, it means taking risks, not just for yourself but often for the people who work closely with you.

Despite all the videos you see from the Ministry of Defence or the Pentagon, and all the sanitised language describing smart bombs and pinpoint strikes, the scene on the ground has remained remarkably the same for hundreds of years. Craters. Burned houses. Mutilated bodies. Women weeping for children and husbands. Men for their wives, mothers children. … We go to remote war zones to report what is happening. The public have a right to know what our government, and our armed forces, are doing in our name. Our mission is to speak the truth to power. We send home that first rough draft of history. We can and do make a difference in exposing the horrors of war and especially the atrocities that befall civilians.” Marie Colvin (1957-2012)

An amazing woman and an amazing life.

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aww no, CNN’s foreign correspondent Michael Ware is leaving the network :(. he’s always been the badass crocodile hunter of journalism to me and his pieces were always worth watching. unfortunately, the years of war reporting has taken a toll on him and he’s struggling with PTSD. hope he finds the help he needs. x.

aww no, CNN’s foreign correspondent Michael Ware is leaving the network :(. he’s always been the badass crocodile hunter of journalism to me and his pieces were always worth watching. unfortunately, the years of war reporting has taken a toll on him and he’s struggling with PTSD. hope he finds the help he needs. x.

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Anderson Cooper, journalist.
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Anderson Cooper, journalist.

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