Four New York Times journalists -- ANTHONY SHADID, LYNSEY ADDARIO, STEPHEN FARRELL and TYLER HICKS-- were kidnapped earlier this month in Libya. Today they jointly published the first-person account of their ordeal in an article titled, "4 Times Journalists Held Captive in Libya Faced Days of Brutality".
It is incredibly gripping. Here's a snip where they write of their driver:
From the pickup, Lynsey saw a body outstretched next to our car, one arm outstretched. We still don’t know whether that was Mohammed. We fear it was, though his body has yet to be found.
If he died, we will have to bear the burden for the rest of our lives that an innocent man died because of us, because of wrong choices that we made, for an article that was never worth dying for.
No article is, but we were too blind to admit that.
All hail these great American artists and their employer.