This is one of those posts that only will attract a few readers, but should be read by far more.
I recall exactly where I was when hearing the news that Danny Pearl was dead. I was seated at the dinner table with my folks in Hancock, Wisconsin and the television news was on in another room. The reporter made it known that Danny Pearl, one of the reporters who felt it important to head to the source of a story, in his case to report from Pakistan about America’s so-called war on terror, had been killed.
Reporters are too often maligned for the work they do, and not given the respect they deserve for the work they do to inform and educate. Some, as the case with Danny Pearl, even die as a result of covering the stories we need to know about.