Three senior journalists belonging to United States’ mainstream media passed away on February 12. While the media fraternity was shocked with the unfortunate news, we sensed there was something wrong; this could not be a mere coincidence that two journalists experienced the Iraq war firsthand while the third criticised another noted journalist who falsely reported the Iraq war. Share if you too think that there’s more to this than meets the eye – may be an attempt to brush a truth, which we do not know but we must know, under the carpet:
NBC News’ Ned Colt, 58, covered the Iraq war and was held captive near Fallujah for three days. He passed away in Boston after suffering a massive stroke.
CBS News’ Bob Simon, 73, was held hostage in 1991 and spent 40 days in the hands of Iraqi captors during the Persian Gulf War. Correspondent for 60 Minutes, Bob was killed in a car crash on New York’s West Side Highway.
The New York Times’ David Carr, 58, died suddenly after collapsing in the newsroom in Manhattan. Before he collapsed, the noted columnist interviewed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about Oscar-winning film CitizenFour via video-link. Two days before his death, he had supported NBC News’ decision to suspend its Managing Editor Brian Williams for lying about the Iraq War in 2003.