On August 14, Fox News correspondent Steve Centanni and free-lance cameraman Olaf Wiig were kidnapped in the Gaza Strip in broad daylight near the Palestinian Authority security headquarters. 8 days later, there has been no contact with their kidnappers and no demands have been made for their release. May they be released unharmed quickly.
Michelle started the day wondering why there has been so little news on their kidnappining; indeed, the article she linked to comes out of New Zealand, home of Wiig. She noted, and I agree, that the lack of coverge is odd, considering that most kidnappings of foreigners in Gaza have only lasted a couple days with the kidnappers making demands shortly after the kidnapping and the victims released unharmed.
At first, I thought that since Fox News hasn’t been providing updates, the rest of the media was taking the cue from them. Then, after finally catching an on-air update during the Fox Report (with guest host Jane Skinner – schwing ;-) ) that confirmed that there has been no contact withthe kidnappers, I rechecked Malkin’s post on this and find that I gave the rest of the presstitutes too much credit. A lefty TV critic by the name of Bob Laurence let slip the real reason why ABCCBSNBCCNNPMSNBCNYTWPetal have been ignoring this; they don’t like Fox because Fox doesn’t follow the same DNC talking-points “reporting” they do.