Months after the Brian Williams scandal hit NBC's news division, foreign correspondent Richard Engel has admitted that he made mistakes in the reporting of his 2012 kidnapping in Syria. The New York Times contacted Engel last month to say the newspaper had uncovered information that disputed certain facts of Engel's reporting, according to a statement posted on NBC's website.
Engel wrote that he and his producer dug into the story more and discovered that the kidnappers who took Engel and his news team captive for five days in 2012 lied to them and said they were tied to Syrian President Bashar al Assad. They are now believed to be part of a Sunni militant group, not affiliated with Shiite forces loyal to Assad.HOW DID THE NYTIMES "UNCOVER" THIS INFORMATION?
While NBC presents its clarification as re-reporting the story, the Times reports that NBC knew about these possible discrepancies both during and after Engel's captivity and still chose to put him on the air and blame the Shiite forces.
I SUSPECT IT CAME FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.
I SUSPECT THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS VERY UNHAPPY WITH ENGELS REPORTING FROM THE REGION WHICH HAS BEEN VERY CRITICAL OF OBAMA.
AND I SUSPECT THEY DECIDED TO GO AFTER HIM - TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THEIR LACKEY'S IN THE MASS MEDIA: DON'T STRAY.
AFTER ALL... SENATOR MENENDEZ WENT OFF THE PLANTATION AND LOOK WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO HIM...
THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR IS BETWEEN EVIL SCUM AND EVIL SHIT.
IT MATTERS NOT WHICH SIDE ABDUCTED ENGEL.
WHAT MATTERS TO DICTATORIAL COLLECTIVISTS LIKE OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES IS KEEPING PEOPLE IN LINE.