Ed Driscoll

Gimme Back My Bullets

It would seem to be an extremely sensible thing for reporters to be armed when covering the many hot spots of the Middle East. However, when it comes to journalists and firearms, there are two extremes: on the one hand, the New York Times refuses to allow its journalists to carry guns, because, after all, it’s the other guy’s country.

Meanwhile, in order to secure its kidnapped journalist’s release from Palestinian kidnappers, the BBC reportedly paid out five million dollars–and one million bullets.