The PJ Tatler

The Voice of Fear: ABC Reporter in Iraq

Listen to Martha Raddatz, urgently and plaintively describe the clear and present danger to American interests in Iraq, including, one must assume, to American journalists (“People are truly afraid,” she says, because it sounds more professional than, “I am truly afraid.”)

[jwplayer mediaid=”164435″]She’s not quoting “sources,” she’s clearly speaking as a person on the ground in a chaotic country bristling with hostility toward us, and unconstrained by civilization’s rules of war.

The clip has the feel of a hostage video.