Friday, December 24, 2004

Wounded BBC Security Correspondent Gives First Interview

Frank Gardner, the BBC Security correspondent who was shot and terribly wounded in a ghastly attack in Saudi Arabia six months ago, has been talking about his experience.

Gardner may not be familiar to American readers, but he's a pretty familiar face to regular viewers of the BBC's 24 hour news channel. He's good too - another name that deserves exemption from the criticism I outlined here. It's doubly horrible that a man who evidently has a significant amount of empathy for the Muslim and specifically the Arab worlds - I believe, though don't quote me on this, that Gardner is something of a protege of the late Wilfred Thesiger - should have ended up coming a cropper this way. We can only wish him a speedy recovery.


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