Anthony Shadid

Dead at 43, it appears not by bombs or bullets as might have been expected, but rather health issues in extremis.

I have nothing to add to what I wrote in this post from a happier day:

But this I firmly believe: if hell ever shows up at my doorstep, I hope there will be journalists on the order of Anthony Shadid who will – at risk beyond any amount of compensation and far removed from the swivel chairs and golden microphones of the studios – do their best to set the story free.

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