Posted by: Puddy Dunne | February 13, 2015

Bob Simon, Ned Colt and David Carr: No News is Good News for who?


David Carr, Times Critic and Champion of Media, Dies at 58

David Carr, who wriggled away from the demon of drug addiction to become an unlikely name-brand media columnist at The New York Times and the star of a documentary about the newspaper, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 58.

Mr. Carr collapsed in the Times newsroom, where he was found shortly before 9 p.m. He was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead….

Earlier in the evening, he moderated a panel discussion about the film “Citizenfour” with its principal subject, Edward J. Snowden; the film’s director, Laura Poitras; and Glenn Greenwald, a journalist….

“We want our anchors to be both good at reading the news and also pretending to be in the middle of it,” he wrote on Monday in the wake of revelations that the NBC anchor Brian Williams had lied about being in a helicopter under fire in Iraq in 2003….


Ned Colt, NBC News Journalist, Dies in Boston at 58

Ned Colt, who reported from Asia and around the world for NBC News before joining two humanitarian agencies, has died in Boston after suffering a massive stroke. He was 58.

Colt left NBC in 2009 to work in the aid sector with the International Rescue Committee and the United Nations office dedicated to refugees. He joined NBC News in 1996 in its London bureau, then moved to Asia in 1997, working from Beijing and Hong Kong. He covered devastating earthquakes in India and Turkey, the ever-evolving relations between Washington and Beijing, reuniting families in North and South Korea, and the U.S. war against terror in Afghanistan.

Colt was instrumental in the network’s coverage of the Iraq war, and was part of a four-person team that was kidnapped and held for three days near Fallujah.

“He handled the experience as he lived his life; with grace under fire, a wicked sense of humor, and dignity,” David Verdi, senior vice president of NBC Worldwide News, said in a statement.

Colt also reported for NBC from Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. He began his career as a reporter from 1982 to 1991, working at network affiliates in Boston, Raleigh, Jacksonville and Duluth.

A New England native, Colt is survived by his wife, Cathy Robinson.


Bob Simon: Gone in 60 minutes


Disconcerting details emerge about driver in Bob Simon’s fatal accident

Since November 2011, Fedahi’s driver’s license has reportedly been suspended nine times. According to DMV records, the suspensions resulted from his failure to respond to court summonses. Recent driving convictions include speeding in September and disobeying a traffic sign in January 2014.

Disconcerting driving record aside, a cousin revealed aspects of Fedahi’s past that raise questions about the driver’s mindset at the time of the accident. This wasn’t Fedahi’s first brush with death, according to Rauf Sharif, who told the New York Daily News that his cousin had survived a jump from the window of a Brooklyn building in 2004. The apparent suicide attempt followed Fedahi’s split from his wife.

“He was on a suicide mission,” Sharif told the Daily News. “He dropped himself from a building. I don’t know how many floors in Brooklyn. He went through hard days in his life.”

According to CBS New York, Fedahi had been living at a homeless shelter on Ward’s Island, off Manhattan. Three sources also confirmed to CBS New York that an injury had rendered his left arm useless many years ago.

Who’s killing the Liberal Media? MOSSAD, MOSSAD, MOSSAD. What’s this ISIS MK-Ultra homeless Delta-Theta Trigger doing driving for this mysterious Travez Transportation Inc.? You think they could not find a better candidate to drive celebrities about town?  Not if you have spent hundreds of thousands in MK-Ultra programming to create these trigger, blackout, hypnotic trances cued by a trigger sound, word or visual image.

Simon 73 (1) Colt 58 (4) and Carr 58 (4) = 9


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