By Nick Joaquin
Let me show you fear in a handful of dust—or rather of press releases. A PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) member took a handful of press releases to the newspaper offices. The press releases were about this conference we’re having today. But one look at the press releases and the editors froze. They had read the title of this conference.
The family of murdered US journalist Steven Sotloff paid moving tribute to the reporter on Wednesday, remembering a gentle soul with a fondness for junk food and golf who was fiercely committed to giving “a voice to those who had none.”
US officials say the intelligence community is working “as quickly as possible” to determine the authenticity of an Internet video purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of US journalist Steven Sotloff.
An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued US airstrikes in Iraq.
“Islamic State” jihadists have murdered a second American reporter, releasing another video Tuesday showing a masked militant with a British accent cutting the throat of a US captive.