Rocket Attack on Hotel Intercontinental; Wires Silent

by Joshua Foust on 11/24/2008 · 1 comment

A reported roadside bomb and a rocket attack in Kabul—the rockets landed near the Hotel Intercontinental, in the grounds of Kabul Polytechnic University—doesn’t seem to be burning up the wires. I couldn’t find a single AP or Reuters dispatch, and none of the big U.S. papers reported it.

Question: why? Are news wires lazy/under-resourced? Is Quqnoos turning fabulist?

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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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Alex Strick van Linschoten November 24, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Yes. Given the surfeit of journalists in Kabul it’s dissapointing that even the capital city is left uncovered. There are so many stories to be written but nobody is writing them…

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