Reason on what Ignatius found in docs seized from bin-Laden compound:
The Washington Post’s David Ignatius writes up Adam Kadahn, the 33-year-old U.S.-born media whiz for al Qaeda. In 2010, Kadahn, who was born in Oregon and whose birth name is Adam Silverman, wrote a long memo to Osama bin Laden outlining how the terrorist-on-the-run could get the best news coverage as the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approached. Ignatius summarizes the document, which was pulled from bin Laden’s final lair in Pakistan.
Kadahn hated Fox News (“falls into the abyss”); he liked MSNBC but complained about the firing of Keith Olbermann; he had mixed feelings about CNN (better in Arabic than in English) and made flattering comments about CBS and ABC. Basically, he wanted to play them all off to al-Qaeda’s best advantage. He also mentioned print journalists, most prominently Robert Fisk of The Independent of Britain. He cites three Americans (“Brian Russ,” “Simon Hirsh” and “Jerry Van Dyke”), though it’s uncertain whom he meant…
Read the whole thing. Big fan of Olbermann.
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