Wednesday, March 06, 2002

Is it possible that some people at the Wall Street Journal are feeling a little guilty about a possible connection about the death of Daniel Pearl and the handing over by the Wall Street Journal of an al-Qaeda laptop to the Department of Defence? I've read that Pearl's having to say that he was a Jew before he was killed meant that he was killed because he was a Jew. Certainly that is partly right. I still feel, however, that his captors just wanted to make it clear that they were not deceived and would not be made to look foolish by giving up their secrets to a Jew. It would really be something to feel guilty about if his editors put him in this position out of an arrogant belief that they could get a more spectacular story by having someone who is Jewish cover it.