China Confidential broke the story. The Washington Post is now confirming that North Korea has captured two American journalists and is holding them as hostages ...... I am sure O-bambi will refrain from using the word hostage. He wouldn't want to insult Kim Jong-Il.
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The Obama administration and accommodating media outlets are likely to avoid using the hostage term, even though the definition of a hostage is a person held against his or her will--a prisoner--by one party in order to ensure that another party meets specified demands or behaves in a certain manner.
EDITOR'S NOTE: American advocates of appeasing nuclear-armed North Korea and its nuclear-arming ally, Iran, have begun a blame-the-victim whispering campaign in Washington, DC and New York that recalls a knee-jerk liberal response to urban crime during the 1960s and '70s. What was she doing walking in that neighborhood? was commonly heard on Manhattan's Upper West Side and in other liberal bastions following an all-too commonplace report of a rape, mugging, or beating. It is only a matter of time--days, maybe--before North Korea's apologists will mobilize to downplay both the hostage-taking by the regime and its menacing missile launch.