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(Kyiv Post)   Whoever says journalism is easy hasn't tried covering political corruption in Ukraine. (Warning: Graphic Images)   (kyivpost.com) divider line 65
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2013-12-26 08:45:16 AM
That's pretty messed up. Sadly, a lot more common around the world than people think. It's a wonder there are any journalists within 100 miles of Juarez, those guys kill everyone.
 
2013-12-26 08:46:42 AM
Hard core journalist.

Political corruption seems to be an art form in Ukraine.
 
2013-12-26 08:49:22 AM
The more these images can be spread, the better.  This is a disease that is cured by shining light on it.
 
GCD
2013-12-26 08:54:50 AM
Something in this article stuck out to me: "A mother of one child."

While she should be commended for standing up for what she believes in and reporting the truth, does she want her child to grow up without a mother?!?

She's been beaten before this...I imagine that sooner or later, someone is just going to kill her instead.

There comes a point where the consequences start outweighing the benefits. Looking at those photos and video, I'd say she's reached this point.
 
2013-12-26 08:54:52 AM
1:30 in the morning in a car that was "pushed" to the side of the road. A heavily armored car would be the next big purchase I'd make, with the habit of hanging around public places and only during business hours.
 
2013-12-26 08:57:37 AM
 
2013-12-26 08:58:09 AM
"Journalism"?  What's that?  I don't think we have that in the States
 
2013-12-26 09:00:40 AM
Something as brutal as that happens and she takes a selfie doing "duck lips"?
 
2013-12-26 09:05:41 AM

SmackLT: That's pretty messed up. Sadly, a lot more common around the world than people think. It's a wonder there are any journalists within 100 miles of Juarez, those guys kill everyone.


It's the majority of the world outside the civilized nations in the west.
 
2013-12-26 09:11:52 AM
Journalism is hard,

Repeating press releases and arguing over the outrage about if Santa is black or white is not.
 
2013-12-26 09:13:07 AM
When the hell did octomom move to Ukraine?
 
2013-12-26 09:16:11 AM
img.fark.net
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-26 09:17:10 AM
Suddenly taking a couple swipes from Alec Baldwin doesn't look so bad, does it?

/damn
 
2013-12-26 09:17:57 AM

LemSkroob: civilized


There are a lot of words I would use to describe western nations. I'm not sure "Civilized" is one of them.
 
2013-12-26 09:18:25 AM

GCD: Something in this article stuck out to me: "A mother of one child."

While she should be commended for standing up for what she believes in and reporting the truth, does she want her child to grow up without a mother?!?

She's been beaten before this...I imagine that sooner or later, someone is just going to kill her instead.

There comes a point where the consequences start outweighing the benefits. Looking at those photos and video, I'd say she's reached this point.


No one ever asks this question about Fathers. I suppose that's why we treat men like cannon fodder.

It's like all the questions we never ask about Fathers only much more appalling. Like how will a father juggle a career and a family? (I'll give you a hint: there's a woman involved).

Maybe the kid has a father who is perfectly able to take of a child should something happen to the mother in pursuit of truth, justice and the Ukranian way.
 
2013-12-26 09:19:18 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
Ukranian politics threads are incomplete with pics of former PM Yulia Tymoshenko.
 
2013-12-26 09:20:39 AM
I would also say that "civilized" is often a euphemism for "We hide our BS and dirty laundry better."

Personally, I'd rather people were just honest and forthright about their bigotry and dirty dealing, so we know who to avoid. Putting a pretty veneer on it and calling it civilized just makes the assholes and scum harder to spot.
 
2013-12-26 09:21:04 AM
I don't see a problem. The beating was an improvement in her looks. I know, I know. Window seat, and I'll have the chicken.
 
2013-12-26 09:22:32 AM

LemSkroob: SmackLT: That's pretty messed up. Sadly, a lot more common around the world than people think. It's a wonder there are any journalists within 100 miles of Juarez, those guys kill everyone.

It's the majority of the world outside the civilized nations in the west.


That's because Americans mostly kill journalists outside of U.S. soil.
 
2013-12-26 09:23:23 AM

Hermione_Granger: GCD: Something in this article stuck out to me: "A mother of one child."

While she should be commended for standing up for what she believes in and reporting the truth, does she want her child to grow up without a mother?!?

She's been beaten before this...I imagine that sooner or later, someone is just going to kill her instead.

There comes a point where the consequences start outweighing the benefits. Looking at those photos and video, I'd say she's reached this point.

No one ever asks this question about Fathers. I suppose that's why we treat men like cannon fodder.

It's like all the questions we never ask about Fathers only much more appalling. Like how will a father juggle a career and a family? (I'll give you a hint: there's a woman involved).

Maybe the kid has a father who is perfectly able to take of a child should something happen to the mother in pursuit of truth, justice and the Ukranian way.


This is just my personal experience, but the people I know who were young when they lost their mothers were much more messed up by the experience than those who lost a father at a similar age. I know this isn't everyone's experience, but it seems a much more frequent pattern that I've noticed.
 
2013-12-26 09:24:55 AM
Meanwhile conservatives in America think shiat like this is funny:

http://www.zazzle.com/rope_tree_journ alist_some_assembly_required_tshirt-23 5185904126930306

(Delete the spaces, I'm posting from my tablet)
 
2013-12-26 09:25:24 AM
That would never happen to our journalists. They simply re-read press releases.
 
2013-12-26 09:26:34 AM

pkellmey: Hermione_Granger: GCD: Something in this article stuck out to me: "A mother of one child."

While she should be commended for standing up for what she believes in and reporting the truth, does she want her child to grow up without a mother?!?

She's been beaten before this...I imagine that sooner or later, someone is just going to kill her instead.

There comes a point where the consequences start outweighing the benefits. Looking at those photos and video, I'd say she's reached this point.

No one ever asks this question about Fathers. I suppose that's why we treat men like cannon fodder.

It's like all the questions we never ask about Fathers only much more appalling. Like how will a father juggle a career and a family? (I'll give you a hint: there's a woman involved).

Maybe the kid has a father who is perfectly able to take of a child should something happen to the mother in pursuit of truth, justice and the Ukranian way.

This is just my personal experience, but the people I know who were young when they lost their mothers were much more messed up by the experience than those who lost a father at a similar age. I know this isn't everyone's experience, but it seems a much more frequent pattern that I've noticed.


Oh yeah, you know who else lost a father at an early age?
 
2013-12-26 09:26:37 AM

fireclown: Ukranian politics threads are incomplete with pics of former PM Yulia Tymoshenko.


Yes, but not because she's some kind of hotty. Even if she did engage in corruption, she is certainly in jail now for political reasons - is not being Russia-friendly. And no surprise, these are the same forces who almost killed this reporter in what is obviously not a random street crime.

Don't mess with Vladimir Putin.
 
2013-12-26 09:26:51 AM

Alonjar: "Journalism"?  What's that?  I don't think we have that in the States


this
 
2013-12-26 09:29:12 AM

Prey4reign: pkellmey: Hermione_Granger: GCD: Something in this article stuck out to me: "A mother of one child."

While she should be commended for standing up for what she believes in and reporting the truth, does she want her child to grow up without a mother?!?

She's been beaten before this...I imagine that sooner or later, someone is just going to kill her instead.

There comes a point where the consequences start outweighing the benefits. Looking at those photos and video, I'd say she's reached this point.

No one ever asks this question about Fathers. I suppose that's why we treat men like cannon fodder.

It's like all the questions we never ask about Fathers only much more appalling. Like how will a father juggle a career and a family? (I'll give you a hint: there's a woman involved).

Maybe the kid has a father who is perfectly able to take of a child should something happen to the mother in pursuit of truth, justice and the Ukranian way.

This is just my personal experience, but the people I know who were young when they lost their mothers were much more messed up by the experience than those who lost a father at a similar age. I know this isn't everyone's experience, but it seems a much more frequent pattern that I've noticed.

Oh yeah, you know who else lost a father at an early age?


And in response, I place every major Disney animated movie into evidence.
 
2013-12-26 09:36:36 AM
For those who don't think reigning party in the US is beyond persecuting those who speak their mind, I'll just leave this reminder:

blog.jonolan.net
 
2013-12-26 09:40:01 AM

Muta: For those who don't think reigning party in the US is beyond persecuting those who speak their mind, I'll just leave this reminder:

[blog.jonolan.net image 150x181]



Aww, look he went and got a pic and everything, that is so cute! Who's a terrible troll? You are!

Prey4reign: Oh yeah, you know who else lost a father at an early age?


Batman?
 
2013-12-26 09:42:06 AM

Muta: For those who don't think reigning party in the US is beyond persecuting those who speak their mind, I'll just leave this reminder:


The govt persecuted Duckman? I must have missed that, all I saw was govt support for his right to still get paid after saying offensive statements.
 
2013-12-26 09:44:44 AM
i1.ytimg.com

Ukraine is NOT weak
 
2013-12-26 09:52:17 AM

No Such Agency: fireclown: Ukranian politics threads are incomplete with pics of former PM Yulia Tymoshenko.

Yes, but not because she's some kind of hotty. Even if she did engage in corruption, she is certainly in jail now for political reasons - is not being Russia-friendly. And no surprise, these are the same forces who almost killed this reporter in what is obviously not a random street crime.

Don't mess with Vladimir Putin.


Well, she IS a hotty mchotterson.  But the other reasons are valid as well.  I've always wondered how guilty she actually IS of the charges.  I'm assuming she has some skeletons in her closet, but she would have ended up in the hoosgow even if she was pure as the driven snow.
 
2013-12-26 09:53:01 AM

Muta: For those who don't think reigning party in the US is beyond persecuting those who speak their mind, I'll just leave this reminder:

[blog.jonolan.net image 150x181]


Clutch the pearls!  When was he imprisoned?
 
2013-12-26 09:54:22 AM
Maybe if she'd spent her time as an independant journalist and less as an activist, she wouldn't have drawn attention. If you cover the news (journalist), you shouldn't be a part of the news (chaining yourself to something as an activist).
 
2013-12-26 09:58:56 AM
You mean they actually cover political corruption, incompetence  and misconduct in the Ukraine. In the U.S.  "journalists" just call it a non-scandal and you are racist for even bringing it up. Then they go back to trying to line up a job with the administration.
 
2013-12-26 10:05:49 AM
can we send them Geraldo?

tough chick to keep doing what is right.
But she's a pebble in a flood of corrupt bullshiat in russia
 
2013-12-26 10:13:28 AM
Celebrities usually pay good money to have puffy lips like that.
 
2013-12-26 10:16:46 AM
Should have made that sandwich.

/window seat please
 
2013-12-26 10:22:33 AM

ubermensch: Maybe if she'd spent her time as an independant journalist and less as an activist, she wouldn't have drawn attention. If you cover the news (journalist), you shouldn't be a part of the news (chaining yourself to something as an activist).


Let me start by pointing out that the "chaining yourself to something" you refer to happened back in 2001. If someone was an activist over a decade ago, that doesn't mean they couldn't be a competent journalist today.

Also, what does independent mean? Did you want to say impartial and unbiased? There is nothing wrong with bias in journalism. If a journalist will spend years and take great risks to investigate something, it makes sense that what ever they are investigating is important to them. It's absolutely fine if journalists have an opinion or a predisposition which sets them on an investigative path. What important is that they remain honest and ethical. If someone releases information that they know is wrong or that they never bothered verifying, or if they cherry-pick only the facts they like, that is when they can be criticized for being poor journalists or just plain old partisan hacks.
 
2013-12-26 10:25:36 AM
Journalism is an incredibly difficult to do well, wildly important profession.  But we can probably count on one hand how many good journalists the United States has.
 
2013-12-26 10:31:34 AM

Gaddiel: Also, what does independent mean?


"Both sides are bad"?
 
2013-12-26 10:37:26 AM

GCD: While she should be commended for standing up for what she believes in and reporting the truth, does she want her child to grow up without a mother?!?


Spoken like a true cozied-up American.

GCD: There comes a point where the consequences start outweighing the benefits. Looking at those photos and video, I'd say she's reached this point.


It is a fight for the freedom. America had its fight centuries and decades ago, and now it achieved a relative freedom. But some might come up in a future. However as long as there are folks like you who can be easily intimidated and pushed aside -- there will always be a danger to the freedoms of the people. Regardless of where you live.
 
2013-12-26 10:41:34 AM

Muta: For those who don't think reigning party in the US is beyond persecuting those who speak their mind, I'll just leave this reminder:

[blog.jonolan.net image 150x181]


Cute, another false flag diversion to pretend The One isn't really silencing opponents.

/if you wanted to be taken seriously, maybe you should have posted pix of Swartz
//or Nakoula
///maybe even Breitbart
 
2013-12-26 10:48:11 AM
Anyone else notice that the perps forgot to even put the car in park after they were getting out. They were very special. nevermind that the licence plate was visible and so were there faces.

/idiots
 
2013-12-26 11:17:10 AM

Mentalpatient87: Suddenly taking a couple swipes from Alec Baldwin doesn't look so bad, does it?

/damn


Come on now...thats not journalism
 
2013-12-26 11:23:48 AM

GCD: Something in this article stuck out to me: "A mother of one child."

While she should be commended for standing up for what she believes in and reporting the truth, does she want her child to grow up without a mother?!?


If that's necessary for her cause, probably, yes. Some things are more important than even family. I'm not strong enough to do what she does, but I'm not going to "tsk tsk" and tell her to get her priorities straight.
 
2013-12-26 11:50:07 AM
Aah, the old Soviet influences. Every time I get down on corruption in the U.S. I read a story abut a former Soviet-Bloc country and I feel better.

It's a shame we have to rely on them for space travel.
 
2013-12-26 11:59:34 AM

pkellmey: 1:30 in the morning in a car that was "pushed" to the side of the road. A heavily armored car would be the next big purchase I'd make, with the habit of hanging around public places and only during business hours.


No shiat. The dashcam video was alarming. Hopefully the people that attempted to rearrange her face will be found (but I won't hold my breath).

I applaud her conviction to fight the good fight, but Jeebus. You'd think self-preservation would kick in at some point.

/she might be able to find a Soviet-era APC or equivalent for cheap
 
2013-12-26 12:15:19 PM
 
2013-12-26 12:17:38 PM

sovietski: (but I won't hold my breath).


Considering the same people that hired the guys are the same people being told to go find the guys...
 
2013-12-26 12:21:51 PM

LewDux: Two months later, on 3 November 2000, a body was found in a forest in the Taraschanskyi Raion (district) of the Kiev Oblast (province), some 70 km (43 mi) outside Kiev. The corpse had been decapitated and doused in dioxine, apparently to make identification more difficult;


farkING GLENN BECK.
 
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