January 8, 2010, - 2:30 pm
Below is a great video report that appeared on NBC Nightly News, a couple of nights ago, about the network’s late Soviet correspondent, Irving R. Levine. Stationed in Moscow, the Soviets repeatedly pressured him and tried to blackmail and extort him into working as a spy for them. But, to his credit and incredible integrity, he consistently resisted the KGB and showed courage and integrity. Levine, who died in March of last year, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and showed a fortitude few would show today.
And the story begs these questions: how many of today’s network correspondents have similarly been pressured and blackmailed by Muslims and their governments and even their terrorist groups? And how many had the courage to resist, the way Irving R. Levine did? Unfortunately, I’d bet there are many in the back pocket of these enemies–we see their sympathetic reports–and few with the courage and will to do the right thing. Sadly, they are neither patriots, nor impartial reporters. And many appear to have been on the jihadi payroll for years.
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