Today CBS News reports that Kimberly Dozier is headed home, talking “animatedly.” CBS has regularly covered the correspondent’s injury in Iraq, and the death of her two crew-members.
I’m a little surprised by the silence surrounding anchor Bob Woodruff’s injuries from ABC News. Obviously, Woodruff was more grievously injured. But can we know a little more? Wikipedia says his absence has stirred opportunistic positioning at the network, as well you might understand. The Times has respected ABC’s privacy, perhaps in deference to a news organization still staggering from Peter Jennings’s death. I wonder if this is a Jim Brady like situation, career-ending. A journalist friend I asked about the issue snapped back at me, “Let him heal in peace.” Heal, please heal. But am I wrong to want a little more information?