I’m not the same sort of journalist as the late Steve Vincent, so I dont want to sound like I”m arguing some sort of “band of brothers” melodrama here. He took risks for his stories. I do not. In that regard, we are playing – perhaps not a different game, but very different versions of the same game.
But I must honor his sacrifice, because he gave his life doing a very dangerous version of the same thing I try to do every day – help people understand their world.
As one of the commenters put in his blog:
It is brave to go to war with a weapon, but supremely brave to go to war with a pen and camera so the rest of us can know what is happening.