Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Delta Force Blues

A multi-part series in the New York Times describes the experiences of journalist and Taliban kidnap victim David Rohde, whose Wikipedia article reveals that the online encyclopedia also participated in the news blackout that both the NYT and the U.S. government wanted in place. In today's installment, "A Drone Strike and Dwindling Hope," the accompanying multimedia essay reveals the media consumption habits of his jihadist captors. Given my first chapter of the Virtualpolitik book, I was particularly interested in Rohde's description of videogame play by militants.

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