No more Mr. Nice Guy

[video:youtube:o1OQ3warWkU] Talking on The Book Show, club member and seeming regular on this blog, John Simpson talks about his attitude to reporting, particularly war reporting, and how it has changed in recent years,

A man that drops a bomb from 16,000 feet. The man or woman that straps explosives around him or herself and goes and kills a lot of perfectly innocent people. Those are the kind of things that I want to show up and I don’t particularly see the need now to be all calm and objective about that. That seems to me to be a crime as bad as anything you could possibly imagine. And I want to see an end to it. If I can play some tiny part in bringing that to an end then I’ll be happy. link