McClatchy wins George Polk Award while Austin Tice still missing

McClatchy has been awarded the George Polk Award for war reporting in Syria.  When it come to the mainstream press there is no one better than McClatchy.  They are the only mainstream press organization that questions the official Washington talking points and actually does real reporting.  This is undoubtedly why they won the award.  There Syria coverage from both David Enders and Austin Tice has proved invaluable.  What really separates their coverage from most others is that they actually report from inside Syria rather than talking to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Skyping with Syrians from the safety of Beirut.  Unfortunately Austin Tice will not be able to accept his award as he is still missing in Syria.  He disappeared August 13th and according to the US government is being held by the Syrian military.  Although these individuals don’t exactly look like your average Syrian soldiers.

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