"Captive: My Time As A Prisoner of the Taliban" Heroic tale or Fraud?

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 07/22/2010

Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund for a probing interview with author Jere Van Dyk about his new book. Over the years Van Dyk, who was raised in the Portland area, has been a reporter for CBS news, the New York Times, National Geographic and much more. He wrote the book, In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey based on travels in the 1980's and later served as a front man for the National Security Council in Washington DC. You can view him on the web at the Big Think or on CSPAN.

The new book, Captive:My time as a Prisoner of the Taliban, is filled with inconsistencies and lacks adequate corroboration. Was he even a captive? I invite you to read this cut and paste, soap opera, set in Afghanistan. Then view his performance on CSPAN. You be the judge.

Comments

we need more journalists like Linda

thanks, Linda!

 

here are the links I've found:

 

http://bigthink.com/ideas/21558

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/293827-1

 

link updates

The links to the Big Think and C-Span are no longer valid, but I did find this link on the Big Think: http://bigthink.com/search?q=Jere+Van+Dyk

 

...by the way:  he's got an "expert" box next to his name...

 

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