Courage under fire
: Glenn Reynolds points to the story of the selfless courage of Time correspondent Michael Weisskopf, who grabbed the grenade thrown into his humvee and threw it out, saving the lives of the others in the vehicle but costing him his hand.
Whenever you dismiss the importance of reporters out in the field, whenever you impugn their motives, whenever you think this whole news thing can happen without them, think of Weisskopf and of Danny Pearl and of the other reporters who have been killed and injured reporting this war and the many more who put themselves at risk every day.
They are doing it for you and me.
: Tom Mangan sends us to remarkable photos by the James Nachtwey, the photographer injured in this incident.