: I don’t get it: The story of the American hostage in Iraq is top-of-the-screen news on British sites — the Telegraph, the Guardian, and the Independent — but it’s buried on the big American sites. Aren’t we all fearing a replay of Beirut? Shouldn’t it be even bigger news here because the man is American and because Americans are at risk in Iraq and because we have such a painful history with hostages in the region?
: Update: I picked up my NY Post and Daily News and Star-Ledger and they all played the story properly. I just can’t figure out the underplay from the Times and Post (online, at least).