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How to Be a Hostage

by Mike Fegelman

As more and more Mideast reporters work under the threat of being kidnapped, the Toronto Star introduces a Jerusalem psychologist giving seminars to journalists on how to deal with hostage situations. My favorite practical advice:

Do your best, surreptitiously, if possible, to disconnect the wires from any explosive device placed near or on you; don’t worry about which wires to pull out, because it is only in the movies that bombs are designed to detonate if the hero cuts the wrong strand (real bombs don’t work that way).

Hat Tip: Media Backspin



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