NBC News crew freed from captors in Syria

You didn't hear that NBC reporter Richard Engle had been captured last week by an unknown force in Syria? That's probably because NBC News begged their colleagues not to report the abduction. This was the right call, but raises an interesting point; the press can apparently keep secrets when one of their own is in danger, but asking them to keep their mouths shut when American soldiers are in harm's way is another matter. NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and members of his network production team were freed from captors in Syria after a firefight at a checkpoint on Monday, five days after they were taken prisoner, NBC News said early Tuesday. "After being kidnapped and held for five days inside Syria by an unknown group, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and his production crew members have been freed unharmed. We are pleased to report they are safely out of the country," the network said in a statement. "It is good to be here," Engel...(Read Full Post)