So here we have Jill Carroll, held hostage for 82 days or so, released. You would think people would be happy. I was. Not the right-wing news media. A couple of quotes:
First Jonah Goldberg(Columnist for the Los Angeles Times):
MAYBE IT’S JUST ME
But Jill Carroll is increasingly starting to bug me. The details are still murky and it’s hard to appreciate what she’s been through. And maybe JPod’s right about Stockholm syndrome. And maybe the media’s selectively choosing what to show of her statements. But it would be nice to hear her say something remotely critical of her captors, particularly about the fact that they murdered her translator in cold blood. I’m very glad she’s alive, but I’m getting a very bad vibe. More, no doubt, to come.
Now National Review John Podhoretz:
It’s wonderful that she’s free, but after watching someone who was a hostage for three months say on television she was well-treated because she wasn’t beaten or killed — while being dressed in the garb of a modest Muslim woman rather than the non-Muslim woman she actually is — I expect there will be some Stockholm Syndrome talk in the coming days.
Don Imus Exectutive Producer Bernard McGuirk:
MCGUIRK: She strikes me as the kind of woman who would wear one of those suicide vests. You know, walk into the — try and sneak into the Green Zone.
People like them are why I started an enemies list. They are bad for America.