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Woodruff & Vogt Injured In Iraq: Ticker #4

woodruffjan301.jpg > Westin and Elizabeth Vargas will appear on Good Morning America this morning…

> At 7:35pm, ABC News President David Westin said the medevac plane was about to take off for Landstuhl. The flight was expected to take between 5-7 hours.

> Alessandra Stanley in Monday’s NYT: “Mr. Woodruff’s plight underscored at a whole new level that Americans there feel like sitting ducks, picked off by a faceless enemy.”

> ABC Newser Josh Landis files a report from Baghdad…

> CTV has comments from Doug Vogt‘s father Henry: “You always have a feeling that something could go wrong, but then you hope of course that it doesn’t. And then the next thing you know … I got up this morning and I did get the news firsthand.”

> Editorial in Monday’s USA Today: “Woodruff and Vogt joined kidnapped freelance reporter Jill Carroll as gut-wrenching reminders of the extraordinary bravery and dedication American journalists need in Iraq.”

> A quote from CPJ’s Middle East Coordinator Joel Campagna in Monday’s Newsday: “This is one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history for media professionals. In addition to those killed, many others have been wounded or narrowly averted death.”

> Google News wire: Bob Woodruff

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