Fox’s Benjamin Hall was injured outside of Kyiv and has been hospitalized, the network says. UPDATED
"Earlier today, our correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while newsgathering outside of Kyiv in Ukraine," Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement. "We have a minimal level of details right now, but Ben is hospitalized and our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information as the situation quickly unfolds."
Given how Russia considers Tucker Carlson as almost one of their own, you have to wonder which side thought Hall was the enemy.
For your reference, Hall pinned this tweet to the top of his Twitter feed:
“YOU ARE NOT A SUPERPOWER COUNTRY” This Ukrainian fighter vents his anger at America… #Ukraine️ #kyiv pic.twitter.com/k9x56dyceL— Benjamin Hall (@BenjaminHallFNC) March 6, 2022
Regardless, it’s a tragedy whenever anyone is wounded, even someone working for an anti-American propaganda network. So we wish Mr. Hall a full and speedy recovery.
Mr. Hall’s injury comes one day after esteemed American journalist Brent Renaud was killed in Ukraine.
You can watch John Roberts announce the news below, from the March 14, 2022 America Reports.
(Hall image via screen grab)
3/15/22 UPDATE: Today, we received the grim news that the lower part of Hall's leg was amputated. Also, two journalists with him were killed in the same attack.
Just for the fun of it, I’ve been monitoring the reactions of other journalists on several channels and – no surprise (to me) – all of them express the same wishes.
Such a contrast with how some far-right hosts and pundits fall short of cheering whenever a non-far-right journalist is injured or killed. Some of them literally carried water for the assassins of that Turkish-American journalist whose name I can never spell correctly (Kassogghi).
Not the praying type, but I send my very best wishes for a quick and complete recovery.