July 07, 2003


Further to the story of BBC reporter Jane O’Brien, who left her boyfriend for an FBI agent she met during the the war: at least two Australian war reporters also ditched their long-term Significant Others for people they’d met while covering the conflict. These guys took their embedding seriously.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 7, 2003 03:03 PM

Well? Who were they?

Posted by: Gabor at July 7, 2003 at 03:41 PM

Not telling.

Posted by: tim at July 7, 2003 at 03:49 PM

Oh, come on.

Send me an email.

Posted by: Gabor at July 7, 2003 at 03:51 PM

Dirt, Tim, Dirt..that's all we ask...

I just bloody knew my "career" "advisor" (if that was their real job) were keeping the best jobs for others. Travel the world, look wind-swept and interestng and pull the birds, I'm so missing out...;-)

Posted by: Jake D at July 7, 2003 at 04:29 PM

Zsa Zsa:

Here's a hint - I doubt it was Margo Kingston. Unless the boyfriend was named Fatima or something like that.

I suspect one of the reasons the Beeb is upset over the loss of their reporter because she probably described herself as a Marxist lesbian on her job application to get the job. Or perhaps the sensitive new age min at the Beeb were hoping to score; after all I can't imagine too many wimmin would be willing to tolerate them.

Posted by: Clem Snide at July 7, 2003 at 04:48 PM

did the cia have any hint that this assignation was occuring?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at July 7, 2003 at 10:32 PM

Does anyone know how I can contact Jane O'Brien?

Posted by: Laura Kemp at July 10, 2003 at 12:31 AM