In an ABCNews.com essay, Dean Reynolds explains how “fixers,” like the two ABC journalists killed yesterday, protect war reporters.
“In my nearly nine years in the Middle East, fixers — including my camera crews — literally saved my life. They got the shots, the soundbites, the tips that were turned into stories. I got many pats on the back for my work as a result. The fixers may have gotten a phone call from higher-ups once a year. Pay? Not great, but working for us was probably a better job than most jobs in their native lands.
I would tell you their names, but you wouldn’t know them.”