March 1st, 2012
08:22 PM ET

Widow of New York Times journo Anthony Shadid: 'I'm a little mad at journalism'

Nada Bakri, wife of the late New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid, says she's "a little mad at jounalism" after her husband's death last month in Syria. She says it will take time to decide about going back to her own career as a journalist, the life they shared.

Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize winning foreign correspondent, covered the Middle East for two decades. He had been reporting from Syria for a week when he died of an asthma attack. He was 43. "It's an unfinished life," said Bakri.

Shadid's final book, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East, has just been published. Originally intended to be released March 27, the publication date was moved up to February 28 by the publisher after Shadid's death.

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  1. Michael

    I applaud the courage and strength of the Iraq War veteran and Bronze Star winner who returned to the battlefield after losing his foot. However, he was incorrect when he stated he was the first amputee to return to the battlefield. Douglas Bader was a World War II RAF pilot , a hero in the Battle of Britain and after being shot down, escaped from a German prisoner of war camp all after losing both legs in a pre-war flying accident.

    March 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Reply
  2. genebrady

    Give it a break and mve on. He died doing the job he was paid to do. It happens every minute in every country so why so much coverage on this? "We the people", were burned by both Bush administrations and fed bogus "Madison Avenue Propaganda" to get us into endless wars which bankrupted the WORLD........ENOUGH!!!

    March 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  3. Laurien

    Do any of you have any empathy? Any of you?

    March 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • afouf

      well, regardless of your believes, it is about a loss of a precious human life, maybe not to you, but it is precious to the rest of the world.
      If a preson can not have an empaty for the loss of any kind of life, then there is a problem with that person!

      March 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Reply
  4. colleenarn

    He died of an asthma attack. But I see in the news clips that he is smoking.......This is suppose to make us feel bad, again choices. I do not know the whole story of why he died, but to remain smoking when you have asthma is insane.

    March 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply
    • doug

      if you don't know the whole story of how he died, don't paint his recently widowed wife as trying to "make us feel bad"

      March 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Reply
    • Russmonster

      The article isnt written to make you feel bad. How you feel about it is up to you. but seriously, a person dies, and you're comment is "this is supposed to make me feel bad?" It's not about you. But maybe you should ask yourself why it is that you'd rather make a callous remark about someones dead husband, dead father, dead son, dead brother and so on, instead of, I dont know, maybe having a little compassion for the loss of life. It amazes and saddens me that so many posts are so petty and spiteful. I'm embarassed to think this is how citizens of the United States act.

      March 5, 2012 at 4:55 am | Reply
    • Juhi

      Asthma suxs! Cigarette smoking is addictive. Clearly, you have no sympathy for familial loss. I hope you never have to endure something that should not have been happened. Why do I have more sympathy for you a stranger-umm that's compassion. Explore your reaction. It's a little off.

      March 9, 2012 at 8:49 am | Reply
  5. Madeline

    When talking to Mr. Shadid's widow, I thought it was so inappropriate for Erin's countenance and manner to be so cheery and upbeat about such a sad, serious issue.

    March 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • carol

      Perky and cheery has stopped me from ever watching Erin Burnett

      March 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  6. j gordon

    Erin..... I enjoy your work but am critical of your show. Too many very short segments. For example...last night you had Sebastian Junger...an Afghanistan expert.....but you only asked 2 or 3 questions, and then moved on to a new subject matter. That's my complaint about your show. NO MEAT ON THE BONE SEGMENTS.......EVERYTHING IS SLAM BAM THANK YOU MAM. It is difficult to watch.

    March 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
    • carol

      Terrible show!

      March 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Reply
      • Ida

        What's more awful than her show is her personality!

        March 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Reply
  7. Linda Clarke

    Regarding Rush Limburg (not sure how to spell his last name), regarding his negative comments regarding women's access to birth control, he's been married 3 times and has no children. Either he believes in birth control or he shoots blanks, either way he doesn't look good!

    March 2, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply
    • Independent Voter

      RL is on his 4th marriage.

      March 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
  8. Name*hawaii bob

    EEE aloha! I don't get it, Y is this wahine mad @ the media cuz her old man bought da farm? C ya later E aloha hb

    March 2, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • carol

      You seem to be illiterate!

      March 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  9. Tim

    Is there no end to Erin Burnett's war mongering for Israel?

    March 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
    • togirl

      what on earth does that mean? I saw the video and how does that question pertain? All I saw was a woman made a widow long before her time mourning her handsome husband.

      March 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Reply

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