Now that the Uighurs from Guantanamo Bay are getting shipped off to exile in the island paradise of Palau, someone's got to cover their arrival, right? So which lucky bastards from dying dinosaur media companies get to go?
Palau is among the world's most spectacular diving and snorkelling destinations. It features coral reefs, blue holes, wartime wrecks, hidden caves and tunnels, more than 60 vertical drop-offs to play with, and an astonishing spectrum of coral, fish, and rare sea creatures.... But you don't have to get wet to enjoy Palau. On land the republic embraces Micronesia's richest flora and fauna: exotic birds fly around the islands, crocodiles slip through the mangrove swamps and orchids sprout profusely in backyards.
Sounds nice. Which undeserving hack at your news organization is getting an expenses-paid trip there while your cubicle-mates get laid off and your 401k continues its free-fall? Let us know. We know it's inappropriate for you to openly resent them, since it's obviously an important story and reporters rightly need to talk to these people and find out why they were detained and how they were treated in Guantanamo. So we'll resent them for you.
[Photo by Jenny Huang via Flickr.]