Journalists Featured In Movie 'Shock And Awe' On Missing Saudi Reporter, A Friend And Colleague

Oct 18, 2018

Former Reuters editor John Walcott and Reuters national security correspondent Jonathan Landay were part of a Knight Ridder team that reported on the lack of consensus about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before the invasion and war there. The team is featured in a Rob Reiner movie, "Shock And Awe."
Credit Anne Danahy / WPSU

A Saudi Arabian reporter who went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, but hasn’t been seen since, is the focus of international attention. Some reports suggest that Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed in the embassy, while his fiance waited outside.

WPSU’s Anne Danahy spoke with Reuters national security correspondent Jonathan Landay and former Reuters editor John Walcott about the situation. John Walcott and Jonathan Landay were part of the Knight Ridder team that covered the war in Iraq and whose work is featured in a new film by Rob Reiner, “Shock and Awe.” They both knew Khashoggi.