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Wednesday, Jul 2, 2008, 1:35 pm

Get Better Soon, Brian!

By Brian Cook
First, the bad news: Brian Beutler, the Media Consortium's Washington Correspondent (and hence regular ITT contributor), was shot three times last night in a mugging in Washington D.C.

The good news is that he underwent successful surgery last night and is expected to make a full recovery. In typical wryly hilarious Beutler-fashion, his first words post-surgery to Addie Stan, his editor at TMC who he was supposed to file a piece for today, were: "Sorry, I left you high and dry."

Aside from being an excellent reporter, Brian is also a true mensch, so the staff here hopes that his recovery is as quick and painless as possible. In the meantime, he and his family will be in our thoughts. Get better soon, Brian!

Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.

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