Fox News overseas correspondent Trey Yingst talked about what it was need to cowl the Taliban as a overseas journalist on the underside in Afghanistan with Fox News host Bill Hemmer on “Hemmer Time.” 

Yingst, who’s presently reporting from Kabul, talked concerning the first folks he noticed when touchdown on the airport in Kabul had been “a convoy of Taliban fighters” in white vans. 

“You can see all the images you want online and in the video feeds and wires that you want,” Yingst talked about. “But when you see these Taliban fighters get out of the trucks…it is something that’s difficult to describe.” 

Yingst well-known that it’s troublesome to get into Afghanistan to cowl the battle, and he wished to get permission from the Taliban as a way to report there.


“Right now, the Taliban is trying to engage with the international community,” he talked about. “So they’ve been interacting with the media in quite a bizarre way.” 

Yingst talked about that Taliban officials requested him if he would cowl them in an outstanding technique, nonetheless that his obligation as a journalist all through the nation was to inform the actual fact and report what was taking place.

“Our role as journalists around the world, it doesn’t matter where we’re reporting, is, to tell the truth,” he talked about. “We don’t take orders from the Taliban when it comes to our reporting.” 

“The real losers in the media industry…are the local journalists,” he continued, citing examples the place the Taliban would beat or torture Afghan journalists nonetheless enable foreigners to report further freely for worry of a world incident. 


Yingst furthermore talked about that regardless of the Taliban’s violent historic earlier, as a way to report from the nation, you wished to see them as “human beings.” 

“Despite the fact that they may have a very dark past, they may have killed many people, fellow Americans even, you have to just treat them like people, give them a level of respect, and try to understand where they’re coming from in their conversation, but also remember who they are,” he talked about.

Some of those conversations, Yingst talked about, could also be “jarring,” relaying his expertise of listening to the Taliban brag relating to the variety of Americans that that that they had killed.

Despite the difficulties as a journalist masking the Taliban and the state of affairs on the underside in Afghanistan, Yingst talked about it was essential to know that the Taliban wouldn’t signify the Afghan folks, quite a few whom had their full lives and wishes taken away from them in a single day.

“While we cover this Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the people who pay the highest price are the Afghan civilians, who can no longer listen to music, who can no longer go to a play, unless it is about the Quran. They can no longer freely walk through the streets safe and secure,” he talked about. “They are living in an Afghanistan that is years behind what this country was, and years behind what it could have been.”