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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:50 PM
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CNN Correspondent Goes Ballistic Over Fox News Libya/Human Shield Report
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 07:24 PM by cal04
CNN Correspondent Goes Ballistic Over Fox News Libya/Human Shield Repor
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/cnn-correspo...

CNN correspondent Nic Robertson has a bone or two to pick with Fox News, which reported today that he and other journalists were used by the Libyan Ministry of Information as human shields, in a successful bid to block a coming, second attack on a compound in Tripoli, supposedly controlled by Qaddafi.

"This allegation is outrageous and it's absolutely hypocritical. When you come to somewhere like Libya, you expect lies and deceit from a dictatorship here," Robertson told Wolf Blitzer. "You don't expect it from the other journalists."

Fox claims their own correspondent, Steve Harrigan, declined to accept the invitation from the Libyans for fear of being used as a propaganda tool, and perhaps a human shield. But Robertson claims Fox did indeed send an employee on the trip -- not a regular news guy -- and that Harrigan has been asleep on the job since hostilities began.

"I see him more times at breakfast than out on trips with government officials here," Robertson said. "So for them to say and call this -- to say they didn't go and for them to call this and say this was government propaganda to hold us there as human shields when they didn't even leave the hotel ... is ridiculous."



video at link



CNN's Nic Robertson rebuts Fox News claims that news crews were lured into being human shields for Moammar Gadhafi.
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/03/21/tsr.r...
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missheidi Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:52 PM
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1. It's Faux News, after all.
I'm not too shocked.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:44 PM
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19. Same here, but I love that another network is calling foul on their propaganda.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:52 PM
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2. Fox spouting Republicon lies. As usual.
Not news that Fox is lying. Ho hum.
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:54 PM
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3. I'm shocked!
Well, actually no, not really.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:55 PM
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4. Wolf needs to stop....I gotta wonder where his "Well.." was leading too.
FOX is a piece of shit news and Wolf caters to them. "We're the only network showing Bachmann's State of the Union rebuttal." <---I'll never forget the pride in his voice.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:05 PM
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8. He's not the best and the brightest. ;-) nt
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:58 PM
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5. Nic knows that government sponsered journalists sip tea all day and relax in hotels.
The real journalists are getting assassinated and taken.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:00 PM
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7. RIP Danny Pearl nt
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:15 PM
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14. RIP Mohammed Nabbous and Ali Hassan Al Jaber. :(
Ali Hassan Al Jaber was a cameraman but qualified as a journalist by all accounts.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:32 PM
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22. Thank you
I didn't mean to leave anyone out. So many 'civilians' have lost their lives.

If I can collect the 17 remaining brain cells I have I may post a thread naming those who've died doing 'civilian' work in the war zones.

Anyone having this information please feel free...
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:06 PM
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11. Why not, when all you have to do is read the faxes from the home office when on camera?
And Dog help the country mired in revolution, but lacking a decent spa - no coverage.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:00 PM
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6. This is good.
kudos to Robertson for further exposing Faux News for what they are and their 'breakfast only' reporter. :rofl:

Robertson :yourock:
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:06 PM
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9. "the other journalists" ???????
He called Faux news people...journalists.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:06 PM
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10. Were there any palm trees in the background?
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 07:31 PM by Jackpine Radical
But then of course Libya does have palms.
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:09 PM
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12. One wonders why non-FOX News journalists aren't much more vocal about
the lies and propaganda pouring from the network.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:12 PM
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13. Fox News' little pallies won't like this one
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:17 PM
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15. If I was the guy that Faux handed a camera to, and told to get on the bus...
I would be plenty pissed.

If they truly thought it was going to be a human shield situation, it appears they were willing
to sacrifice the poor employee who didn't have a clue.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:18 PM
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16. CNN is SHOCKED Fox News Lies ?????????/
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:53 PM
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20. He doesn't want footage filmed and edited by the source but O'Keefe videos garner coverage?
:eyes:
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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:22 PM
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17. The unreccers have come out to play
I rec'd it at 18, it stayed at 18.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 09:48 AM
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28. I didn't rec or unrec, but I did see your post
You might keep in mind that this is a democratic discussion board, and people may rec or unrec as they see fit. Them's the rules.
You might also keep in mind that when you post regarding unrecs and nothing else, you effectively divert discussion from the topic of the OP.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:25 PM
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18. What "other journalists," Nic?
Fox News is a contradiction in terms.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:01 PM
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21. FOX News probably didn't have any brave enough reporters to go there.
Shame on FOX reporters!
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:46 PM
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23. Faux should send big talkin
Sean over there to do a live interview. :rofl:

If he's :scared: he can take O'Reilly with him for company. :)
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 03:47 PM
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32. Are you kidding?
Edited on Tue Mar-22-11 03:48 PM by bluestate10
Fox does not want to see one of their "men" piss his pants on camera.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:51 PM
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24. I saw that. Good for him.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:53 PM
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25. Steve is too busy blowing up fake palm trees to know what real news is.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 07:10 AM
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26. Fox already had their scripts written when they went over
What's actually happening won't change what they "report"
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 07:15 AM
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27. i didnt see him ballistic, he was mad though. nt
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 11:46 AM
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29. Because Fox News isn't news, but tea whiner propaganda
K&R
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 11:55 AM
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30. Shit like that does play well for the faux/bagger morons
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 03:43 PM
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31. Sooo. What is new for Fox News? Sit on their asses and make stuff up.
Their field reporters have learned well from higher ups.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 05:39 PM
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33. Kick.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 06:08 PM
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34. Remember when news was accurate? Or at least made an effort to be accurate? Not at Fox.
They'll report anything that makes the GOP look good and the Democrats bad.
10+ years doing this.
They have no shame.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 06:08 PM
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35. This is bullshit. CNN wants desparately to be like Fox and this is just jealously.
Mr. Robertson wishes he had the freedom to lie like the Foxholes.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 06:17 PM
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36. So what Nic. Foxnews doesn't care what you think or about facts
for that matter...someone needs to shutdown Foxnews and dismantle the Lies Machine that is hurting our country 24/7. Someday an ADULT will come along and change the things that hurt our nation and its people.

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