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Fox Cameraman Assists in Saving Marine
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Posted on 08/04/2008 5:12:16 PM PDT by newbie2008

A FOX News cameraman helped save the life of an injured Marine in Afghanistan — and was injured himself — when the armored Humvee convoy he was traveling in was struck by a roadside bomb Sunday night in the Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold. Two U.S. Marines were badly injured when the improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy. Though FOX News cameraman Chris Jackson was injured in the blast, he went back to the burning vehicle to rescue one of the Marines. "The cabin was on fire and I jumped out," said Jackson in a report filed immediately following the attack. "I went, grabbed the sergeant out of the shotgun seat, pulled him out."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; christopherjackson; foxnews; ied; iraq; journalist; marines; rescue; supportthemission; supportthetroops

1 posted on 08/04/2008 5:12:16 PM PDT by newbie2008
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To: newbie2008

God bless Chris Jackson.


2 posted on 08/04/2008 5:14:28 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: newbie2008
Imagine someone from CNN doing that...

I can't...

3 posted on 08/04/2008 5:15:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (when did the circus freak show escape and take over the entire world?)
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To: newbie2008

This is a great story and somehow I just can’t see somebody from CBSNBCABCMANBCCNN doing this.


4 posted on 08/04/2008 5:16:21 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: newbie2008

Kudos. There are civilian medals that can be awarded. Has to go thru his local congress critter ( I believe), whoever that is.


5 posted on 08/04/2008 5:17:21 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right)
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To: newbie2008

the Fox News cameraman is a HERO!

...somehow i can’t picture dan rather, keith olbermann or anyone from the NY Times doing the same thing if they were in that position

...OR for that matter, i doubt they’d even cover the story on their own newscast/newspaper


6 posted on 08/04/2008 5:18:12 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: newbie2008

I saw this earlier, very brave cameraman who did what he should instead of acting PC. Ollie North was in a nearby vehicle, if this is the same incident.


7 posted on 08/04/2008 5:18:22 PM PDT by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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if anyone knows how to “resize” an image in a post;
his HUGE picture can be found here:
http://foxtracker.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/fox-news-cameraman-christopher-jackson.jpg


8 posted on 08/04/2008 5:20:04 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: newbie2008

Dan Rather could of known the IED was up ahead and he would not of said a word. Objective journalism.


9 posted on 08/04/2008 5:21:54 PM PDT by BBell
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To: newbie2008
"Pesky IEDs"? Pesky??? Sorry, Where does Fox find their news readers?
10 posted on 08/04/2008 5:22:22 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF ("Gun Control" is not about the guns. "Illegal Immigration" is not about the immigration)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Imagine someone from CNN doing that...”

Someone from CNN would probably have been on the detonator.


11 posted on 08/04/2008 5:22:31 PM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Tarpon
Ollie North was in a nearby vehicle, if this is the same incident.

It was -- he was traveling with North, for Fox. North was further back in the convoy, though.

Good man!

12 posted on 08/04/2008 5:25:39 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: muir_redwoods
"This is a great story and somehow I just can’t see somebody from CBSNBCABCMANBCCNN doing this."

I can imagine someone from those alphabets picking up their camera and trying to turn it on so they could film a US Marine being burned, but saving their life? I couldn't imagine that in a million years.

But a million years is a long time. Maybe then the alphabets won't hate America like they do now.

13 posted on 08/04/2008 5:32:54 PM PDT by libs_kma (NOBAMA. Keep the change)
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To: Repeal The 17th
I resized it and uploaded it elsewhere:

If you re-size it in HTML, it doesn't save any bandwidth.

14 posted on 08/04/2008 5:33:10 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: PLMerite

meanwhile the MSM was embedded with the terrorists

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5158-2004May31.html

Embedded With the Resistance
Iraqi ‘Terrorists’ Tell Their Story in Harper’s
By Peter Carlson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 1, 2004; Page C01

When reporter Patrick Graham asked his Iraqi friend Mohammed why he was fighting against the Americans, Mohammed said he was inspired by the Mel Gibson movie “Braveheart.”

“Did you see ‘Braveheart’?” he asked Graham. “They throw out the British and the corrupt nobles. It is about hope. The people in the movie want freedom and so do we.”

Graham’s article — “Beyond Fallujah: A Year With the Iraqi Resistance,” in the June issue of Harper’s magazine — is the most nuanced portrait I’ve yet read about the men who are fighting us in Iraq. They are, Graham reveals, more complex and more human than you’d gather from media oversimplifications about “terrorists” and “Saddam loyalists.”


15 posted on 08/04/2008 5:35:44 PM PDT by edzo4
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To: newbie2008

Good for the FOX reporter.

Had this been CBSNBCABCMANBCCNN , we would simply be viewing the death of another one of our troops.


16 posted on 08/04/2008 5:38:11 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: BBell

17 posted on 08/04/2008 5:40:23 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: profit_guy

All of the above would have shit themselves when the IED went off...help an American serviceman...but we ar citizens of the world...


18 posted on 08/04/2008 5:41:58 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: Rumplemeyer

A true hero would have sh*t himself without missing a stride and did what needed to be done, then shook like hell afterwards.

Point being he can overcome the fear, not many people can without being forced to by others.


19 posted on 08/04/2008 5:51:33 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: edzo4; All
"...They are, Graham reveals, more complex and more human than you’d gather from media oversimplifications about “terrorists” and “Saddam loyalists.”..."

Boy. Where to begin with that. The media thinks that anyone who takes a concrete stand on something is a one-dimensional rube. Most liberals think that.

It is their inoculation against having to having to be judgmental...and there is no greater sin to liberals than to be judgmental of someone else.

God forbid we should jump to conclusions about people who go into a town, capture all the policemen getting ready to serve their community, line them up and behead them all on camera, then after throwing the severed heads through the windows of key people in the town, round up and kill innocent townspeople just trying to live their lives.

We are so "black and white" for thinking there is anything untoward about that, so "un-nuanced".

And those guys who set off bombs in crowded marketplaces or crowds of worshipers, well...they have their reasons for doing that.

Stuff like this makes me do a slow burn towards liberals, since most of the committed ones believe this implicitly.

Their relativism is a cancer...a scummy, stinking cancer on our society.

20 posted on 08/04/2008 5:59:29 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: newbie2008

Blessings on him.


21 posted on 08/04/2008 6:00:33 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: edzo4; All

MOHAMMED: “Did you see ‘Braveheart’? They throw out the British and the corrupt nobles. It is about hope. The people in the movie want freedom and so do we.”

PATRICK GRAHAM: “Well. This is a side of you guys the American public doesn’t get exposed to. A lot of those people are just too shallow to form the right conclusions about your struggle. From your comments, I see that you have more in common with our Founding Fathers in America than any of our military personnel or leaders do. That’s very admirable. I think...”

MOHAMMED: “Excuse me. I always have difficulty sawing through the vertebrae in the neck. If my wife, who I love dearly would just do as I say and sharpen these knives every night, I wouldn’t have these problems. I can take care of her later. Just give me a second while I finish up here...”


22 posted on 08/04/2008 6:07:29 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: newbie2008

Bernard Shaw is distressed.


23 posted on 08/04/2008 6:17:48 PM PDT by relictele
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To: the invisib1e hand

That would be a good promo” “Fox News puts humanity ahead of politics”

or
“Fox News actually cares about the troops while CNN likes to see them die”


24 posted on 08/04/2008 6:18:33 PM PDT by freeplancer
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To: newbie2008; Repeal The 17th; Izzy Dunne; rlmorel
I like this one better. Thank you Chris Jackson!


25 posted on 08/04/2008 6:36:36 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: newbie2008

So much for being objective...


26 posted on 08/04/2008 6:48:50 PM PDT by shekkian
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To: the invisib1e hand

nope, cnn would have taped him burning up

(policy of neutrality, non-intervention)


27 posted on 08/04/2008 6:58:26 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: Izzy Dunne; Repeal The 17th
Thanks; but that raises a question based on your comment "If you re-size it in HTML, it doesn't save any bandwidth." --

The original large image shows 3456 x 2304 pixels, scaled by my Firefox to 822 x 548 @ 23% -- at 254.11KB.

Your smaller image is 6640 x 426 pixels -- at 426.49KB.

Seems the original had less bandwidth than yours; the original was a JPG, and yours a PNG. Does compressing the size increase the KB, or is it a function of the type of file?

28 posted on 08/04/2008 7:02:03 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank
Interesting.

If you look at the original pic, it's around 256 KB.

My comment was based on the fact that if you use the WIDTH= and HEIGHT= attributes to adjust a picture (which is what I assumed was meant by “resize an image in a post"), then the picture is sent in original size to your browser and then scaled to the specified size, so you don't save any bytes transmitted.

My GraphicConverter was accidentally left on PNG output, so it converted the JPG into PNG, and thereby increased its size. (PNG is better suited for line-drawings, and screenshots).

Mea culpa.

29 posted on 08/04/2008 7:14:25 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: muir_redwoods

I recall not too long ago, two anchor-critters said they would do nothing to warn or help Americans if they know they were in danger.


30 posted on 08/04/2008 7:19:31 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Izzy Dunne

No problem. I suspected that the difference was solely because of the different file-type outputs, but wasn’t sure. It didn’t, in this case, seem to make any difference in the clarity of the image, but then my specs need replacing anyway! The more I learn the less I know. :^)


31 posted on 08/04/2008 7:20:30 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

CNN would just film him dying. Then show the gruesome footage. Can’t choose sides, doncha know.


32 posted on 08/04/2008 7:48:18 PM PDT by Huck (A Teddy Roosevelt wannabe is better than a Che Guevara wannabe.)
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To: muir_redwoods

chris matthews would be at home, with his tingly leg


33 posted on 08/04/2008 8:23:37 PM PDT by machogirl
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