Skip to comments.Fox Business Reporterís Cairo Hotel Room Invaded by Security: 'They're Going to Kill Us!!'
Posted on 02/02/2011 10:11:44 AM PST by Nachum
Covering the melee in Cairo as an American journalist has taken a turn for the worse in the last 24 hours. In addition to the dangers of reporting from an area where the government has failed to ensure basic safety, an alleged pro-Hosni Mubarak mob has infiltrated the protests and is turning violent on protesters and western journalists. Ashley Webster, the overseas market editor for the Fox Business Network, is the latest to face the threats from the pro-Mubarak demonstrators. On Monday, around 10 a.m. Eastern time, Webster tweeted the following:
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Lovely liberals getting a lesson in real life...
>> Imbeciles, where do you think you are, Israel?
Heh... good one!
WTH are US citizens doing there in the middle of a war?
I suspect some Muslim Brotherhood radicals have infiltrated the “Pro-Mubarak” demonstrators and are going to visit some heavy violence on westerners...simply for easily digested propaganda purposes. Anderson Cooper was just a taste of things to come.
I don’t believe anything these “journalists” are posting including Anderson Cooper’s “beating.” They are all liars but expect them to have Obama saving Egypt. This will be the headline.
Another “Wag The Camel” propaganda job.
Notice they are saying it is pro-Murbarak’s people who are doing the threatening. I don’t know for sure who it is, but, surely, it can’t be the peace-loving anti-government people.
What do you think in a dictatorship during a political uprising?
Security burst into our hotel room and forced our camera off the balcony shouting theyre going to kill us!!
He later added they were laying low and would be filing by phone from that point forward.
—————————Security burst in forced camera off balcony, who shouted they’re going to kill us?
well apparently not, he later added, they were laying low and would file reports by phone...
Whole thing sounds fishy to me.
Stupid liberals....do they think their “goodness” will protect them?
Looks like so far so good for this guy
It is not a war and they are stupid to be there. Idiots post here about going to Mexico. Mexico is far more dangerous. You could lose your head in Mexico (literally). Detroit and Camden, NJ are far more dangerous.
Drudge had a link to a live web news feed with Al Jeezzera (yuck) and the Egyptian Army were keeping people separated. It is not a big deal.
But.. Obama has instructed Egyptian security forces to avoid a violent response, which btw is often necessary to 'ensure basic safety' where large protests are concerned.
And at least the writers were honest enough to call the nasties "alleged" Mubarak supporters.
Yes. They are calling pro-Murbarak MOBS. MB demonstrators.
It is a joke. All the media are liars including Fox.
Seems like they were merrily broadcasting images from the balcony, and the security forces wanted them to stop, because they would be a magnet for anyone looking to stir up trouble.
“You idiots, stop broadcasting from here, they will see it on television and come here and kill us!” is what the security people would be sayinf to the reporters.
FOX Business is mostly not libs
Hope he has pockets full of baksheesh
How could they tell? Maybe it was the "Together We Deprive" T-Shirts?
Exactly. Do you think the pro-Iranian/Hamas leaders are stupid not to take advantage here? I bet their all streaming into Cairo now.
Thank you for the rare laugh in the midst of such a serious moment in history.
Well done, FRiend!
My friends MIL (American) whose deceased husband was from Egypt. Her MIL was a teacher in Egypt for over a decade and goes to Egypt once a year.
She is traveled to Egypt before this mess started. She was staying on the coast of Egypt before she traveled to Cairo. She had no idea this was happening due to news black outs within the country.....now she is stuck but safe (so far)
Why any American travels beyond our borders is a real head scratcher to me...
You may want to rethink that tip of the hat to the writers.
The implication is that those people were actually the secret police. (Mubarak’s)
It may have been your take that they were intimating that it might have been anti-Mubarak people trying to make Mubarak look bad. I’m not sure they want to make that case, being anti-Mubarak and all.
Imagine that. What in the world are Fox Business Network reporters doing in Cairo right now?
Being that Cooper is a known homosexual, I think real Muslim protesters would have killed him. Smells like a fraud to me.
Well, in this case I could believe it.
The Media is supporting anyone who takes an anti-Western tact - be they islamics, leftists, or whatever -- and wraps them in the fake gown of 'fighters for democracy' (aka, 'mob rule'). So if you are an islamic or leftist scum - you understand the Media is on your side. If you are pro-Mubarak - you're probably P.O.'d at the Media tools.
Of course I also acknowledge that you have leftists who will try to agitate, and you have Media who will lie -- so 'who knows' ... but I could believe it that the pro-Mubarak folks are applying most of the bashing to the Media.
However, I'm happy to retract any undue credit given to the western press. Their performance has been and continues to be farcical during this whole thing.
Wonder what the report was thinking? If you go poke a stick at a barking dog, well you may get bitten.
Given the media creatures prediliction for sedition, treason, pornography, drugs, hatred of private property(other than their own)any threat to their well being is ok by me!
I wasn’t looking for a retraction. SAT
Our current press is absolutely terrible.
My fave moment was when Shep Smith stated that this current unrest across the Middle East was like the Iron Curtain falling there.
And what’s worse, he didn’t get a moments grief over it.
When did Hosni Mubarak suddenly become a Good Guy?
Reporters are tweeting. So, I guess the internet is back on again?
Does anyone find it funny that these “reporters” are being attacked yet no one has gotten it on camera? I mean, itn’t that the whole point to being over there, isn’t it their freaking job?!?!
Prayers for the brave reporters... (Come on guys - when reporters are doing this kind of work - they’re not liberal or conservatives - they’re humans...)
I wonder whether MSM will consider their experiences in Egypt and revise their characterization of the Tea Party as violent racists, bigots, etc.
Exactly what are they doing? Sticking their nose in a country that is none of their business. I know I wouldn’t be happy if some foreign reporters were over in my country messing in my business.
These reporters are over there to make news, not report it, and a name for themselves. We don’t need them there.
I see that Yet_Again basically answered that question in #39. I would only add that if you look at the history of his ascendancy, you have to look at the circumstances under which his predecessor, Sadat came to power and the circumstances surrounding his assassination. A lot of Nasserites thought they would use Sadat as a friendly face and pull the strings from behind the scenes. Sadat did not allow that to happen, but took effective command of the ship of state. He entered into a peace agreement with Israel and withstood the censure of the Arab League for doing so. He was assassinated by hardcore islamists for his largely western-leaning views, and drew down Egypt's relationship with the Soviet Union while building Egypt's ties with the U.S.
When Mubarak came to power, he basically continued on the path that Sadat had set out upon.
Is Mubarak the nicest guy? Certainly not. I do suspect that both the US, and the average Egyptian will find that whom or whatever replaces him will be a lot less to their liking.
>>These reporters are over there to make news, not report it, and a name for themselves. We dont need them there.
So you’d prefer not to know what is going on?
I was watching Fox Biz this AM when this guy was reporting and the camera feed from the balcony. It wasn’t canned footage, people were basically right below his balcony throwing rocks across a ‘no man’s land’.
Sounds to me like hotel security tossed the cameras in an attempt to keep the reporters alive. My take is the mob saw the camera and was going to invade the hotel if something was not done. Good call by hotel security.
Stay away from angry savages shouting and throwing molotov cocktails. Egypt once had a civilization. No more.
Reporters running to these hot spots are as dumb as weathermen standing in the middle of a hurricane.