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Fox Business Reporterís Cairo Hotel Room Invaded by Security: 'They're Going to Kill Us!!'
The Daily Caller ^ | 2/2/11 | Jeff Poor

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:

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ashleywebster; business; cairo; egyptcrisis; fox; foxnews; journalist; mubarak; reporters
Imbeciles, where do you think you are, Israel?
1 posted on 02/02/2011 10:11:49 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Lovely liberals getting a lesson in real life...


2 posted on 02/02/2011 10:13:29 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: Nachum

>> Imbeciles, where do you think you are, Israel?

Heh... good one!


3 posted on 02/02/2011 10:14:26 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nachum

WTH are US citizens doing there in the middle of a war?


4 posted on 02/02/2011 10:16:25 AM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Nachum

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.


5 posted on 02/02/2011 10:17:42 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 02/02/2011 10:17:51 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: EBH

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.


7 posted on 02/02/2011 10:17:53 AM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: Nachum

What do you think in a dictatorship during a political uprising?


8 posted on 02/02/2011 10:17:58 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: Nachum

Security burst into our hotel room and forced our camera off the balcony shouting “they’re 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.


9 posted on 02/02/2011 10:18:11 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Nachum

Stupid liberals....do they think their “goodness” will protect them?


10 posted on 02/02/2011 10:19:19 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Nachum

http://twitter.com/AshWebsterFBN

Looks like so far so good for this guy


11 posted on 02/02/2011 10:20:04 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: ex-snook

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.


12 posted on 02/02/2011 10:20:48 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: Nachum
In addition to the dangers of reporting from an area where the government has failed to ensure basic safety

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.

13 posted on 02/02/2011 10:22:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Nachum
Ashley Webster, the overseas market editor
His name is Ashley? Really?
I thought GWTW was fiction.
14 posted on 02/02/2011 10:22:37 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Catsrus

Yes. They are calling pro-Murbarak MOBS. MB demonstrators.


15 posted on 02/02/2011 10:23:20 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: Freddd

It is a joke. All the media are liars including Fox.


16 posted on 02/02/2011 10:23:20 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: Nachum

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.


17 posted on 02/02/2011 10:24:22 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: EBH

FOX Business is mostly not libs

Hope he has pockets full of baksheesh


18 posted on 02/02/2011 10:24:28 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Nachum
"pro-Mubarek protestors"

How could they tell? Maybe it was the "Together We Deprive" T-Shirts?

19 posted on 02/02/2011 10:25:44 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (What used to be called treason is now official US foreign policy.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Exactly. Do you think the pro-Iranian/Hamas leaders are stupid not to take advantage here? I bet their all streaming into Cairo now.


20 posted on 02/02/2011 10:25:58 AM PST by Obadiah (Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen. He was #1.)
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To: Nachum

Thank you for the rare laugh in the midst of such a serious moment in history.

Well done, FRiend!


21 posted on 02/02/2011 10:27:49 AM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet egomaniacal. God help up all.)
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To: ex-snook

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...


22 posted on 02/02/2011 10:29:12 AM PST by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: skeeter

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.


23 posted on 02/02/2011 10:29:52 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Nachum
"According to his Twitter feed, Webster explained the hotel was warning the “pro-regime crowd [is] angry at cameras and journalists from the West.”

Imagine that. What in the world are Fox Business Network reporters doing in Cairo right now?

24 posted on 02/02/2011 10:32:59 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Frantzie

Being that Cooper is a known homosexual, I think real Muslim protesters would have killed him. Smells like a fraud to me.


25 posted on 02/02/2011 10:36:06 AM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Nachum
Quick! Somebody send in Wolf Blitzer. He'll know what to do!


26 posted on 02/02/2011 10:37:43 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: Nachum


The only solution is to send Geraldo to Cairo to do man-on-the-street interviews. By himself.

Or maybe with Shep Smith, too.


27 posted on 02/02/2011 10:39:23 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Catsrus
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

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.

28 posted on 02/02/2011 10:43:48 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: DoughtyOne
Well, the media has been intimating that the pro mubarak "mob" is laced with his security forces, too. So I guess I missed the distinction.

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.

29 posted on 02/02/2011 10:44:58 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Nervous Tick
Just came back from two weeks in Israel. Felt safer there than here in California.

Wonder what the report was thinking? If you go poke a stick at a barking dog, well you may get bitten.

30 posted on 02/02/2011 10:50:36 AM PST by pointsal
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To: Nachum

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!


31 posted on 02/02/2011 10:51:07 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: skeeter

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.


32 posted on 02/02/2011 10:55:31 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

When did Hosni Mubarak suddenly become a Good Guy?


33 posted on 02/02/2011 10:58:32 AM PST by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why act surprised?)
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To: Nachum

Reporters are tweeting. So, I guess the internet is back on again?


34 posted on 02/02/2011 11:11:16 AM PST by jimjohn
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To: Nachum

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?!?!


35 posted on 02/02/2011 11:14:15 AM PST by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: roses of sharon
Stupid liberals....do they think their “goodness” will protect them?

They do! Liberals think they are good little soldiers in "The Struggle" against capitalists and the rich, and that the protestors will sense this and it will be like Woodstock (except without the nudity, drugs and mud). What liberals do not realize is that this is about religion, specifically the Muslim religion, which does not tolerate anything else for any reason. Muslims hate anyone who is not a practicing Muslim. End of story.
36 posted on 02/02/2011 11:15:50 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Nachum

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...)


37 posted on 02/02/2011 11:16:37 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - World Disaster Map)
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To: Nachum

I wonder whether MSM will consider their experiences in Egypt and revise their characterization of the Tea Party as violent racists, bigots, etc.


38 posted on 02/02/2011 11:16:53 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer
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To: Elwood P. Doud
When did Hosni Mubarak suddenly become a Good Guy?

Well, he's honored the peace treaty with Israel. He has suppressed the largest organization of terrorists in Egypt (which has the support of some 60% of Egyptians according to polls). The viewpoint of the new government of Egypt is that the army should prepare for war with Israel. I'd say that in comparison, Mubarak's a pretty good guy. http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/muslim-brotherhood-tells-egyptian-army-to-prepare-for-war-with-israel/
39 posted on 02/02/2011 11:17:48 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: GOPJ

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.


40 posted on 02/02/2011 11:22:33 AM PST by beandog ( ,)
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To: Elwood P. Doud; Yet_Again
"When did Hosni Mubarak suddenly become a Good Guy?"

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.

41 posted on 02/02/2011 11:27:28 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: beandog

>>These reporters are over there to make news, not report it, and a name for themselves. We don’t 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’.


42 posted on 02/02/2011 11:30:14 AM PST by Betis70 (First the House, then the Senate)
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To: Freddd

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.


43 posted on 02/02/2011 11:33:23 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Nachum

Stay away from angry savages shouting and throwing molotov cocktails. Egypt once had a civilization. No more.


44 posted on 02/02/2011 11:35:19 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: Nachum

Reporters running to these hot spots are as dumb as weathermen standing in the middle of a hurricane.


45 posted on 02/02/2011 11:36:04 AM PST by HarleyD
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