Skip to comments.Egypt crisis: Washington Post says its bureau chief, photog arrested
Posted on 02/03/2011 11:11:09 AM PST by tobyhill
[Update 8:21 p.m. in Cairo, 1:21 p.m. ET] The United States has information suggesting that the Egyptian Interior Ministry is involved in rounding up journalists who are covering the unrest there, U.S. State Department officials said Thursday.
[Update 7:29 p.m. in Cairo, 12:29 p.m. ET] The Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief, Leila Fadel, and a Post photographer, Linda Davidson, were among two dozen journalists arrested Thursday by the Egyptian Interior Ministry, the newspaper reported on its website, citing multiple witnesses.
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But I thought this was just a bunch of college kids having a sit in???
The bureau chief and photographer of the WaPo have been arrested?
Well this is preposterous!... if they aren`t charged rent at the jailhouse.
Unbelievable how naive these “journalists” are. They are playing with millions of lives with their biased coverage and they think those with the most to lose will respect their freedom to distort?
when a molotov cocktail landed on the balcony and forced them to flee their post. Greg and the camera man ran into a
mob of Mubarak supporters who attacked them. Greg and the camera man were injured and taken to a hospital.
I know it is wrong, but I can’t help myself: I am enjoying the way the Egyptians treat the smug US mainstream media. It brings a smile to my face and a spring to my step.
Most American journalists are extremely naive...until they land in a foreign jail/hospital/grave.
All the Egyptian security is doing is rounding up the Soros/Muslim Brotherhood allies...
Well then... the worst of luck to them.
I've said many time that those that pursue journalism are far from the best and the brightest, yet many people take what these morons say as gospel. That's how we got a kenyan usurper, who can't find his butt with both hands, handling this.
They may be able to systematically destroy my country without physical risk to themselves, but they're learning its a mistake to believe they can do the same elsewhere.
Whew! I thought I was the only one enjoying the pseudojournalist smackdown.
I've always said, nobody is all bad.
>> Greg and the camera man were injured and taken to a hospital.
... and I bet his hair STILL looked great when he got there.
>> Well this is preposterous!
Darn right it is. Hey... what if they round up all of our pseudojournalists and TAKE THEM HOSTAGE?
I can see it now...
“The Egyptian Pseudojournalist Hostage Crisis is now in its 2,371st day. President Palin again met with representatives from Congress in an attempt to fund the ever-increasing demands of the hostage takers, who say that unless the US doubles its payments, the pseudojournalists will be released, one at a time...”
Even execution would not be enough to wake up the WaPo.
These morons, and much of what was once America, still do not care who Daniel Pearl was.