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Al-Jazeera Says Offices Torched in Cairo
cbs ^ | 2/4/11 | cbs/ap

Posted on 02/04/2011 3:49:00 PM PST by Nachum

(CBS/AP) PARIS - Al-Jazeera's offices in Cairo were stormed and torched and its Website hacked Friday, says the Pan-Arab broadcaster, while the top U.N. human rights official complained that media covering Egyptian pro-democracy protests are being arrested "in a blatant attempt to stifle news."

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera - widely watched in the Middle East - portrayed the attack on its office as an attempt by Egypt's regime or its supporters to hinder its coverage of the uprising in Egypt. Al-Jazeera said the office was burned along with the equipment inside it.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; offices; says; torched

1 posted on 02/04/2011 3:49:02 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Finally. Someone somewhere finally giving journalists what they deserve.


2 posted on 02/04/2011 3:52:00 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Nachum

The headline made me smile.

Now reporters can get a glimpse of the future if they push the US to civil war.


3 posted on 02/04/2011 3:53:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Nachum

Insurance scam ?


4 posted on 02/04/2011 3:53:19 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Nachum

There are no unbiased media outlets.

“Journalists” ARE combatants when they cover stories with propaganda.


5 posted on 02/04/2011 3:54:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: al baby

I am not condoning or encouraging violence. let me be clear.

But if someone beats the BRD out of Shep Smith on camera I will watch it everyday on Youtube for a long time.

:p


6 posted on 02/04/2011 3:56:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: bigheadfred

Man, I hate to say it but that is my immediate reaction too.

And I used to work for newspapers.

The contempt they hold us in and serve up on a daily basis-—often without even an inkling of just how offensive it is-—will be turned back upon them, in loss of business, loss of respect, even an absence of reasonable compassion.

They are tasting their just desserts.


7 posted on 02/04/2011 3:56:31 PM PST by dblup
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To: Nachum
I keep hearing that the Egyptian authorities are confiscating cameras, arresting and assaulting reporters and blocking reporting. Yet, the video feed and talking heads continue to broadcast from Tahrir square without interruption. I am sure there are some assaults and incidents, but I question if there is an overt attempt to shut down coverage.
8 posted on 02/04/2011 3:58:00 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Nachum

Maybe just maybe they are onto the FACT that the journalists are trying to stir things up, on the side of the rioters, wanting Mubarak out — and are IDIOTS and know not of what they speak.

Not safe to lie everywhere — we know how to blow them off, but the Egyptians just don’t seem to LIKE them.

If the UN is uptight, it helps clarify the situation even more.


9 posted on 02/04/2011 4:01:16 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: GeronL
There are no unbiased media outlets. “Journalists” ARE combatants when they cover stories with propaganda.

Too long for my .sig.

Pity.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

10 posted on 02/04/2011 4:02:38 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet, and nobody's been answering the phone since 2008.)
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To: dblup

I can’t stand to watch the news anymore.

I’m no English major, so I don’t really care about my syntax, composition, grammar, etc. all the time and I do errors, hillbilly, ebonic, whatever, when I feel like it.

But there is a LOT of crap out there.

I suppose if you can’t pass the fourth grade you can become a journalist.

No offense.


11 posted on 02/04/2011 4:03:18 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: dblup

I had a paper route when i was a kid


12 posted on 02/04/2011 4:09:32 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Nachum

Al Jazeera as well as Obama are pushing for the Muslim Brotherhood to take over Egypt.

Obama is a traitor to the US.


13 posted on 02/04/2011 4:09:32 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Nachum

What a shame!


14 posted on 02/04/2011 4:09:35 PM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: Nachum

Freepers predicted that journalists were going to catch it
because they wre going to Cairo NOT to reprt the news, BUT to carry Obama’s water, as they have at home.

That point was made in several interviews tha John Bachelor had on his live radio show on Thursday evening. He was telling them that hey,there is NO news to cover in Cairo (you are there to create propaganda in Cairo, and unlike in the USA, that can get you killed in Cairo).JUST GET OUT ( Do not be used by Obama , its not worth your life.)

Obama is puffing on the news...do this , do that..Do not attack protesters, do not attack the press..Mubarak can easily take care of this “protest”. If Mubarak wants it to go away, he just has to send in the army.Mubarak is playing Obama like a fish, just sitting back watching.They can only jump up and down and act like idiots for only so long.

Mubarak is waiting for the revolutionaries to turn violent or go away. If the revolutionaries turn violent, then they will be utterly destroyed. This is why Obama is so desperate, the revolutionaries WILL become violent eventually. Let them.

Buahahahahahahaha!

Play him like fish Honsni, Israel and the whole of Europe support you.


15 posted on 02/04/2011 4:12:02 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Nachum


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

16 posted on 02/04/2011 4:14:27 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet, and nobody's been answering the phone since 2008.)
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To: al baby

Me too dude.

I sold Grit, do you remember that?

I worked for daily papers later on when I went to college and temporarily...lost my grit.


17 posted on 02/04/2011 4:15:13 PM PST by dblup
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To: Candor7

Stay Mubarak!

Don’t let anyone or anything force you out of office against your will or against your better judgment.

Mubarak should do what he thinks is right not what he is forced to do.


18 posted on 02/04/2011 4:16:03 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: The Comedian

How about:

There are no unbiased media outlets, Journalists ARE combatants.


19 posted on 02/04/2011 4:18:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: bigheadfred

No, you’re absolutely right.

It’s after you do some learnin’ that you get the hell OUT of journalism....

Truth is I liked to write but couldn’t stomach the phony pose that I was some sort of standard that “ordinary” citizens were supposed to answer to. I ended up drifting toward doing only feature stories on people who did work I admired, or had written books I admired, or knew stuff about hunting and fishing that I wanted to learn.

Finally I just left the biz altogether...mister, the atmosphere in a newsroom is even more poisonously leftist than it seems on the page or on the air.

p.s. You “do ebonic”-—heheh...I’d like to see that...


20 posted on 02/04/2011 4:23:59 PM PST by dblup
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To: Nachum

Obama is bummed. Al Jazeera, Cairo, was on his favorites list on his remote.


22 posted on 02/04/2011 4:30:56 PM PST by macquire
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To: dblup

It is contextual. So If I get there, I’ll try to remember to ping you.

I otter slide some in since it is and being “People Who Need Special Attention and Axsknowledegment For No Apparent Reason” month.


23 posted on 02/04/2011 4:48:51 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: GeronL
Outstanding.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

24 posted on 02/04/2011 4:53:53 PM PST by The Comedian (There are no unbiased media outlets. Journalists ARE combatants.)
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To: bigheadfred

Zackly my fren.

An be dee shordest wok monf on de collander too.


25 posted on 02/04/2011 4:56:41 PM PST by dblup
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To: dblup

Only iffems ewe doan never has a job.

I gets my fitty dis week by 2 dis day.


26 posted on 02/04/2011 5:06:59 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Candor7
Play him like fish Honsni, Israel and the whole of Europe support you.

Really?
I like being on Israel's side - but I thought the bulk of Europe (not counting Switzerland and the Eastern countries) were primarily of the Surrender Monkey ilk ... That is, they would be supporting the "One"... I figured they were polishing up another Nobel Peace prize to give him.

27 posted on 02/04/2011 5:07:15 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid

The coldest winter in Europe for centuries. Oil is on everyones mind,and the surrender monkeys do not like to be cold.

Fundamental societal needs are hanging in the balance, Cid, and this is going to get ugly.

The surrender monkeys will not go to war....but they are excellent prosecutors of cloak and dagger. And the knives are out.The Mossad is not inactive, their motto: “ Anything is Possible”


28 posted on 02/04/2011 5:21:54 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: The Comedian

If the crap ever hits the fan in this country its good to remember that.


29 posted on 02/04/2011 5:27:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Candor7
...and the surrender monkeys do not like to be cold...

Hah! I guess Al Gore's Global Warming machine (he brings cold where ever he shows up) is going to have some positive benefits after all...

30 posted on 02/04/2011 5:48:57 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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