Skip to comments.An ABC News reporter is badly beaten in Bahrain
Posted on 03/05/2011 8:35:14 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
In another instance of what some Western reporters face while reporting on the spreading protests in the Middle East, ABC Radio News reporter Miguel Marquez was attacked during a protest in the capital city of Bahrain, while he was on the air.
During a chilling report, Marquez reports that government police began firing teargas at the few thousand people that had gathered in Manama's Pearl Square. At one point, you can hear Marquez getting hit by someone, and he yells "journalist, journalist" in an effort to identify himself. He repeats "journalist, journalist" several more times while unidentified people speaking in Arabic are heard continually hitting Marquez. For the next 70 seconds, with his recorder still capturing every harrowing sound, you can hear a beaten Marquez saying "I'm going" over a dozen times to let his attackers know he is leaving. He then says after he gets away and while out of breath, "I just got beat - rather badly - by a gang of thugs. These guys are not screwing around." You can listen to the very disturbing report by Marquez here.
The attack on Marquez comes after CBS News reporter Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted by a gang in Egypt, in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Logan, being treated back in the States, received a call from President Obama.
Tags: ABC Radio News, Bahrain, CBS News, Lara Logan, Miguel Marquez
But we’re objective!
Oh yeah, like they ALL understand the English language. Elitist arrogance on display!/s
Have they blamed Sarah Palin for the "lack of civility" yet?
Logan, being treated back in the States...
What do they mean “back in the states?”
Logan is not an American - she is South African.
Wonder if Katie Couric was measured for a burka when she was in Egypt.
Not sure why there are Freepers here dis-ing the guy. He is doing his job in a hostile place. And bravely, I might add.
Sorry he was hurt...but you know what is weird... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Marquez
Wikipedia has already updated the info so it has he was attacked...
Exactly what it is Frank!! You nailed it. Freakin’ stupid idiot reporters think they, (and dumbass abroad tourists’ also), can still move around the planet with impunity. Arrogant snobs. Do NOT leave the good old USA!!!
Sadly, the crowd was targeting journalists. Shouting “journalist” even in English was just target confirmation.
I don’t know about any of you, but if some guy was yelling “journalist, journalist”, I’d be beating him twice as hard with an ugly stick.
This beating happened 3 weeks ago.
Before beginning his journalistic career, Marquez was a researcher with the Congressional Research Service and then served as a legislative aide to then U.S. Representative Bill Richardson. Marquez is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
Just goes to show you...all the credentials in the world go out the window when you hit the street.
No sympathy here. He’s lucky to be alive. But for the most part, journalists are leftists, and leftists hate America. They are the enemy, and really, we are in a war but we are not fighting very hard. To me, it is Karma at work. Call me mean and cruel, I don’t care. But whenever we start fighting back it will be way past time.
Not so weird considering this article is a rehash of an incident that happened 3 weeks ago.
They know what they are stepping into and the risks of doing so. Hey, you step into a pit of Vipers you’re bound to get bitten.