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An ABC News reporter is badly beaten in Bahrain
Radio Info ^ | 3/5/11

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abcnews; abcradionews; bahrain; marquez; miguelmarquez
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1 posted on 03/05/2011 8:35:18 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
But...

but...

but...

I'm from the media

and I'm here to help you!




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2 posted on 03/05/2011 8:37:23 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: My Favorite Headache

But we’re objective!


3 posted on 03/05/2011 8:38:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Oh yeah, like they ALL understand the English language. Elitist arrogance on display!/s


4 posted on 03/05/2011 8:39:52 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: My Favorite Headache
Thanks again, headache.

Have they blamed Sarah Palin for the "lack of civility" yet?

Cheers!

5 posted on 03/05/2011 8:43:19 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Logan, being treated back in the States...

What do they mean “back in the states?”
Logan is not an American - she is South African.


6 posted on 03/05/2011 8:43:26 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Frank_2001

Wonder if Katie Couric was measured for a burka when she was in Egypt.


7 posted on 03/05/2011 8:43:42 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Link to the radio report during the beating...

http://gawker.com/#!5762664/abc-news-reporter-beaten-in-bahrain-protest

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.

8 posted on 03/05/2011 8:43:47 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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...


9 posted on 03/05/2011 8:45:53 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Frank_2001

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!!!


10 posted on 03/05/2011 8:46:25 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: My Favorite Headache

Sadly, the crowd was targeting journalists. Shouting “journalist” even in English was just target confirmation.


11 posted on 03/05/2011 8:46:43 PM PST by DBrow
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To: My Favorite Headache
Get ready for more liberal hand wringing and endless angst trying to figure
out what the USA has done wrong to cause these people to hate us so.


12 posted on 03/05/2011 8:48:02 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


13 posted on 03/05/2011 8:49:18 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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14 posted on 03/05/2011 8:50:09 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Frank_2001
Oh yeah, like they ALL understand the English language. Elitist arrogance on display!/s

Ever notice how many of their signs are in English, rather than their mother tongue?

Wonder why that is?


15 posted on 03/05/2011 8:51:20 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: My Favorite Headache

This beating happened 3 weeks ago.


16 posted on 03/05/2011 8:51:28 PM PST by Doofer
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To: blueyon
From Wiki page you linked...Reared in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, Marquez earned an associate's degree from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of New Mexico and a master's in international affairs from Columbia University.

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.[1]

Just goes to show you...all the credentials in the world go out the window when you hit the street.

17 posted on 03/05/2011 8:52:56 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: DBrow

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.


18 posted on 03/05/2011 8:53:17 PM PST by webheart (Just saying.....)
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To: blueyon
Wikipedia has already updated the info so it has he was attacked...

Not so weird considering this article is a rehash of an incident that happened 3 weeks ago.

19 posted on 03/05/2011 8:53:28 PM PST by Doofer
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

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.


20 posted on 03/05/2011 8:58:33 PM PST by caww
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To: webheart

Moreover, Leftists are the enemy of any freedom-loving Arabs.


21 posted on 03/05/2011 8:59:37 PM PST by omega4179
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To: My Favorite Headache

If ABC News is reduced to using illegals for their reporting, I can’t say I really care what happens to them.


22 posted on 03/05/2011 9:02:23 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Hmmm. He was standing in front of an ABC TV camera with a mic. I think the crowd figured out he was a western journalist, and that’s why they hit him.


23 posted on 03/05/2011 9:06:16 PM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Shame. Really. Shame. No really . . .


24 posted on 03/05/2011 9:13:38 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: webheart
No sympathy here... journalists are leftists, and leftists hate America. They are the enemy... fight back etc.

Excellent points. You've truly raised the level of discourse here. This reporter deserved to be beaten for attempting to bring us and the rest of the world information on the situation in Bahrain.

I was going to point out that FR exists because there are journalists doing the sometimes-difficult work of observing the world and reporting their observations, and that the existence of journalism is the reason anyone on Earth knows what's happening more that 100 feet in any direction, but then it occurred to me that there's no use trying to reason with someone who's just said something as stupid as you have.
25 posted on 03/05/2011 9:17:39 PM PST by aNYCguy
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To: My Favorite Headache

A few more of these and the MSM might stop talking disingenuously about, and encouraging American tolerance of, the “religion of peace.”


26 posted on 03/05/2011 9:19:05 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Huntress

I am American military stationed in Bahrain. The situation here is really overblown. We are still here with our families and I never feel threatened, In addition, I have seen the Arab “youths” here fight and it is like watching a “dance off” or a Michael Jackson dancing video. You really have to be a weakling to get beaten up here.


27 posted on 03/05/2011 9:26:01 PM PST by ThunderStruck94
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To: My Favorite Headache

“These guys are not screwing around”

Guess he thinks he should get a medal.


28 posted on 03/05/2011 9:28:02 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
Marquez is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

I guess he was carrying the wrong two Victim Cards for the occasion.

29 posted on 03/05/2011 9:30:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: ThunderStruck94

Thank you for your service.


30 posted on 03/05/2011 9:31:25 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots; ThunderStruck94
Thank you for your service. I second that - from a sub-driver's daughter.
31 posted on 03/05/2011 9:47:47 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... Iowa 61)
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To: My Favorite Headache
A...Another.

B...Bloodied.

C...Corespondent.

32 posted on 03/05/2011 9:54:23 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: ThunderStruck94
You really have to be a weakling to get beaten up here.

Or an ABC journalist.

33 posted on 03/05/2011 9:56:22 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Semper911

There are FReepers dissing the guy because that is all some of them know how to behave. Does not matter who or why, or if it is warranted or not.


34 posted on 03/05/2011 10:04:27 PM PST by handmade
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To: My Favorite Headache

Oh Obama called so everything is ok with Lara. What a publicity hound that Ogoof is.


35 posted on 03/05/2011 10:04:46 PM PST by Pit1 (Remember Ft Hood, even though obeeeee thinks it never happened. God bless our brave warriors.)
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To: handmade

And then there are the real reasons.


36 posted on 03/05/2011 10:31:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Maybe these guys will start to figure out that not all cultures are all that desirable to import into our country.


37 posted on 03/05/2011 10:35:26 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: DTogo
Thanks for the response from several of you. My real point is that this guy was either asking for it or it was staged. The really “big” demonstrations that I have seen here have been “pro” government. There is something strange going on here that I cannot put my finger on when it comes to coverage of this event. It seems that outside coverage of this in American media is not fair toward the government here. I have been all over the Arab world the past 24 years and Bahrain is actually a nice place compared with what I have seen. If a Bahraini citizen actually wants to get up in the morning and work, he/she has a lot of opportunity. Truth is, this is a very lazy culture and most of these anti-government types want something for nothing.
38 posted on 03/05/2011 11:09:30 PM PST by ThunderStruck94
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Truth is, this is a very lazy culture and most of these anti-government types want something for nothing.

Wow, something in common with large segments of America!

Sounds similar to the recent protests in London that took place in a relatively small area near Parliament, but the American media made it look like a huge mob.

39 posted on 03/05/2011 11:18:34 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

“REARED in Santa Rosa, New Mexico”,to name just one!


40 posted on 03/05/2011 11:30:37 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: My Favorite Headache

Standing around in the midst of a war is about as intelligent as standing outside in a tornado.


41 posted on 03/05/2011 11:44:16 PM PST by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“Don’t you know who I AM?”

This is a good education for these media elites.


42 posted on 03/06/2011 12:36:05 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The "11th Commandment" applies to Republicans, not RINOs.)
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To: bill1952
"What do they mean “back in the states?” Logan is not an American - she is South African."

She works for CBS and she lives in Washington DC with her American husband and children.

43 posted on 03/06/2011 1:09:01 AM PST by Mila
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To: My Favorite Headache
Was Marquez in the middle of a Tea Party Rally?


I didn't think so.


Funny how those pampered leftists think about their jobs in the USA
and how they somehow think the rest of the world surrounds them.

Dumb Ass...

44 posted on 03/06/2011 1:15:50 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: Iron Munro
Your humor is darker then I can appreciate.

Please don't do that.

45 posted on 03/06/2011 1:18:48 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: Iron Munro

The following is a very good article by a child psychologist in Denmark who has intensely studied Muslim criminals. It answers a lot of questions and yes, Islam appears to be the root of this evil.

A Muslim Upbringing and Terrorism

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2684169/posts

“...Western children are brought up to think that anger is a negative thing and that showing anger is embarrassing...It is a sign of lack of control, joy and ability to do what one wants...Muslim children on the contrary are to a high degree taught that anger and aggression is a socially acceptable tool for handling conflicts and expressing frustration. These clinical observations are supported by a major study done by the German University of Lower Saxony involving intense interviews with 45,000 children between 14 and 16 years of age.”


46 posted on 03/06/2011 1:27:32 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: DBrow

“Shouting “journalist” even in English was just target confirmation”

But only if the crowd understood what the hell he was saying.


47 posted on 03/06/2011 4:08:50 AM PST by Levante
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To: blueyon

Wikipedia reacts very fast to update an article in some cases. I have seen updates within hours of events happening.


48 posted on 03/06/2011 4:15:08 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

“——member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.”

Being a pervert in a Muslim country is living dangerously!! No sympathies here.


49 posted on 03/06/2011 5:25:37 AM PST by texican01
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To: My Favorite Headache

The MSM has a false sence of security and detatchment from reality. They think that by saying “journalist” they will be safe but in reality it’s like telling somebody that a lying backstabbing liberal scumbag is in their prescence which is why he was attacked.


50 posted on 03/06/2011 5:49:28 AM PST by eaglestar
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