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Rick Leventhal (Fox News) in Firefight on air now.

Posted on 03/23/2003 8:55:34 AM PST by shadowman99

On air audio - live firefight.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; Free Republic; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 3rdlar; embeddedreport; rickleventhal; televisedwar
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1 posted on 03/23/2003 8:55:34 AM PST by shadowman99
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To: shadowman99
Who's he with and where? We're not all blessed with Fox.
2 posted on 03/23/2003 8:57:02 AM PST by bucephalus (Give War a Chance)
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To: shadowman99
Amazing...in an LAV, sniper fire underway.
3 posted on 03/23/2003 8:57:47 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (Let's Roll)
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To: shadowman99
Who's he with and where? We're not all blessed with Fox.
4 posted on 03/23/2003 8:58:13 AM PST by bucephalus (Give War a Chance)
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To: shadowman99
Marines light armored ..
5 posted on 03/23/2003 8:58:28 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (Let's Roll)
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To: shadowman99
What was the horn in the background?
6 posted on 03/23/2003 8:58:46 AM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: shadowman99
You could hear the fear in his voice.
7 posted on 03/23/2003 8:58:48 AM PST by sigSEGV
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To: Nita Nuprez
Its the hydralics that move the turrets
8 posted on 03/23/2003 8:59:13 AM PST by sigSEGV
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To: Nita Nuprez
That was intense. That hum.. They are saying it's the turret turning.. power of it.
9 posted on 03/23/2003 8:59:15 AM PST by Monty22
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To: bucephalus
He's with one of the division moving up through Iraq toward Baghdad. I don't recall the name of the division but he was in a tank and they were moving at a rate of about 300 km a day, at least the first few days. I think they were about 100 miles from Baghdad or well inside Iraq. Not sure where they are now.
10 posted on 03/23/2003 8:59:21 AM PST by Wphile (The debate is over. Let's roll!)
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To: bucephalus
He is with the marines. Lot of static in his feed, but you can hear machine gun fire. The loud noise you hear (he states) is the hydraulics that run the vehicle he is in. Heavy fire.
11 posted on 03/23/2003 8:59:24 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: bucephalus
He's embedded with the Marines 3rd LAR. Light armored reconnaisance.


They are the tip of the spear.
12 posted on 03/23/2003 8:59:31 AM PST by wimpycat ('Nemo me impune lacessit')
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To: Nita Nuprez
he said it's the hydraulics from the turret
13 posted on 03/23/2003 8:59:34 AM PST by CAPPSMADNESS (/ posting mode..... resuming stealth lurking mode....)
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To: Nita Nuprez
Rick just said it is the "hydraulics that power the turrets (sp?)"
14 posted on 03/23/2003 8:59:38 AM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: Nita Nuprez
I hear the horns too what is going on?
15 posted on 03/23/2003 8:59:38 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: Monty22
This is incredible to listen in to.
16 posted on 03/23/2003 8:59:45 AM PST by Herodotus
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To: sigSEGV
this is an unreal report, I have been listening to it since it started. these advancing troops are meeting the republican guard now. so much for the surrenders, wipe them out.
17 posted on 03/23/2003 9:00:03 AM PST by oceanview
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To: Wphile
All the firing is OUTGOING, not incoming.
18 posted on 03/23/2003 9:00:04 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Nita Nuprez
Sempter Fi! There bringing the fight to the Iraqis. Reporter saying all fire outgoing.
19 posted on 03/23/2003 9:00:18 AM PST by Iwentsouth
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To: ican'tbelieveit
This is so scary. I wonder if these reporters ever feel sorry they every got "embedded"?
20 posted on 03/23/2003 9:00:18 AM PST by looney tune
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To: bucephalus
NEED A LINK!
21 posted on 03/23/2003 9:00:35 AM PST by MattGarrett
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To: oceanview
WIPE THEM OUT Bump!
22 posted on 03/23/2003 9:00:42 AM PST by BenLurkin (Death to BA'ATHists everywhere)
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To: Nita Nuprez
I think, but i'm not sure, that indicates possible incoming chem attack. I believe it is a signal to put on gas masks.
23 posted on 03/23/2003 9:01:04 AM PST by Helix
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To: Herodotus
Rick said more fire going out than coming in. that's good.
24 posted on 03/23/2003 9:01:05 AM PST by itsinthebag
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To: bucephalus
Gun turret hydrolics making it difucult to hear him right now. He said something about "night vision" "behind us" "not sure if we hit it or not"

Numerous iraqis dug in nearby.

Position undisclosed
25 posted on 03/23/2003 9:01:09 AM PST by shadowman99
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To: shadowman99
It's a bit unnerving. The audio sometimes cuts out, so one is left with a repeated impression that it was his last transmission. Yikes.
26 posted on 03/23/2003 9:01:16 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: JohnHuang2
Thank you for that information. What a morning. I've only been awake for about 40 minutes and am trying to catch up. Most of what I've read is sickening.
27 posted on 03/23/2003 9:01:37 AM PST by Wphile (The debate is over. Let's roll!)
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To: looney tune
I think now they realize it is not all fun and games. But I am grateful for at least the Fox News reporters (not the ones they feed in from Sky News, etc). They seem to have a real appreciation for the troops and what is going on.
28 posted on 03/23/2003 9:01:45 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: areafiftyone
thats not a horn, its the hydraulics from the turret on the Bradley he says.

Rick says aircraft flying over now. Close air support moving in.
29 posted on 03/23/2003 9:02:07 AM PST by oceanview
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To: Wphile
Rick sounds strong now. God keep them safe I pray.
30 posted on 03/23/2003 9:02:12 AM PST by itsinthebag
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To: Wphile
You're welcome, friend. Keep your thoughts and prayers on our brave warriors.
31 posted on 03/23/2003 9:02:34 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: shadowman99
That's intense.
32 posted on 03/23/2003 9:02:47 AM PST by Imperialist
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To: Helix
I guess I was wrong. They're saying it's not a horn.
33 posted on 03/23/2003 9:02:47 AM PST by Helix
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To: oceanview
Thanks.
34 posted on 03/23/2003 9:02:49 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: looney tune
Oh, I am sure they feel sorry NOW... but if they make it out alive, there will definitely be material for a book...
35 posted on 03/23/2003 9:02:53 AM PST by ambrose
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To: Wphile
Lull in fighting -- just announced. Enemy may have been neutralized/destroyed. Not on the move yet.
36 posted on 03/23/2003 9:03:27 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Helix
He said earlier there wearing chemical suits. He had his mask under his elbow.
37 posted on 03/23/2003 9:03:28 AM PST by Iwentsouth
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To: itsinthebag
"they (US Marines) destroyed whatever was threatening us"...
38 posted on 03/23/2003 9:03:29 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (Let's Roll)
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To: shadowman99
All he said was south of Baghdad. God this is chilling. He just said all the fire is outgoing. He is in a light armored vehicle with a turret on top.

He has a porthole to look out of, and his photographer has a night vision camera, but they can't transmit the video.

Jets overhead dropping bombs on forward positions.

He sounds scared. He says he is in "uncharted territory" for US forces. He is close to the front (northernmost) area.

39 posted on 03/23/2003 9:03:31 AM PST by Semper911 (For some people, bread and circus are not enough. Hence, FreeRepublic.com)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
They (FOX News) seem to have a real appreciation for the troops and what is going on.

That's why our troops watch Fox News exclusively!

40 posted on 03/23/2003 9:03:36 AM PST by Magnolia
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To: Helix
I think, but i'm not sure, that indicates possible incoming chem attack. I believe it is a signal to put on gas masks.

That was my first horrible thought too, but apparently not.

41 posted on 03/23/2003 9:03:43 AM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: looney tune
The embedded reporters who are real people and not left wing fanatics will have made friends with military people who will rise in command structure.

The embedded reporters now have an idea of what our troops face in battle. Now they know of their professionalism and what they do not to hurt innocent civilians.

Embedding the reporters is good for them and the military. They now know that if they reveal a military position like where they are, that can cost lives of our people.

The man/woman who came up with the concept of embedding was a genius.
42 posted on 03/23/2003 9:04:57 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Magnolia
I know we all have problems with Geraldo, but he did a wonderful show from Afghanistan last night. Just brought tears to my eyes watching him with those troops.
43 posted on 03/23/2003 9:05:31 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: oceanview
Wow--at the end, Leventhal sounded exhausted--that must have been an immense rush of adrenaline during the situation, leaving him completely drained in the short aftermath.
44 posted on 03/23/2003 9:05:35 AM PST by NautiNurse (Usama bin Laden has produced more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: JohnHuang2
Constantly in fervent prayer.
45 posted on 03/23/2003 9:06:16 AM PST by Wphile (The debate is over. Let's roll!)
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To: NautiNurse
He started actually looking exhausted yesterday. You could see the circles under his eyes, and his complexion was terribly white.
46 posted on 03/23/2003 9:06:51 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: oceanview
Bring in the A-10's. Bring in the Longbows.
47 posted on 03/23/2003 9:07:10 AM PST by tomahawk
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To: NautiNurse
Wow--at the end, Leventhal sounded exhausted--that must have been an immense rush of adrenaline during the situation, leaving him completely drained in the short aftermath.

Not to mention the sleep deprivation factor.

48 posted on 03/23/2003 9:07:15 AM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: Grampa Dave
I believe it was Torie Clark - assistant press secretary at the Pentagon - that came up with the idea of embedding the journalists.
49 posted on 03/23/2003 9:07:36 AM PST by Wphile (The debate is over. Let's roll!)
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To: shadowman99
Tony Snow on Fox now calling Al-Jezeera on their bias towards Iraqi propaganda.
50 posted on 03/23/2003 9:08:00 AM PST by P.O.E. (God Bless and keep safe our troops.)
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