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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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To: JohnHuang2
I missed this as was watching Rumsfeld chew a new hole in Wolf Spritzer on CNN. Wolf! The regime is OVER! Get it through your head! The Iraqi people live under a tyrant and we are going to liberate them!
51 posted on 03/23/2003 9:08:03 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: tomahawk
"Bring in the A-10's. Bring in the Longbows."

Sounds like they did.

52 posted on 03/23/2003 9:08:27 AM PST by blam
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To: NautiNurse
leaving him completely drained

And god only knows when they might get a chance to sleep again. These men, reporters included, are incredibly brave. I have a chill just thinking about it.

53 posted on 03/23/2003 9:08:49 AM PST by Semper911 (For some people, bread and circus are not enough. Hence, FreeRepublic.com)
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To: Wphile
She is one sharp lady. I read the WSJ article about her this Friday. What a blessing she has been for Rummy and the administration.

Thanks for the info!
54 posted on 03/23/2003 9:09:01 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: sigSEGV
Rick is earning his chops Big Time.
55 posted on 03/23/2003 9:09:12 AM PST by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: Wphile
Prayer bump...
56 posted on 03/23/2003 9:10:04 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/581234/posts?page=914#914)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
What did wolfie, aka, minature hotdog, say to PO Rummy. What did Rummy say back to this minature hotdog?
57 posted on 03/23/2003 9:10:25 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: NautiNurse
"Usama bin Laden has produced more tapes than Steely Dan"

You are a naughty nurse! The latter is named after a dildo (Burroughs, Naked Lunch) and the former a real dildo.
58 posted on 03/23/2003 9:11:17 AM PST by bucephalus (Give War a Chance)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I know we all have problems with Geraldo, but he did a wonderful show from Afghanistan last night.

Hopefully 9/11 brought him to his senses. His emotion seemed authentic enough last nite but I also know he's a great actor, a la Clinton. Time will tell once he returns stateside.

59 posted on 03/23/2003 9:11:29 AM PST by Magnolia
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I believe 9 11 changed Geraldo. No matter what a scoundrel he is,he's helping morale over there and over here. Go 82nd!
60 posted on 03/23/2003 9:11:38 AM PST by MEG33
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To: ican'tbelieveit
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.

I no longer have a problem with Geraldo. His show from Afghanistan last night was so uplifting and patriotic. He even included the prayer from the chaplain and boy am I glad. Our troops need it!

61 posted on 03/23/2003 9:14:14 AM PST by Lauratealeaf (God Bless Our Troops and President George W. Bush)
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To: looney tune
You know they must ask themselves what they got themselves into. I hope we just wipe the Republican Guard. If they want to survive they need to put their guns down and run.
62 posted on 03/23/2003 9:14:52 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace ((the original))
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To: Grampa Dave
Wolfie said something which was on the order of what the Iraqi people must feel that we are invading their country. Rummy looked extremely irked with him and got very loud. Told him Wolf! The people in Iraq live under a tyrant! The regime is over! Get it through your head! Wolf asked about a lot of things. Rummy said the missile which went into Iraq could have come from Iraq but still investigating. Later, it was noted that Rummy was truly sending Iraqi leaders a message OVER AND OVER in his words that they are OVER.
63 posted on 03/23/2003 9:16:05 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: bucephalus
Nicked this tagline from SNL weeks ago. Would never, ever consider UBL or Steely Dan a sex toy.
64 posted on 03/23/2003 9:20:11 AM PST by NautiNurse (Usama bin Laden has produced more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: MEG33
I think it is great that the press is able to go with our troops. It is so interesting and definitely inspires a bit more respect for what our military does.
65 posted on 03/23/2003 9:21:00 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I love watching Rummy in action. Everytime I see or hear him cut some snooty reporter off at the knees, makes me glad he's my boss!
66 posted on 03/23/2003 9:21:25 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: oceanview
He is in an LAV25 armored car, not a Bradley. We Marines use Harriers and F-18s for CAS (Close Air Support) not A-10s. Marines spend a lot of time working on the coordination of support.
67 posted on 03/23/2003 9:22:47 AM PST by jps098
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I just helpd with the "embedding" of a reporter that's gonna leave with a unit from here. It's amazing to see how their whole attitude changes from when they start their training to when they finish. Quite refreshing actually.
68 posted on 03/23/2003 9:22:55 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: jps098
Yeah the LAV and the bradley do share the same 25mm Bushmaster chain gun though. One thing you gotta respect about Marine aviators, they spend time in the mud like the infantry at some point in their careers. Makes the bond between the pilots and the ground pounders that much tighter.
69 posted on 03/23/2003 9:25:12 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: txradioguy
My brother is retired Sgt. Major in U.S. Army. He LIVES for Rummy's press conferences. hahahaha.
70 posted on 03/23/2003 9:25:48 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sigSEGV
Its the hydralics that move the turrets.

The sound is similar to the sound of the auxiliary hydraulic pump on the C-130, which controls the loading ramp and cargo door on the back of the aircraft.

71 posted on 03/23/2003 9:28:44 AM PST by magellan
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To: Wphile
I am actually in favor of embedding them. At first I thought it was stupid - but I now, everytime I hear fear and awe in their voices, I know there that they will be CHANGING the journalism world for the good, because they will know FIRST HAND what our brave troops do, and the babarism of our enemies. I doubt they will return to their old hate American ways.
72 posted on 03/23/2003 9:29:02 AM PST by Libertina (God Bless our Commander In Chief and our Troops!)
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To: txradioguy
I just helpd with the "embedding" of a reporter

Embedding the media into this conflict was an absolutely brilliant decision by our administration.

73 posted on 03/23/2003 9:30:10 AM PST by NautiNurse (Usama bin Laden has produced more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Even though, technically I'm in the media (Army Broadcasting), personally I can't stand the way these uppity reporters act. I had to deal with them in Somalia and 99% of them I thought were not only stealing paychecks from their employers but taking oxygen from those of us who needed it more than they did. IMHO! I have all the respect in the world for the reporters who had the stones to put their @ss on the line with the troops. The only thing I pray is that they don't do anything dumb that causes the military any casulties.
74 posted on 03/23/2003 9:30:37 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: NautiNurse
"Embedding the media into this conflict was an absolutely brilliant decision by our administration."


I agree 100%


ITN (British TV) is confirming that their "embedded" reporter Terry Lloyd was killed yesterday. Their families and loved ones deserve our prayers just as much as the soldiers who've lost their lives. For like our military, they too knew the risk involved and went willingly into harms way as well.
75 posted on 03/23/2003 9:33:33 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: txradioguy
I told my brother I was surprised how the reporters were staying calm during the action shots. He said "They haven't been in the real action yet."
76 posted on 03/23/2003 9:33:58 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The FNC reporter is beginning to find out what real combat is from what I've read on here. It's not all sweetness and light. And you can hear it in his voice.
77 posted on 03/23/2003 9:35:17 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: Grampa Dave
The embedded reporters who are real people and not left wing fanatics ...

Agree but not all embedded reporters are young, open-minded Fox News reporters.

Ted Koppel is embedded and was defending showing the dead Americans.

I almost vomited when I heard this. Ted is an idiot. There is a difference in reporter or photographer simply reporting or photographing reality. It is another thing when the official of a government parades POWs or worse shows off dead enemies as if they are a trophy buck.

78 posted on 03/23/2003 9:36:47 AM PST by magellan
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To: All
Everyone go look at the front page of the Drudge Report website, then say a prayer for the families of those troops. PLEASE!
79 posted on 03/23/2003 9:37:42 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: txradioguy
Actually, the dead ITN reporter was not an "embedded" reporter at all, but was one of a "free-range" variety who unfortunately found out with his crew that life without some protection provided by the Allied Armed forces is very dangerous.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/873074/posts

dvwjr
80 posted on 03/23/2003 9:40:46 AM PST by dvwjr
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To: dvwjr
my bad. Thanks for the correction.
81 posted on 03/23/2003 9:41:24 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: annyokie
Yep...Rick Leventhal and Greg Kelly are doing a great job. I hope their careers take off big time after all this is over.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

82 posted on 03/23/2003 9:46:00 AM PST by wku man
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To: txradioguy
I just said a prayer for all our troops and their families.
83 posted on 03/23/2003 9:49:18 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: P.O.E.
Tony Snow thinks Al Jazeera biased. Has he listened to ABC, CNN or MSNBC.....? Sheesh, just heard WABC radio call the murder of an aussie journalists as an 'accident'. Sickening beyond belief.

As for the embedding.......I think it stinks and it's a disservice for the families. The reporters are uninformed and put the real soldiers in harms' way........

Just my uninformed opinion, of course.

84 posted on 03/23/2003 9:55:37 AM PST by OldFriend
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To: OldFriend
I have already written a strong letter of complaint to MSNBC because I noticed that when Iraqi VP Ramadan was boasting that IraqiTV was going to show captured American servicmen, Peter ARNETT [MSNBC/Nat'l GEO] didn't voice a word of complaint at the news conference that taking or showing such a video was violating the Geneva Accords.

IMO, Lots of US and Int'l networks have a vested bias in seeing that US/UK Forces lose as many personel as possible because they personally oppose Operation Iraqi Freedom.

85 posted on 03/23/2003 11:14:20 AM PST by ThomWilkerson (Remember, for EVERY anti-war protester, SADDAM has murdered an equal number of Iraqis.)
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To: txradioguy
" I just helpd with the "embedding" of a reporter that's gonna leave with a unit from here"

What are the terms for the embedding? Besides the obvious restrictions on broadcasting strategic info-if an embed decides they want to bail-can they? If they can't take the stress or find they are now in a safe, liberated area-are they free to leave? Or do they have to stay with the units until the military releases them?
86 posted on 03/23/2003 11:15:16 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: txradioguy
Rick was the FNC reporter who had to get in or under a newstruck when the first tower fell - praying to survive the oncoming cloud of debris.
87 posted on 03/23/2003 11:27:10 AM PST by mathluv
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To: shadowman99
Rick Leventhal gives wonderful reports, doesn't he. He is my favorite, and he shows such respect for the troops. I hope he has a great career with Fox News.
89 posted on 03/23/2003 12:19:47 PM PST by LaGrone
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To: mathluv
Rick has showed dignity and integrity wherever he is sent. One of the FNC stars! Prayers for his safety!
90 posted on 03/23/2003 12:20:27 PM PST by OldFriend
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
I don't knpw for a fact what the procedure is if a reporter starts to suffer from shell shock....but I feel sure, IMHO, that there are procedures in place for getting them out. Most of these reporters know going in that it's not gonna be a cake walk and that point is re-inforced with some of the training they get before they leave. And I hope that the reporters don't start getting bored when they get into liberated and safe areas and want to start jumping ship. To me, that would bring whatever admiration I have for them down a couple pegs if they only wated to hang around my unit while the "action" was going on.
91 posted on 03/23/2003 12:59:32 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: Lauratealeaf
I think all Geraldo reporting is great, even back in the studio and last night's show with 82nd Airborne should have been required viewing for all schools in the country. It was fantastic. And, like you said, the cherry on top was ending the show with a prayer by the chaplain. The whole show gave me goose bumps and tears. I wrote to Geraldo and Brit Hume (he's the director of news) telling them how patriotic and helpful it was and thanked them for adding the prayer.
92 posted on 03/23/2003 1:27:39 PM PST by maranatha
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To: maranatha
I wrote to Geraldo and Brit Hume (he's the director of news) telling them how patriotic and helpful it was and thanked them for adding the prayer.

That is a great idea. I am going to write them too.

93 posted on 03/23/2003 1:29:45 PM PST by Lauratealeaf (God Bless Our Troops and President George W. Bush)
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To: Lauratealeaf
Fox News has Rick and the loud noise on again...
94 posted on 03/23/2003 1:31:10 PM PST by kcvl
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To: maranatha; HairOfTheDog; Corin Stormhands; 300winmag; osagebowman; Dawntreader
And, like you said, the cherry on top was ending the show with a prayer by the chaplain

Who was the chaplain??? Did they say who the chaplain was?? What did he look like?

95 posted on 03/23/2003 1:32:28 PM PST by 2Jedismom (‘And those who have not swords can still die upon them.')
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To: Lauratealeaf
I meant to add that Geraldo told about how he was on the streets protesting while soldiers were in Viet Namn. He said later he talked with several vets and they talked with him about how it had made them feel. Geraldo said it was to his constant shame and vowed that if he couldn't serve in the military he would do as much reporting as he could with and about the military for the rest of his career. He loves them.
96 posted on 03/23/2003 1:35:47 PM PST by maranatha
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To: Nita Nuprez
**What was the horn in the background?**

The turret turning.
97 posted on 03/23/2003 1:40:22 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: maranatha
Yes, that was impressive that Geraldo admitted he had been wrong. Now, after hearing the news that another blackhawk crashed in Afghanistan today, killing all six aboard I am doubly glad that Geraldo had such a rousing, patriotic show last night giving all the glory to the troops.
98 posted on 03/23/2003 1:41:48 PM PST by Lauratealeaf (God Bless Our Troops and President George W. Bush)
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To: Magnolia; MEG33
Hopefully 9/11 brought him to his senses. His emotion seemed authentic enough last nite but I also know he's a great actor, a la Clinton. Time will tell once he returns stateside.

Re: Geraldo. I don't think he'll forget soon what happened to his neighborhood on 9-11. He's mentioned it a number of times on the air, in fact just 2 or 3 nights ago he again brought up the fact that 70 people were lost from his community, and that a number of children were orphaned.

He's a changed man, I think.

99 posted on 03/23/2003 2:30:18 PM PST by texasbluebell
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To: 2Jedismom
Who was the chaplain??? Did they say who the chaplain was?? What did he look like?

It was a Major Watters. Not "our" chaplain, but I was scanning faces in the crowd to see if he was there.

100 posted on 03/23/2003 7:54:56 PM PST by 300winmag
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