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CNN crews used as human shields in Libya?
TV Newser ^ | March 21, 2011 | Chris Ariens

Posted on 03/21/2011 12:44:49 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

As the cable news networks go wall to wall with fresh news of explosions and anti-aircraft fire in Tripoli at this hour (3:15pmET), Fox News Channel is reporting that CNN and Reuters TV news crews were used as human shields as Muammar Gaddafi‘s compound was attacked last night.

Pentagon correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported the new information this afternoon: “We have learned that British fighter jets had seven missiles. They were in fact going to be fired from tornado fighter planes onto that compound, but the mission had to be cut short because of the presence of CNN television crews and Reuters journalists on the ground who had been taken to the site by the Libyan Ministry of Information.”

Anchor Jon Scott followed up with Griffin….

Asked Scott, “Let me get a little deeper into the timeline — would this have been after the first two crew’s missiles struck, is that when the news crews were taken in there?”


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; foxnews; libya
Your move, Obama...
1 posted on 03/21/2011 12:44:52 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

And what’s wrong with that?


2 posted on 03/21/2011 12:45:54 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Beaten Valve
And what's wrong with that? forgot the sarcasm tag...
3 posted on 03/21/2011 12:46:23 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Beaten Valve

Ignore the presence of these additional illegal enemy agents, and bombs away!


4 posted on 03/21/2011 12:46:47 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Beaten Valve

oh well


5 posted on 03/21/2011 12:46:47 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Beaten Valve

She also has “reliable” info that the UK pilot was a member of the “far right American Renaissance”.

just kidding.

She still has credibility?


6 posted on 03/21/2011 12:47:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Beaten Valve

Sometimes fate hands you a gift...


7 posted on 03/21/2011 12:48:10 PM PDT by jonascord (The Tea Party just gave the Republican senators an ice water enema.)
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To: Beaten Valve

So many way to take this and run with ...... lol


8 posted on 03/21/2011 12:49:00 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: Vendome

I like it without the /s tag.


9 posted on 03/21/2011 12:50:51 PM PDT by digital-olive
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To: GoCards

Another opportunity missed


10 posted on 03/21/2011 12:51:39 PM PDT by wild74
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To: Vendome
"forgot the sarcasm tag..."

Lol, don't worry, I got it!

I'd actually like to more members of the MSM join the CNN & Reuters crew in captivity...

11 posted on 03/21/2011 12:53:52 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

CNN and Reuters? That’s about all they’re good for.


12 posted on 03/21/2011 12:56:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Beaten Valve
"CNN crews used as human shields in Libya"

They finally found something useful to do, become targets instead of attacking others all the time. Karma.

13 posted on 03/21/2011 12:58:25 PM PDT by jiminycricket000
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To: Beaten Valve

Really using the term “human” a little loosely aren’t they?


14 posted on 03/21/2011 12:58:28 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: Cicero

Don’t forget Shepard “call me Shirley” Smith


15 posted on 03/21/2011 12:59:55 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Beaten Valve
Remember at the beginning of Desert Storm, the administration was watching CNN to determine if the bombs were on time and on target.

Now CNN can serve the war effort again.

16 posted on 03/21/2011 1:01:07 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Beaten Valve

Reporters going into combat are no different from soldiers. They are all volunteers. Suck it up.


17 posted on 03/21/2011 1:04:38 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Vendome

I wouldn’t have.


18 posted on 03/21/2011 1:06:20 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Beaten Valve

That’s actually one of the better uses I can think of for a CNN ‘News’ crew.

;-)


19 posted on 03/21/2011 1:08:39 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Beaten Valve

Joke’s on Libya: we have lots more radical left wing journalists where this bunch came from. :)


20 posted on 03/21/2011 1:12:11 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

Yep. Maybe threatening to send them more would be more effective than bombing.


21 posted on 03/21/2011 1:16:51 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Beaten Valve

If it were the crew from FOX, the commander in chief would have ordered a double hit


22 posted on 03/21/2011 1:23:44 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Beaten Valve
... but the mission had to be cut short because of the presence of CNN television crews and Reuters journalists ....

Betcha they got the coverage they covet, though. Look, if you ask one of these LSM operatives who they are, e.g., American or what?, they'll tell you "I like to think myself as International, a citizen of the world...."......The just trot this crap out when the story seems to be losing steam so they through another log on the fire. Screw them.

23 posted on 03/21/2011 1:29:06 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Beaten Valve

LMAO The Duck has piss poor Judgment,like waving a Pork chop in front of a hungry wolf,Please Mr Duckie do not throw me in the brier patch,BTW you can add ABC CBS and NBC Lackeys to the pile.


24 posted on 03/21/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Beaten Valve

The entire world media that accepted the invites of the Gaddafis to tour Tripoli and surrounding cities were sucked into a transparent trap, freepers and others have been pointing this out since Saif Gaddafi first made the appeal and invitiation at a press conference when this started.


25 posted on 03/21/2011 1:44:51 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Beaten Valve
Bombs away!


26 posted on 03/21/2011 1:46:39 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Beaten Valve

“Fox News Channel is reporting that CNN and Reuters TV news crews were used as human shields as Muammar Gaddafi‘s compound was attacked last night.”

It was reported by Shep, so it’s very likely a lie.


27 posted on 03/21/2011 1:55:05 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Beaten Valve

They did not have to lull the CNN crew into human shield mode when they have a perennially willing all weather volunteer like Sean Penn to be strapped to a beam.


28 posted on 03/21/2011 2:17:57 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Beaten Valve
The Brit's are waiting until Ted Turner arrives at the compound......

....after all, Murdoch is a British subject isn't he...bombs for the "hometeam"!

29 posted on 03/21/2011 2:32:14 PM PDT by HardStarboard (I'm sure George and Dick had quiet smiles while watching the election results!)
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To: HardStarboard

The only reason I have no problem with this is because they probably volunteered.


30 posted on 03/21/2011 2:45:23 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Have you terrorized a terrorist today?)
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To: Beaten Valve

Send more journalists.


31 posted on 03/21/2011 3:29:02 PM PDT by abovethefray
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To: Beaten Valve

I doubt it. They probably volunteered.


32 posted on 03/21/2011 3:31:15 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Beaten Valve

Bama might allow it if they were Fox reporters.


33 posted on 03/21/2011 4:22:48 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: HardStarboard
The Brit's are waiting until Ted Turner arrives at the compound......

....after all, Murdoch is a British subject isn't he...bombs for the “hometeam”!


If the Brits were to knock off Ted that would be two things we should always be grateful to them for.

The other is burning Washington.

Our mistake was rebuilding it.

34 posted on 03/21/2011 4:55:53 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Blade Runner was set in 2019. Except for the flying cars and replicants we're right on schedule.)
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To: Beaten Valve

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Memorialized in song here =

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2692474/posts?page=1


35 posted on 03/21/2011 5:02:45 PM PDT by doug from upland (website reserved just in case: TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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