posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 12:03 PM
reply to post by Pervius
Do it! I'll watch your news channel.
reply to post by searching4truth
Yes. The building they visited was Gaddafi's compound and it was destroyed during some of the first attacks. I believe (although I could, of course,
not know what I'm talking about) that they said they were lead by Libyan forces which I read to mean non rebels. The only danger to journalists was
riding around with opposition forces in a country that could be attacked at any moment by a variety of countries.
How would they have known in time to stop the attacks? I'm sure the trip was arranged at least several hours to the day before which leaves plenty of
time to inform leaders.
I would have preferred a source we could all point to and say Bob said, so we believe.... Instead they use the generic military official. As I think
about this issue it begins to sound like it went down like this.... Fox says we don't wanna go. Private 1st Class Bob thinks Libya might use
reports as human shields. Fox goes with this story and uses it to their advantage. CNN gets pissed off or offended and reacts with the same, but
opposite, exaggerated claims of "Liar". The truth is probably somewhere in between. You can bet your behind that Libyan forces did not bring
reporters to the compound because they want to make sure they get the shots of all the good "we" are doing. They didn't do it because they felt like
the poor reporters needed a little mini vacation and tour a disaster zone. Whatever their reasoning is for setting up the tour (assuming they set it
up), it's not in the best interest of the reporters.
So, I guess what I'm saying is this entire headline from Fox and the response to it from CNN are both wild accusations with little to no backing and
may be based more on emotion from the reporters than actual facts. The CNN reporter was extremely upset about this. He seems to have taken it as a
personal attack. Or he's just really pissed off.
As for who's lying.... Neither, they both either exaggerating the facts or basing facts of feelings. OR, depending on your ideaology, they both are
because likely neither side is completely accurate and have allowed other things to influence their speech or behavior. If I make sense.
edit on 23-3-2011 by Larrelye because: (no reason given)