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WOLF BLITZER, HOST:  On another related - unrelated matter - maybe it is related

- I want you to explain what you know about this suggestion Fox News reporting that you, a Reuters crew, some other journalists, were effectively used by Gadhafi as a human shield to prevent Allied fighter planes from coming in and attacking a certain position.

Explain what you know about this.

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT:  Wolf, this allegation is outrageous and it's absolutely hypocritical.  You know, when you come to somewhere like Libya, you expect lies and deceit from the dictatorship here.  You don't expect it from the other journalists.

Why do I say that?

Because Fox News has said that they didn't send somebody on this trip last night because they said it was a quote, unquote, "propaganda trip."

They sent a member of their team.  He was non-editorial.  He was non-technical, not normally a cameraman.  He was given a camera by the team and told to come out and come on - come on the bus with the 40 other journalists who were there, who were free to get on the bus, free to get on the bus when they wanted, told us, when he was on the bus, that even he - this member of this Fox team, was surprised that their correspondent and the normal cameraman weren't coming out, that he was being sent - this isn't his normal job - that he was being sent.

So that's why I say what Fox is saying is outrageous and hypocritical.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Mar 22nd, 2011 at 10:13:03 AM EST
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