The scoop

CNN cameraman faces gun, has camera smashed in Libya hotel

By staff
March 27, 2011 5:37 p.m. EDT

Government: Libyan woman who alleged rape to journalists released

By the CNN Wire Staff
March 27, 2011 6:22 p.m. EDT



A journalist/news organization’s ultimate dream come true: the super, horrifying breaking news story rushing into your lap.

How lucky!


Not only does this Libyan woman have the ultimate source’s experience/report to tell, but she is also willing and able to tell it to the world [able despite the trauma of a gang rape], and she happens to know where the foreign press resides, AND she is strong enough to break into the building, past security and all [SuperWoman, truly], AND she happens to know English enough¬† to recount her story to the foreign press.

No really, how fortunate all this is, all things considered.

Is it just me, or our news media is feeling increasingly like spectacle?…

[Please note, CNN could not independently confirm her story].

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