Monday, August 14, 2006

Two Fox News Employees KIDNAPPED in GAZA

Breaking Now....... It HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.....but still developing. UPDATES below....With News from Worldnetdaily on who kidnapped Steve Centanni and his camerman.UPDATES: FNC senior VP John Moody's internal message to Fox News Personnel. (below)

Flopping Aces has a post up on this story. (Curt's site must have went down, but I'm sure it will be back up soon)

Many of you may know who, reporter Steve Centanni, a U.S. citizen, is from watching Fox News. I do, and this is horrifying. My prayers are with them and their families.
Picture on the left is Steve Centanni and click here for his bio. Fox News announced earlier that they were working on their release.

Via Breitbart: 2 Fox News Journalists Kidnapped in Gaza
Palestinian gunmen ambushed a car carrying a Fox News crew in Gaza City on Monday and kidnapped two of the journalists inside, according to witnesses and Fox. "We can confirm that two of our people were taken against their will in Gaza," Fox News said in a statement.
A Fox employee in Gaza, who declined to give his name because he was not authorized to release information about the incident, said the two kidnapped people were reporter Steve Centanni, a U.S. citizen, and a cameraman from New Zealand. [read more]

Reuters is reporting: Two Fox News journalists kidnapped in Gaza: witness

Via USAtoday: Gunmen kidnap two Fox News journalists in Gaza City
"We can confirm that two of our people were taken against their will in Gaza," Fox News said in a statement.
****UPDATE****JERUSALEM – Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza Strip today kidnapped two Fox News journalists, including reporter Steve Centanni, to protest America's "involvement " in Israel's military campaigns in Gaza and Lebanon, leaders of the Al Aqsa Martys Brigades terror group told WorldNetDaily.
****UPDATE****FNC senior VP John Moody's internal message to Fox News personnel about the kidnapping: FNCers Kidnapped In Gaza: "Pray For Their Release. I Will Keep You Posted" --Moody
"The rumors are true: two of our employees have been abducted in Gaza. We will report this fact via our Israel correspondents. Do NOT do any other segments on it. Do not book guests on this topic. Do not comment officially and of course, not on the air, about it. DO pray for their release. I will keep you posted."
*****UPDATE****FNCers Kidnapped In Gaza: Tight-Lipped 9:57 p.m.
Fox News Channel is carefully and wisely limiting coverage of its two kidnapped employees. Since 2pm, when TVNewser started monitoring FNC coverage, the net has aired four brief updates about the kidnapping by Jennifer Griffin. Apart from those, FNC hasn't mentioned the situation, preferring to handle it behind the scenes. When Nihad Awad of the Council on American Islamic Relations prefaced his appearance on The O'Reilly Factor with an expression of sympathy, Bill O'Reilly quickly responded:
AWAD: Bill, thanks for having me and allow me first to share with you and your viewers that our organization CAIR has issued a statement demanding the release of the Fox crew who were abducted or kidnapped today in Gaza and we pray and hope for their safe return to do their job back to their families.O'REILLY: I just meant to tell everybody we are not going to have much more on that because we are, you know, in the process of trying to get that solved.
As Jack Shafer noted in January, "it's an article of faith for some that no news is the best news when it comes to kidnappings."
****UPDATE***AP reports 10:33 p.m. 2 Fox News Reporters Kidnapped in Gaza

Thanks Blogs for Fox and Gateway Pundit for linking this post.

Others kidnapped via Fox News: GAZA CITY, GAZA — Armed men seized four foreign oil workers — two Britons, an American and a German — from a nightclub, the latest in a spate of abductions targeting the petroleum industry in Africa's largest crude-producing country.

8-16-06 ***UPDATE***:click here - Gateway Pundit posted a video and more info on the kidnapping.

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