[thechat] reporter fired for reporting

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Mon Mar 31 09:43:40 CST 2003

At 07:07 PM 31-03-03, Erik Mattheis wrote:
>"March 31 —   NBC and MSNBC on Monday said they had terminated their 
>relationship with Peter Arnett after the journalist told state-run Iraqi 
>TV that the U.S.-led coalition's initial war plan had failed and that 
>reports from Baghdad about civilian casualties had helped antiwar 
>protesters undermine the Bush administration's strategy."


"IT WAS wrong for Mr. Arnett to grant an interview to state controlled 
Iraqi TV — especially at a time of war — and it was wrong for him to 
discuss his personal observations and opinions in that interview," NBC News 
President Neal Shapiro said in a statement. "Therefore, Peter Arnett will 
no longer be reporting for NBC News and MSNBC."


I think that's fair.


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