What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 15, 2006

FOX News Gives $2 Million to Terrorists

Don't we declare folks who give money to terrorists to be enemy combatants?

Does this mean that we can expect to see Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly waterboarded . . . soon . . . please?

From World Net Daily:
Fox News reporters freed for $2 million
Terrorists used cash for arms to 'hit Zionists,' payment said to encourage more abductions

JERUSALEM – Palestinian terror groups and security organizations in the Gaza Strip received $2 million from a United States source in exchange for the release of Fox News employees Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, who were kidnapped here last summer, a senior leader of one of the groups suspected of the abductions told WND.

The terror leader, from the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees, said his organization's share of the money was used to purchase weapons, which he said would be utilized "to hit the Zionists."

He said he expects the payments for Centanni and Wiig's freedom will encourage Palestinian groups to carry out further kidnappings.


A spokeswoman for Fox News Channel told WND she could not provide an official statement about whether Fox was aware of money paid to free its two employees.

A source at Fox told WND many parties were involved with the freedom of Centanni and Wiig, including the U.S. government, and that it was possible money was paid.

A State Department spokesman said his agency did not pay for the release of the Fox News employees.

Hmmm...I thought FOX News was against any negotiating with terrorists?

What will we tell the children?


xranger said...

No negotiation is the policy of the US government.

Private companies can do whatever they want.

Keep digging...

Shawn said...

And if this had been, say, MSNBC or CNN, you'd have screamed blue murder.

Keep spinning...


EdHeath said...

Well, xranger's point is somewhat well taken, I think Fox News is against official negotiation by governemnts with terrorists, as opposed to private negotiation with kidnappers who are also terrorists.
I have to say the tone of the original post is somewhat troubling to me. I think it would be perfectly fair to speculate that Fox had to pay a premium for its conservative reporting and stance.
I think if Mssrs Wiig or Centanni have children, the children would want to be told their fathers are coming home. Remember, it was Bush who said vote for the democrats is a vote for terrorists, and democrats want to distinguish themselves from that kind of rhetoric, right?

Anonymous said...

FoxNews was against negotiating with the terrorists before they were for it.