Fox News Crew Severely Beaten by Mubarak's Thugs in Cairo

Deadline.com reports:

FOX News Channel's veteran foreign correspondent Greg Palkot and his camerman Olaf Wiig have suffered severe injuries in Cairo while covering the unrest in the Egypt capital. Palkot was badly beaten and Wiig has a possible broken jaw after attacked by pro-Hosni Mubarak supporters yesterday. Both were hospitalized overnight.

Fox, out of concern for their crew's safety, didn't report the incident until their crew was released from the hospital.

Deadline.com also notes that Wiig was taken hostage for two weeks in the Gaza strip in 2007.

We'll see if the right-wingers who shamelessly delighted in the pummeling of CNN's Anderson Cooper express more sympathy for a Fox news crew.

Here's video:

AlterNet / By Joshua Holland

Posted at February 3, 2011, 9:48am

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