Did CNN Put Mumbai Terror Victims in Danger By Reporting Their Hiding Places?

A couple from South Wales, England, are claiming that CNN had broadcast their position compromising their safety while they hid from the Islamic terrorists that roamed the streets and hotels of Mumbai, India killing tourists as they went.

WalesOnline posted a story headlined, “We thought we were safe… then CNN stepped in!,” wherein a couple that safely escaped the terror attack scolded CNN for it’s ethical lapse.

A SOUTH Wales couple caught in the Mumbai terror attacks claimed last night that CNN put their lives at risk by broadcasting where they were.

Lynne and Kenneth Shaw, of Penarth, warned that terrorists were listening in to the media to pinpoint Western victims.

Mrs. Shaw claimed the American cable TV channel had broadcast details of where they were at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

The woman claimed that she was told not to talk to the press by the British government but felt that this issue was too important to ignore. “But the reason I would not want to talk to anyone is because our safety was actually compromised by CNN, which broadcast where we were.”

She said that the terrorists were watching CNN and tried to search for her and her husband after CNN televised where they were in the hotel.

Naturally, CNN is denying it all.

A spokesman for CNN, said: “CNN has received no complaint from any individual regarding our coverage and their safety. We take such matters very seriously. We are not aware of the allegedly compromising broadcast, but even in the absence of key details such as when and where, we will continue to check.”

I’d say you just did get a “complaint,” there, CNN.

CNN seems to have a track record of helping despots and terrorists hide their crimes. After all, wasn’t it CNN that admitted that it refused to report on Saddam Hussein’s reign of terror just so it could keep its Baghdad offices open prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq? Now CNN is assisting roving terrorists to find victims to kill?

When does “news” cross the line?

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