This is How Libyan TV Anchors Deliver the News

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By Alex Weprin Comment

With the dangerous situation in Libya still ongoing, Colonel Ghadaffi is using every propaganda tool at his disposal.

One option he is employing: arm his TV news anchors, like the Libya state TV anchor pictured right (via the BBC). The general public is much more likely to do your bidding when the “Voice of God” is also carrying an AK-47.

What did the anchor say during the newscast?

In the name of almighty god, I pledge to you dear leader that I will sacrifice my last breathe, my last bullet, my last drop of blood, my last baby and child for you. Nobody can touch you. We will not allow them to harm you. And you are too superior to them and more dignified than them.”

Transcript via Business Insider

Taking sides like that would never fly in an American newsroom. The gun? Maybe.
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