Saturday, Aug 16, 2008
A 12-year-old American girl visiting relatives during the conflict in South Ossetia has thanked Russian soldiers for saving her from the Georgian attack. However, America’s Fox News attempted to cut her and her aunt off air.
Amanda Kokoeva was in a cafe in Tskhinvali when the firing from Georgian troops began.
She managed to get back to her uncle’s basement where she spent the night. In a lull, she then managed to flee across the border to Russia, before boarding a plane bound for San Francisco.
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“I want to say that I was running from Georgian troops bombing the city,” she told America’s Fox News Channel. “I want to say thank you to the Russian troops that were helping us out.”
After that her aunt started saying that it was Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili who is to be blamed for the bloodshed, but the presenter tried to cut her off and go to a commercial break. Still, he finally let the woman finish the phrase at least.
Moscow has already called the incident a violation of the journalistic ethics.
This article was posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 4:40 am