January 30th, 2011

Transcript: Reliable Sources for Sunday, Jan. 30

Highlighted excerpts of CNN’s Reliable Sources, hosted by Howard Kurtz, are after the jump. A full transcript of the program can be found here. Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

Credit all usage to CNN’s “Reliable Sources”

HIGHLIGHTS

Abderrahim Foukara, al-Jazeera’s Washington bureau chief, on Egypt banning his network in that country:

“Obviously, governments do not trust Al Jazeera much.  But the people, the viewership, and now, especially, the protesters, they certainly do see in it a way of getting the message across.”

EMBEDDABLE VIDEO: Egypt shuts down Al-Jazeera bureau

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Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg on coverage of the Egypt uprising:

“Let’s not make believe that journalists don’t axiomatically side intuitively or emotionally with the underdog.  And these people on the streets seem like the underdog.”

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Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson on CNN airing Michele Bachmann’s response to the State of the Union:

“Bachmann makes herself news… She’s always colorful.  She’s always incendiary.  And we cover news, and she’s always willing to make it.”

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Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock on media skepticism that the Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler was injured when he came out of last week’s championship game:

“Always get a second, third, fourth opinion. I’m just not going to accept what a team tells me.”

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