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).

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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.”

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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.”


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.”


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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