But Jennifer Griffin reiterates: journalists are being used as “human shields” by Libyan government
Late Monday, Fox News Pentagon reporter Jennifer Griffin clarified her report that Fox did not participate in a press tour of a Gaddafi-controlled compound in Tripoli — one that she says was successfully used by the Libyan government to prevent an air strike by coalition forces.
As CNN's Nic Robertson pointed out, a Fox News security guard — acting as a substitute cameraman — was sent by Fox and present on the tour.
"I became aware of that earlier this evening," Griffin told Greta Van Susteren. "That was my mistake and I apologize for the error."
But Griffin reiterated her point that the journalists on the tour — including CNN, Reuters and other outlets — were being used as "human shields" by the Libyan government.
"What is being lost in this discussion is that the Libyan government is using journalists as human shields," Griffin said. "There is frustration among military officials that journalists are going to those sites and have prevented air strikes — including one that was called off by the British earlier today."
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