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How CNN Helped The Mumbai Terrorists: Update

by | 1st, December 2008

IN Mumbai the terrorists are watching themselves on the telly.

Lynne and Kenneth Shaw, of Penarth, are in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Mrs Shaw claims the American cable TV channel CNN broadcast details of where they were.

The couple were rescued by Gurkhas and taken to the Australian Embassy.

The couple were at the end of a month-long visit to India and were staying in Mumbai for a few days before heading back to the UK.

Says Mrs Shaw:

“We have been asked by the British terror police not to talk to the press. But the reason I would not want to talk to anyone is because our safety was actually compromised by CNN, which broadcast where we were.

“The terrorists were watching CNN and they came down from where they were in a lift after hearing about us on television. For that reason I would appeal to the media to be very careful about what they broadcast.

“When we left Mumbai there were still around 100 people trapped there.”

She added:

“People talk to one another on mobile phones and that gets broadcast and the terrorists knew from that.”

A spokesman for CNN, says:

“CNN has received no complaint from any individual regarding our coverage and their safety. We take such matters very seriously.

“We had CNN and Turner Broadcasting employees staying trapped at the Taj hotel during the attacks, and were vigilant about anything we broadcast that could compromise the safety of those inside.

“We are not aware of the allegedly compromising broadcast, but even in the absence of key details such as when and where, we will continue to check.”

Too late. But on the bright side, some great telly…

UPDATE:

CNN Statement

This story is not true.
CNN has been told by Lynne Shaw that the accusations reported to have been made by her in the UK Press Association story are not accurate. She has no issue with CNN.

The alleged broadcast never happened and CNN at no time compromised her or the safety of her husband as reported.

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