The hurdles in covering Egypt
Jeff Poor of The Daily Caller writes about how CNBC anchor Erin Burnett and her crew were able to report live from Egypt on Sunday evening.
Poor writes, “On Sunday night’s special coverage of the Egyptian crisis, Burnett explained to viewers how she and her crew made their way from New York City to Cairo via Dubai. The most difficult part of the trip, she said, was the journey from the Cairo airport to the city’s NBC bureau.
“‘Once we did that, we were then met with another hurdle which was the curfew,’ Burnett explained. ‘To actually get somebody that was willing to drive and go around that is a challenging thing. We soon saw why – our journey should have taken 30 to 45 minutes from the airport to where I’m standing right now at our NBC bureau in Cairo. It took more than three hours to get here and we saw some pretty amazing things.’
“She described the scene on the streets of Cairo between the airport and the bureau as a chaotic, with many taking protective measures into their own hands.”