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Reporting from and raising a family in a war zone: ‘Jennifer would travel around routinely with a breast pump and a flak jacket.’

Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin and her husband Greg Myre have co-written a new book called “This Burning Land” about their time spent working as journalists and starting their family in Jerusalem during the intifada in the early 2000s. She worked for Fox News Channel, he for The New York Times. Their two daughters were born in a Jerusalem hospital in a Jewish neighborhood surrounded by Palestinan ones.

Griffin and Myre, who is now editor at NPR’s “Morning Edition” (interesting considering the recent NPR-FNC row) went on NPR this morning to talk about their new book.

The couple’s second daughter was born in December 2002, shortly before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. At the time, Israeli officials were gravely concerned that Saddam Hussein might use Scud missiles to attack Israel with chemical weapons.

“I was given a certificate at the hospital that was for a gas mask tent for the baby,” Griffin says. She adds, “That took my breath away.”

To keep their children safe, the couple adopted some basic rules. They avoided

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The Daily Show Looks at ‘When Reporters Attack’

Two satirical news outlets took on the “human shieldfeud between CNN and Fox News last week.

First up was “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” which addressed the incident in a segment called, “When reporters attack”:

After the jump, part two of the “Daily Show” report, and Jennifer Griffin and Nic Robertson get… animated.

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Jennifer Griffin: ‘I feel like CNN has put a landmine out there so I can stop reporting.’

TVNewser talked with Fox News Pentagon correspondent Jennifer Griffin this afternoon about the battle that has broken out between CNN and Fox News over Griffin’s reporting of a Libyan government-sponsored trip to the ruins of Muammar Gaddafi‘s compound Sunday night. Griffin reported the 40 or so journalists, including a Fox News security guard, who went on the trip were being used as human shields, preventing a second British airstrike. CNN correspondent Nic Robertson called that “outrageous.”

“I expect lies from the government, I don’t expect it from other journalists,” said Robertson last night. Robertson also singled out FOX’s correspondent in Tripoli, Steve Harrigan.

“I just think this has gotten ugly,” Griffin tells us. “I think it’s beneath Nic to be saying these things about Steve Harrigan. If he has something to say he can say it about me. But to question his reporting and why he stayed at the hotel… it’s just nonsense.

Frankly, CNN should be focusing on getting more scoops and not attacking Fox News. They should get back to reporting and stop this petulant behavior.”

TVNewser: What do you think about these government-escorted trips. Do you think they’re propaganda and not news?

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Jennifer Griffin sticking by report on journalists being used as human shields in Libya

Fox News’s Jennifer Griffin was back on the air tonight repeating information she’d learned earlier today — information that has CNN correspondent Nic Robertson so incensed he’s been on CNN tonight talking as much about the war on the ground, as he is this battle with Fox News.

Griffin phoned into “On the Record” following a live report by correspondent Steve Harriganhimself criticized by Robertson: “I see him more times at breakfast that I see him out on trips with government officials here,” said Robertson of Harrigan.

Griffin did not get into the media-on-media fracas touched off by her report earlier today in which British sources told her their mission last night was cut short because of the presence of the Western journalists and several Libyan civilians.

“They felt that the civilians and journalists had effectively been used as human shields and that was frustrating to them,” said Griffin tonight. “It was a very close call. In fact one official told me that there was a Reuters crew literally on a spot where they were going to drop a missile.”

But Griffin returned at 10:36 to clarify her reporting…

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CNN’s Nic Robertson: ‘Human Shield’ Claims ‘Are outrageous and it’s absolutely hypocritical’

CNN’s Nic Robertson appeared on “The Situation Room” this afternoon, where he threw cold water on the claims made earlier in the day that CNN and other journalists were used as “human shields” by the Ghadafi regime.

“Wolf, this allegation is outrageous and it’s absolutely hypocritical,” Robertson told anchor Wolf Blitzer. “When you come to somewhere like Libya, you expect lies and deceit from a dictatorship here. You don’t expect it from the other journalists.”

Robertson said that FNC was being hypocritical, because it called the outing a “propaganda trip,” and yet the network had a staffer on the bus as well.

Robertson went on to explain what actually happened:

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CNN crews used as human shields in Libya?

As the cable news networks go wall to wall with fresh news of explosions and anti-aircraft fire in Tripoli at this hour (3:15pmET), Fox News Channel is reporting that CNN and Reuters TV news crews were used as human shields as Muammar Gaddafi‘s compound was attacked last night.

Pentagon correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported the new information this afternoon: “We have learned that British fighter jets had seven missiles. They were in fact going to be fired from tornado fighter planes onto that compound, but the mission had to be cut short because of the presence of CNN television crews and Reuters journalists on the ground who had been taken to the site by the Libyan Ministry of Information.”

Anchor Jon Scott followed up with Griffin….

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Bret Baier and Jennifer Griffin in Afghanistan

Friday, after anchoring “Special Report,” Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier finished packing his  bags and headed for Kabul. Over the weekend he taped an interview with Gen. David Petraeus, for his first and only national TV interview before the General testifies on Capitol Hill in mid-March.

It will air tonight and tomorrow night on “Special Report.” Baier also toured a Kabul military training center. He’ll anchor top of the show tonight from the city of Wordoc, West of Kabul. FNC’s Jennifer Griffin is also in Afghanistan, part of VIP Pool trip traveling with Defense Secretary Gates.

FNC Correspondent Jennifer Griffin’s ‘War on Cancer’

Fox News war correspondent Jennifer Griffin sat down with People magazine to talk about her war on cancer. She was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in September of last year, and chose to undergo a double mastectomy, because recurrences of the disease can be deadly.

Griffin is no stranger to dangerous situations. “I reported on the Intifada while I was pregnant, wearing a flak jacket, throwing up from morning sickness between takes,” she told People.

“Within 20 minutes [of the diagnosis] I was in reporter mode, calling experts,” Griffin said to People, “This was like covering a war, but inside my own body.”

The war correspondent announced that she was cancer free this past April; and, she was back reporting from Afghanistan in August.

Robin Roberts, Jennifer Griffin, Laura Ingraham honored at Susan G. Komen Gala

ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin, and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham are among the breast cancer “thrivers” bring honored tonight at the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Honoring the Promise gala at the Kennedy Center.

Roberts battled breast cancer in 2007, Griffin continues her recovery from triple negative breast cancer, and Igraham was diagnosed with the disease in 2005.

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How Fox News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin Survived Triple Negative Breast Cancer


Fox News Channel correspondent Jennifer Griffin writes on how she beat the odds — surviving triple negative breast cancer.

I discovered my lump, if you can call a nine centimeter tumor a lump. It’s really more the size of a grapefruit. I discovered it when I was weaning my son, Luke, when he was six months old. As my breasts deflated and the milk dried up, it became clear there was something very hard growing inside me. I had thought it was mastitis, a blocked milk duct. So did my doctors. At first they told me to go home and massage it and put hot compresses on it, and to come back in a week. In my heart I knew something was wrong, but I never dreamed it would be breast cancer.

So, how did she beat it?

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