A news anchor in Libya pulled out a gun while on the air, in defense of Muammar Gadhafi. Hala Misrati, a star talk-show host on state TV, is shown in above video yelling a warning the rebels trying to oust Moammar Gadhafi. She angrily insists that staffers at al-Libiyah would protect the capital and leader at all costs.
Misrati actually has new-found fame and just made the spotlight back in April. She apparently railed against a Libyan woman who claimed to Western journalists she had been raped by Gadhafi militiamen, calling her a “liar” and suggesting she was a “whore.” This antic put her on the map, but the gun waving may have taken her to a new level.
Well, in the end we know her gun waving was all in vain, as the takeover is now in full effect. But it is amazing to watch the video, especially when you imagine Katie Couric or Diane Sawyer doing the same. Could you see a news anchor in the U.S. waving a gun around defending President Obama? Does not seem too likely.