Wed, Nov 23, 2011
NY TV News Helo Wasn't Ordered Away From Protest After All
What's now being described as a misunderstanding between the
pilot of a New York City news helicopter and an air traffic
controller created a political stir when it appeared the news media
was not being allowed to cover last week's "Day of Action" by
protesters with Occupy Wall Street.
According to a report on TVSpy, protesters were moving along
Canal Street toward the Brooklyn Bridge, and WNBC-TV was covering
the story from above. The pilot said he was being evacuated from
the area and the TV station, which is owned and operated by NBC,
reported such on Twitter. More than 100 people reportedly
re-tweeted the message.
The TV station issued a correction after the pilot resolved the
misunderstanding and returned to the area of the protest from Foley
Square, where he had moved the helicopter.
The story received additional attention in part because rival
WCBS News actually did have its helicopter evacuated from the area
of Zuccotti Park during a raid early Tuesday morning by the NYPD.
The media advocacy group Free Press reports there have been 26
reporters and photographers arrested while covering the Occupy Wall
Street protest, including at least five with city-issued press
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