|Posted by George Freund on September 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM|
Fox News anchor and terror specialist who was just walking down the street as planes crashed into the World Trade Center was able to get live on the air and give his description of events as Fox named and shamed Osama Bin Laden. You can't even get service like that at a fast food restaurant. It must be an Olympic record. Or it was a stage managed script where every actor was in position ready to roll.
As we can see Mr. Shawn's C.V. includes some bit parts in the movies. He is on the right holding the 11 microphone next to the woman with the 9. Holy synchronicity Batman. What are the odds? Pretty great if you're involved in an extensive counter intelligence operation lasting over 30 years as a 9/11 commission member stated.
What does an agent provocateur look like? He looks like a FOX in sheep's clothing.
Eric Shawn (born March 12, 1957) is an American television news reporter for the Fox News Channel.
Shawn was born in New York City, the son of Gilbert Shawn, a former Army lieutenant colonel, and Melba Rae, a soap opera actress best known for her role on Search for Tomorrow.
He currently co-hosts the Sunday morning edition of Fox News Live with Jamie Colby, he also has worked as a correspondent, for the network, at the United Nations. His reporting of the UN included the Oil-for-Food Programme, which he later wrote a book about, entitled The U.N. Exposed: How the United Nations Sabotages America's Security and Fails the World.
Before joining Fox News Channel, Shawn worked for Fox’s affiliate news service, FOX News Edge. During his time there, he covered the Unabomber arrest, the Gulf War, the 1992 Clinton campaign and the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson. On September 24, 2010, Shawn sat down and interviewed Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad. Prior to his stint at FOX News Edge, Shawn was a reporter for WNYW (FOX) and WPIX in New York.
He graduated from Trinity School in New York City in 1975 and Georgetown University in 1979 with a degree in Urban Studies. Shawn had a cameo role as a reporter in the 1990 film Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
Eric Shawn, a New York-based anchor and correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC), joined the network when it launched in 1996. He anchors "America's News Headquarters" on Sunday mornings from 10a -12p ET. Shawn also regularly reports from the United Nations and has filed numerous Fox News investigations of the U.N.
Most recently, Shawn reported on politics and terrorism, and hosted the hour long "John McCain: Character and Conduct" special during the 2008 election. Prior to that, he provided live coverage from both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions during the 1992, 1996 and 2004 elections. Shawn also covered September 11 from Ground Zero for months after the towers collapsed and subsequently reported on the anthrax threat in New York City. In 2004 he led a FOX News investigation that uncovered new evidence in the murder of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, based on the claims of hit-man Frank Sheeran, who claimed he murdered Hoffa. Shawn reported on the Michael Skakel trial, the death of Princess Diana, the Iraqi standoff with the United Nations, and the O.J. Simpson murder trial verdict. He has interviewed world leaders from President Bill Clinton, to U.N. Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki Moon, as well as Israeli Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Ariel Sharon, among others. He first started covering terrorist attacks against America with the shooting in 1990 of Rabbi Meir Kahane, the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and New York City bombing plot, the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, and the attacks and aftermath of 9/11.
Prior to joining FNC, Shawn served as a correspondent for Fox News Edge. He covered numerous breaking news stories, including the Unabomber arrest, the TWA Flight 800 crash, the siege in Waco, Texas, the Freeman standoff, the William Kennedy Smith trial, and the 1992 Clinton campaign. He also served as a war correspondent in the Persian Gulf and Somalia. Shawn also provided daily reports for the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson direct from the courthouse in Los Angeles. Before that, he was a reporter for WNYW-TV (FOX) in New York beginning in 1989.
Shawn graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor of arts degree in urban studies. He is the author of "U.N. Exposed" and was also a correspondent for the Fox Network News magazine, "Fox Files."