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Eveline Lubbers on Mon, 17 Sep 2001 14:47:05 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Allerlaatste keer dan: Re: Fake Celebrations

Op de CIA-drugs lijst is ook veel over de fake-
berichten te doen. In deze mail is een antwoord
van CNN te lezen, ik laat de header erboven staan
voor wie hiervan dan weer de authenciteit wil checken.

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>Subject: [CIA-DRUGS] Re: Fake Celebrations
>From Easom Jordan, Chief News Executive, CNN:  "The suggestion that
>CNN used 10-year images to illustrate Palestinians celebrating the
>terrorist strikes in the U.S. is baseless and ridiculous.  The
>videotape was, in fact, shot Tuesday in East Jerusalem by a Reuters
>TV crew and included comments from a Palestinian praising Osama Bin
>Laden, who was not a Gulf War player.  The more interesting story  -- it
>has the added value of being true  is that Palestinian officials have
>threatened journalists for taking pictures of these Palestinian
>This last sentence shows that Mr. Jordan is so overcome with the
>motivation to smear the Palestinians while Israeli tanks are moving
>further into Palestinian territories he lacks the ability to simply
>defend the credibility of his news organization against charges of
>bias and distortion.  In my case, I saw the celebrations several
>times and heard no mention of bin Laden.  He could be more specific
>about who the "Palestinian officials" are but perhaps would
>compromise the security of his make-believe world.
>--- In cia-drugs {AT} y..., ":emaN leaR" <bakeknedeisen {AT} y...> wrote:
>>  "All around the world we are subjected to 3 or 4 huge news
>>  distributors, and one of them  as you well know  is CNN.
>>  "Very well, I guess all of you have been seeing (just as I've been)
>>  images from this company.  In particular, one set of images called
>>  attention: the Palestinians celebrating the bombing, out on the
>>  streets, eating some cake and making funny faces for the camera.
>>  "Well, THOSE IMAGES WERE SHOT BACK IN 1991!!!  Those are images of
>>  Palestinians celebrating the invasion of Kuwait!  It's simply
>>  unacceptable that a super-power of communications as CNN uses
>>  which do not correspond to the reality in talking about so serious and
>>  issue.
>>  "A teacher of mine, here is Brazil, has videotapes recorded in
>>  with the very same images; he's been sending emails to CNN, Globo (the
>>  major TV network in Brazil) and newspapers, denouncing what I myself
>>  classify as a crime against the public opinion.  If anyone
>>  you has access to this kind of files, search for it."
>>  Marcio A. V. Carvalho, State University of Campinas  Brazil
>>  in www.counterpunch.org
>>  A determination has to be made, whether there were no such
>  > celebrations or whether the celebrations went on but the CNN guy
>  > lazy and used the stock tape.  The second scenario is highly
>>  wl/attack_mideast_palestinians_dc_1.html
>>  This article from Reuters is really eerie.  It doesn't actually
>>  report any celebrations and just makes reference to the pictures
>>  shown on the television.  It doesn't say when the celebrations took
>>  place.
>>  Then that ominous quote from Ehud Sprinzak, "The terrible disaster
>>  the United States is a dark and gloomy day for Arafat.  From the
>>  perspective of Jews, it is the most important public relations act
>>  ever committed in our favor."
>>  It is sad to once again see the media fomenting hatred against
>>  minority groups, dishonestly and without a hint of partriotism.
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