lerone on 13 Sep 2001 11:52:40 -0000

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

[rohrpost] falsche Medienbilder?!

Das war auf Indymedia in der Newswire...
da die Politik wohl eh nicht auf den Mailinglists 
gemacht wird, dachte ich ich enthalte mich davon 
mehr Material (oder Kommentare) zu Posten und 
poste nur das was "irgendwie" mit den Themen 
der Liste zu tun hat - in Zeiten wo klar wird, dass 
es keine getrennten diskursiven Felder gibt, die 
Welt kein Code und kein Text ist, wenn es um 
Politik und menschliche Geschichte geht...

CNN USING 1991 FOOTAGE of celebrating 
Palistinians to manipulate you (english) 
by Marcio 10:32pm Wed Sep 12 '01 (Modified on 
2:17am Thu Sep 13 '01) - Indymedia.org 
I'd like to add some ideas from here, down south. 

There's an important point in the power of press, 
specifically the power of CNN. 

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 my attencion: 
the Palestinians 
celebrating the bombing, out on the streets, 
eating some cake and making 
funny faces for the camera. 

1991!!! Those are images of 
Palestinians celebrating the invasion of Kuwait! 
It's simply 
unacceptable that a super-power of 
cumminications as CNN uses images 
which do not correspond to the reality in talking 
about so serious an 

A teacher of mine, here in Brazil, has videotapes 
recorded in 1991, 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 of 
you has access to 
this kind of files, serch for it. In the meanwhile, I'll 
try to 'put my 
hands' on a copy of this tape. 

But now, think for a moment about the impact of 
such images. Your people 
is hurt, emotionally fragile, and this kind 
broadcast have very high 
possibility of causing waves of anger and rage 
against Palestinians. 
It's simply irresponsible to show images such as 

Finally, I'd like to say that we all regret and 
condemn all that has 
happened in the last days; but Nikos has a point 
here. I really don't 
want to be misunderstood here, but the truth is 
that US government had 
shown no respect for other countries in the last 
decades. In the 60s and 
70s they had halped lots of military coups 
throughout the world 
(including Brazil in 64). Later, with Reagan and 
Bush Father, the 
Washington Consensus have been demolishing 
the bases of our economies, 
making us more and more dependant (and, many 
of us, prehocupied with 
this situation). 

Your current president quickly made things worse: 
Kioto Protocol, Star 
Wars, Colombia Plan, the exchange of rain forest 
for pieces of external 
debt, tha abandonment of the position of third 
party in negotiations 
between IRA and England, and between 
Palestinians and Israel. All those 
mistakes in US external politics made your 
country more hatred than 
before, and, of course, more vulnerable. 

Listen, I'm NOT justifying the terrorist actions that 
took place in your 
country; but it seems to me that, if your leaders 
had come along another 
path of thoughts and actions, you wouldn't be 
suffering what you are 

Best regards, and the hope that everything is 
resolved for the best of 
all of us 

Márcio A. V. Carvalho 
State University of Campinas - Brazil

This video footage IS STIRRING UP HATRED - I 
live in relatively peaceful northern California and 
young people, even the teenage kids,are 
commenting on how horrible the Palestinians are 
to dance at the destruction. If this is true then the 
news should leak out to as many places as you 
can find. Propaganda needs to be exposed for 
what it is before our damned "leadership" decides 
to use bombs again,as they do ad nauseum. 
Please confirm this fact and send out something 
that we can use as anti-propaganda. It is so hard 
to get the truth here. Thank you for alerting us.


I'm watching BBC World on my cable system in 
the US and just saw the same celebration video 
that has been broadcast on CNN and other US 
network sources. Since the video has been the 
same, it's entirely possible that the original 
source for this is CNN and others are (implicitly) 
complicit in the alleged subterfuge. 

This either validates the video as being authentic 
to recent events or invalidates some of the 
neutrality that has been assigning to the BBC 
elsewhere in related indymedia articles 
compared to corporate US media interests. 

Don't get me wrong, thoughts of the American film 
_Wag the Dog_ have constantly run through my 
head to the way that the US media can and are 
manipulating the public and are being 
manipulated by the US government. But this one 
doesn't seem right to me.

CNN Fake scenes (english) 
by Jenny 2:18am Thu Sep 13 '01 

I am a journalist in a greek radio station and I was 
very interested in the article about the fake scenes 
of CNN showing Palestinias in Israel celebrating 
after the terror attack in New York. 

I want to give to this new some extra publicity, but I 
want to have some extra clues. 

If someone of you knows something about this 
story or has some evidence that the scenes were 
from the archives of CNN, please contact with me 
by e-mail.

Marcio: can you see about possibly having these 
videos from '91 digitized and put online 
somewhere? I'm sure those of us here would love 
a good look at them. If it turns out that, yes, CNN 
is using old footage for propaganda purposes... 
then a scary new dimension would enter into what 
is already a horrible, unnecessary mess.


Talk More, Pay Less with Net2Phone Direct(R), up to 1500 minutes free! 

rohrpost - deutschsprachige Liste fuer Medien- und Netzkultur
Archiv: http://www.nettime.org/rohrpost Info: http://www.mikro.org/rohrpost
Ent/Subskribieren: http://post.openoffice.de