Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wartime Propoganda: Are the Scales Falling?

...at least from CNN's Anderson Cooper's eyes:

I was in Beirut, and they took me on this sort of guided tour of the Hezbollah- controlled territories in southern Lebanon that were heavily bombed. They are much cruder, obviously. They don't have the experience in this kind of thing. But they clearly want the story of civilian casualties out. That is their — what they're heavily pushing, to the point where on this tour I was on, they were just making stuff up.

They had six ambulances lined up in a row and said, OK, you know, they brought reporters there, they said you can talk to the ambulance drivers. And then one by one, they told the ambulances to turn on their sirens and to zoom off, and people taking that picture would be reporting, I guess, the idea that these ambulances were zooming off to treat civilian casualties, when in fact, these ambulances were literally going back and forth down the street just for people to take pictures of them.

We need more folks to qualify their reporting like Cooper has, instead of shamelessly foisting terrorist propoganda on a trusting American audience!

Nice little 18 minute "Making of..." documentary here, breaking down how the Palestinians create their propoganda videos for a willing world media

No Parasan! has some shots framed to make a Western heart ache; but nobody's fooled...

And of course, Michelle Malkin is all over it...

1 comment:

Jkw said...

It's good to see the MSM is not fooled every time.