[OPE-L:5963] RE: Re: RE: war

From: Chai-on Lee (conlee@chonnam.ac.kr)
Date: Thu Sep 20 2001 - 13:30:39 EDT

Dear Paul,

I am going to bed this time too late but I must reply to you before that.

It was originally raised at the following site 

The site tells as follows.

CNN USING 1991 FOOTAGE of celebrating Palistinians to manipulate you 
by Re-post 2:40am Thu Sep 13 '01 (Modified on 4:06am Thu Sep 20 '01)  
by Marcio 10:32pm Wed Sep 12 '01 (Modified on 1:27am Thu Sep 13 '01) 

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 

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. 

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 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 those. 

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.

add your own comments 

any confirmation? 
by gwh 12:34pm Thu Sep 13 '01  
anyone have any sort of confirmation of the date of the palestinian footage? I know that that footage carried a large impact on those around me. A very serious charge against CNN. 
Unless CNN can change what time sunset is.... 
by BethX 12:52pm Thu Sep 13 '01  

sunset in israel was at 6:50pm on the 11th. 
israel is 7 hours ahead of EST. 

if the video was taken around 11pm our time (which seems to be just about the right time). 
that would make it 6 pm their time 

and thus... sunset.... 

NOT around 3pm as some of the videos show. 

So, either CNN knows how to defy Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion..... 

Or they reused at least *some* old footage. 

many comments and respostes follow at the site.


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