[OPE-L:5976] Re: Re: Re: Re: alleged CNN falsification

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Fri Sep 21 2001 - 09:47:44 EDT


Chai-on's original message was 

    "A Korean preacher revealed that the famous CNN scene of the
celebrating Arab children over the WTC collapse on the street was pictured
at the Gulf war. The CNN showed exactly the same pictures on TV at the Gulf
war. This is well confirmed in S. Korea.


Only when I asked for authenticaiton, did he say (just before going to
sleep) that it was originally raised on indymedia site.  He did not say
that the Korean relied on that site.

Why don't we just give Chai-on time to reply.


I don't see the story covered either way in your two web site.  Do I miss
it?  In any case, thanks for the posting.

Paul Z.

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Allin Cottrell <cottrell@wfu.edu> said, on 09/21/01:

>On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, Paul Zarembka wrote:

>> Also, see
>> http://www.chicago.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=4754&group=webcast
>> for the CNN response.  Personally, I now don't know what to truly
>> believe; perhaps Chai-on's Korean source has different info than
>> the Brazilian source.

>Chai-on's first message ascribed the falsification claim to "a Korean
>preacher"; his follow-up stated that the charge was "originally raised" in
>the posting to the indymedia site.  It is now admitted that there was no
>evidence for the original charge.  Until someone produces evidence,
>there's no reason to believe such falsification occurred. All we have is
>evidence of the recycyling of a baseless claim via the Internet.  The left
>critique of US practices and policies is only cheapened and discredited if
>we give credence to this sort of urban legend.

>Allin Cottrell.

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