[OPE-L:5977] Re: Re: Re: Re: alleged CNN falsification

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Fri Sep 21 2001 - 11:35:31 EDT

fyi, a private email I have received:

"we had also heard from ___ (pacifist peace activist in St. Louis) that the
initial film footage of some Palestians celebrating the terrorist attacks
was old footage -- a friend of his had found the old footage in a video
library that the friend keeps."

Note that this does NOT rely on any Brazilian source.  (I have the person's
name but am not distributing it to any list).

Note that the footage being contested may be different in one part of the
world than in another, so that any CNN denial may not be a denial of the
actual contested footage.

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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