- Nov 22, 2003
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For once, CBS didn't jump the shark, but the bias is still rampant from those 'creating' the stories:
There are some clips from the al queda video for comparison, here:Friday, January 26, 2007
Interesting Controversy Surrounding CBSs Lara Logan
You can read all the details here on IraqSlogger.com (...an anti-Bush website).
What I'm interested in is the footage of dead Iraqi soldiers that Lara Logan claims was obtained by CBS. But this footage was first released by Al-Qaeda!
Al-Qaedas Islamic State of Iraq released 8 minutes of cell phone footage through its media arm, the Al-Furqan Institute for Media Productions, under the title Some of the Casualties of the Heretics in Haifa Street After Sundays Fighting, January 7, 2007, in Baghdad. The grainy images were of six or seven bodies wearing Iraqi military fatigues with carry-out lunch boxes strewn about them. The images were probably taken by a cell phone, judging by quality. In one scene, a close up is shown of a soldier shot through the head, probably executed.
The footage obtained by CBS is identical to that put out by Al-Qaeda. But Logan makes no mention of Al-Qaedas video and does not address the implication that the footage she used was off an Al-Qaeda video. And if its not off the Al-Qaeda video, then how did she get footage identical to the one used by Al-Qaeda? This needs to be explained.
Furthermore, and this is the most damning indication of journalistic incompetence, Logan makes no mention about the affiliation of these insurgents fighting on Haifa Street. Not even the slightest mention is made that Al-Qaeda is taking credit for the fighting there. ...
It would seem that the Al-Furqan propagandists exhibited more journalistic accuracy than CBS News on this count.
posted by Nibras Kazimi نبراس الكاظمي at 2:52 PM