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Saturday, November 17, 2012

My 6 seconds of Pallywood fame on CNN

CNN referred to the video I posted about that was aired on the BBC and CNN, provided by Reuters, and showed a screenshot of my webpage on Friday night:



The Reuters/CNN explanation is ridiculous. They have the timestamps on the video and they know quite well which segment was first and which was second. And they had no reason whatsoever to publish them in reverse order.

While I have not had time to watch the video news media coverage of the conflict, I am hearing that CNN is particularly bad this time around.

I will note that Anderson Cooper has a mixed record on reporting from the Middle East. To his credit, he was essentially the only reporter who noted Hezbollah's manipulation of the media during the Lebanon war, but he himself didn't know the basics of who Ismail Haniyeh was in a later report..