View Full Version : The CNN video
09-19-2001, 02:39 PM
Hey... I read somewhere on the internet that the news footage that CNN showed of the Palestinians celebrating was old footage from 1991. Has anyone heard anything about that? Is it true?
09-19-2001, 03:10 PM
i heard that too...but don't know from where...
09-19-2001, 03:23 PM
I'm not sure but it was mentioned here:
09-19-2001, 03:38 PM
Folks, this is a perfect example of question turning into rumor turning into fact.
No basis in fact has been proven.
As well, LOCAL photographers for Israeli newspapers have similar shots. Since the demonstrations were public, if they didn't match reality, there would have been a massive outcry
STRAIGHT FROM CNN. The report is FALSE:
09-19-2001, 03:42 PM
I wouldn't be too quick to trust Israeli media to report on the Palestinians. They have a big reason to skew the facts. I'm not saying they did, but it wouldn't surprise me.
09-19-2001, 03:43 PM
It was on one of those website with rumors and the status clearly said false... someone posted that website yesterday i think, i just can't find the thread with it
09-19-2001, 04:27 PM
Rumor. Via Snopes (http://www.snopes2.com/inboxer/outrage/cnn.htm).
"Origins: Cutting straight to the chase, no, CNN did not air decade-old footage of Palestinians dancing in the streets. Eason Jordan, CNN's Chief News Executive, confirmed that the video used on CNN was in fact shot on Tuesday, 11 September 2001, in East Jerusalem by a Reuters TV crew, not during the Persian Gulf conflict of 1990-91 -- a fact proved by its inclusion of comments from a Palestinian praising Osama Bin Laden, whose name was unlikely to have come up ten years earlier in connection with the invasion and liberation of Kuwait. As well, the person who made the claim quoted above has since recanted..."
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