posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 04:20 AM
Yup, the video of Bin laden claiming responsibility for the 9-11 attacks,
a few months after he blatantly denied involvement, and a few more months after he was meeting with american CIA agents in Dubai, is a freaking joke.
The man they are trying to say is Bin Laden in that video clip is not even a good look alike, yet millions bought it on face value. Digital technology
has enabled propoganda to acheive new heights, and I would be suspect of anything comming from the media these days. The CIA has a whole branch
devoted solely to film and video production, and I hardly think they sit around making only training videos. We as civilians are going to have be very
critical of video footage, or we are going to be very easily beguiled.
As an actor I can assure you, it is very easy to fool folks with film, just to give you an example, I had a lead role in a feature film comedy in
1997, and to this day I still get the occasional fan mail from people who wonder how I was able to pull a pool cue from my back, etc. Just because you
see something on television doesn't make it reliable. For one thing, the media isn't legally required to be honest (I can cite the cases if you
like), and for another, news organizations are a two fold entity, making money and pushing agendas. Even your local news is bent over. For example the
other day, our local broadcast news did a special on Clementine 'Oranges', and how good they are for you, but my wife works at a major grocery chain
and heard through the grapevine that they were overloaded with them trying to unload them by forcing them out from the warehouse. One example out of
many, but pay attention to local news segments, then follow up on them on the net, you'll see what I mean.
[edit on 4-2-2005 by twitchy]