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Originally posted by marg6043
The issue of propaganda is no new, over and over here in ATS we have been warning and talking about the same issue not only coming from Lebanon or Israel but also from our own government.
In a world in which public opinion is as valuable as gold, when it can make or brake careers or nations, it is becoming a very powerful tool for unscrupulous groups.
Originally posted by Shane
I had a C Band Satellite many years ago, and the networks had WILD FEEDS coming from events over the Globe. Hours of Footage would be uplinked to the Affiliates Headquarters for the Evening News. ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN all had these.
You could watch and see what was going on.
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
I did see the Qana pictures and I did see the ones with the same rescue guy, which means nothing since there are only a handful of rescue people and we are not talking about huge distances between targets, this guy was probably present at quite a few disaster areas that were only a few Km apart or maybe even blocks apart, so that line of thinking is foolish. Only a handful of rescue workers even stuck around, the rest fled and didnt go to work.
If the guy was taking a gun and shooting people in the head just to take a picture I could understand, however he didn't. They were actual dead people that Israelis killed, actual buildings that were in the background and actual ambulances that were targetted with Missiles. He could have used 10 bodies 2x and it still doesn't take away from the fact in black and white and in reality, those children died, those buildings were bombed to hell and the ambulance was blown to smithereens...without having to see pictures of it.
I guess in Vietnam one of the most famous pictures was of that naked Vietnamese girl running down the street in terror and yet instead of taking the picture he could have went to her and threw a blanket around her instead of getting the shot. That picture was a Time magazine cover shot and is still to this day a shocking photo of war.
What about the WWII prisoners that were rescued from the Death Camps? They just all got together for a shot by themselves or were they hand picked and put together for a shot? Maybe they chose the most decimated looking people for the shots?
Some people think that this excuses them from what they have done. A photographer touching up his photos does not take away from the fact that almost a 1000 people are dead.
I don't see where a government cover-up would be the same as a photographer touching up his pictures would be. One is paid to take photos that will get peoples attention and the other is a paid civil worker that is supposed to work for and represent the public and not hide facts from the people they are supposed to serve.
Originally posted by makeitso
Anderson Cooper of CNN has a diary post in his blog that describes the apparent Hezbollah staging they witnessed while visiting Lebanon.
It seems to tie right in with the staging and manipulation of photos and information given to the media.
Sunday, July 23, 2006 Our very strange day with Hezbollah
Originally posted by 2manyquestions
They would intentionally inflate the number of dead in order to make Israel look even worse in the eyes of the public. "You see? We kill 10 of their people, and they kill 50! These photos proove it! Disproportionate retaliation!" If someone doesn't see anything wrong with that, I don't know what to tell them.
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
These pictures are not needed to know how Israel metes out justice. They have been doing it for a long time. The last time they "defended" themselves in Lebanon they killed over 17,000 people. Israel should look bad and its high time that she did. If after all this killing and people still believe that this is an innocent state then there is something obviously wrong somewhere.
If the concern is only to worry about how bad Israel looks to the public then we have really sunk to new lows in society.