The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Hamming it Up for the Cameras (Part Deux)

My good friends over at CAMERA Snapshots (no relation) have run across a very interesting revelation:

"A mother of one of the martyrs stood by the door of the intensive care unit while crying... relatives and those around her were telling her what she should say to the television cameras: 'Say your son [before he died] prayed and went out.' Another tells her: 'Curse the Arab leaders'... The journalists [in the hospitals] are going overboard in their insensitivity and taking advantage of the [difficult] moments, with the explanation that they are showing this to the world. One cameraman told a mourning mother: 'Hit your face, cry, do some action.'"

The wire photographers on the ground are well aware of this manipulation, yet somehow, the politically-correct, Israel-hating editorial desks all the world over can't seem to find the strength to question the constant barrage of similar-sounding remarks like this. Gee, I wonder why?

At least it's refreshing to note that Al-Ayyam has more journalistic integrity than the entire Western media combined.



#1 captainfish 31-Dec-2008
NOPE. Don't believe it.
Media never lies to us or has an agenda. THe guy from Fox News told us so. He was wonderfully factual and straightforward during his reporting following Hurricane Katrina. Right?
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