Thursday, January 08, 2009

CNN Bites the Bullet!

I posted the story on this a few blogs down, this is a larger story that I encourage people to link over and read if time allows. I missed out on all the fun in the bloggosphere the first time around with all the fauxtography stuff. If you are new to the term (fauxtography), Urban Dictionary has an in-depth definiiton, check it out.

It is fun to follow the stories of how these photos are found to be fakes. Make sure you check in with Little Green Footballs (by-the-by, I love that site - but keep in mind they are staunch evolutionists over there. I have considered setting up a site to respond to their anti-ID stories, may still do it. Dennis Prager had LGF on his show, I am sure they wouldn't even mention a peep about their virulent anti-design position as they want the audience from Prager to hop on. Dennis is a Design guy, as is much of his audience, me included.) and HotAir for stories on this. Ther are more fakes to come... guarenteed.

They Never Learn: CNN Withdraws Apparently Faked Video of CPR Attempt on 'Dead' Palestinian Child

CNNgazaFakeStoryPic010809Not that it ever really went away, but fake news is back in Gaza, and the worldwide media is being played.

Many readers will likely detect the fakery in the linked video pictured on the right on their own (HTs to Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballsof Confederate Yankee via Instapundit). [LGF] and Bob Owens

The video purports to show the death and hasty burial of a cameraman's 12 year-old younger brother, one of two children allegedly killed on the roof of their home in rocket fire from an Israeli drone.

A seemingly pretty knowledgeable LGF commenter spotted what many inexpert readers who see the video will also catch (bolds are mine):

  • I’m no military expert, but I am a doctor, and this video is bullsh-t. The chest compressions that were being performed at the beginning of this video were absolutely, positively fake. The large man in the white coat was NOT performing CPR on that child. He was just sort of tapping on the child’s sternum a little bit with his fingers. You can’t make blood flow like that. Furthermore, there’s no point in doing chest compressions if you’re not also ventilating the patient somehow....