FW: It turns out that CNN manipulated the news

Mihaela Popescu mpopescu at ASC.UPENN.EDU
Thu Sep 20 17:23:19 UTC 2001

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From: Elihu Katz
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 1:15 PM
To: 'brenda.danet at yale.edu'; Mihaela Popescu
Subject: FW: FW: It turns out that CNN manipulated the news

This has been debunked.  Please send it to the list you got it from:


CNN says fake footage claims are 'baseless and ridiculous'
CNN says accusations it faked footage of Palestinians celebrating the US
terror attacks are baseless.
Palestinian journalists and officials reportedly claim the footage dates
to 1991, but was passed off as being current.
CNN says a Reuters camera crew filmed the celebrations in East Jerusalem
hours after the hijackings.
It says the allegations stem from an email by a Brazilian student.
The Universad Estatal de Campinas-Brasil (Unicamp) says one of its students
sent the email after apparently receiving information from a professor at
another institution.
Marcio AV Carvalho later realised the claims were false and sent out a
correction, says Unicamp.
A spokesman said: "The original message, however, was distributed all over
the world, often with many distortions."
A CNN spokesman told Ananova: "CNN rejects as baseless and ridiculous an
allegation being circulated by email and the internet claiming that CNN
televised 10-year-old videotape to illustrate Palestinians celebrating in
wake of the horrific September 11 tragedies in the US.
"CNN applauds Unicamp for setting the record straight. The videotape in
question was shot by a Reuters TV camera crew on September 11."
According to the <A HREF="http://www.irna.com">Islamic Republic News Agency
</A>, the Palestinian Journalists' Association has condemned CNN for
"journalistic treachery".
Story filed: 18:52 Wednesday 19th September 2001    <strong><span

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