2. MSM projects the images to the masses of the arabic dictatorships to copy-cat, to bring down the regimes one-by-one(with a bit of help from agent provocateurs from a certain Middle-Eastern country) and have more "democratic revolutions"
warriorhun wrote:I think, the images on international TV-s in this case are not simply about informing the world on what is happening (well, that is not the task of the media in general, that is my personal opinion by the way). I think the images are used to incite the wish to copy in the other arabic dictatorships. If images of what is happening on the ground will not fit that criteria, it is logical that they will alter and fake images to incite the necessary mass reactions in the other arabic countries. (The message: do it, riot, easy, you will win. Real aim: give a pretext and alibi to carry out political changes).
That would explain the second video I posted, in which I think the riot scenes are outright fakery with CGI sims. In the first video, the sound effect of the shooting, plus the people's behaviour (staying bravely to help, daring the police to shoot again, instead of getting the hell out of the area), for me, is suspicious again of fakery. It is possible that all other videos are legit, but the existence of this two I think gives us reason to pay attention.
"Tea party" photo shows huge crowd — at different event
Monday, September 14th, 2009
Bloggers said this photo showed a gargantuan crowd at Saturday's "tea party" protest. But it apparently was taken in 1997 at a Promise Keepers rally.
In the competitive world of Washington protests, crowd size is often a matter of dispute. Organizers usually boast of huge crowds, while police and the news media offer much smaller estimates.
So supporters of Saturday’s “tea party” protests against President Barack Obama were quick to highlight their big turnout. To bolster countless claims on blogs and Facebook, many posted a photograph that showed a gargantuan crowd sprawling from Capitol Hill down the National Mall to the Washington Monument.
But it turns out the photo is more than 10 years old, apparently taken during a 1997 Promise Keepers rally.
On Saturday, estimates about the crowd spread quickly through the conservative blogosphere. Many writers, including author Michelle Malkin, pegged the number of people between 1 million and 2 million. Those reports were largely based on information from people in the crowd.
Pete Piringer, public affairs officer for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Department, said the local government no longer provides official crowd estimates because they can become politicized. But the day of the rally, Piringer unofficially told one reporter that he thought between 60,000 and 75,000 people had shown up.
There’s another problem with the photograph: It doesn’t include the National Museum of the American Indian, a building located at the corner of Fourth Street and Independence Avenue that opened on Sept. 14, 2004. (Looking at the photograph, the building should be in the upper right hand corner of the National Mall, next to the Air and Space Museum.) That means the picture was taken before the museum opened exactly five years ago. So clearly the photo doesn’t show the “tea party” crowd from the Sept. 12 protest.
Also worth noting are the cranes in front of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. According to Randall Kremer, the museum’s director of public affairs, “The last time cranes were in front was in the 1990s when the IMAX theater was being built.”
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yes the protesters really look brave and in control of the streets...
But it is equally possible that these images are real: here and there protesters have been in control, and these young people here and there have been very brave (not being soft as the western northern folks yet
Keep in mind that this always happens during protests. It is the "black-bloc" strategy that serves so well within the EU, and that wants every march to always "degenerate" into clashes, pillaging and outright destruction, making the point of the peaceful protesters muuch weaker. This just happened two days ago in Italy, when a bunch of protesters went in front of Berlusconi's villa out of Milan, and after a while "anarchists" started rioting and destroying everything, so that the media could sell a story of isolated unreasonable violence rather than mass protest and political opposition.
You would not only have to have faked imagery, you would also need Egyptian authorities to react publicly to that fake imagery. To comment it and explain it. Why would they play along, if their purpose is to show that Mubarak is in fact holding?
It all seems too convenient that such a crazy event should begin in 2011 in the Middle East and then the media acts helplessly paralyzed when they are perfectly contented to tell us what to think the rest of the goddamned time they have their talking heads yapping at us. Why now so suspiciously slow?
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