The following is an email I recieved from a friend
within the News, media industry.
There's an important point in the power of press,
> *specifically the power of
> *> CNN.
> *> All around the world we are subjected to 3 or 4 huge news
> *distributors, and
> *> one of them - as you well know - is CNN. Very well, I guess
> *all of you have
> *> been seeing (just as I've been) images from this company. In
> *Particular, one
> *> set of images caught my attention: the Palestinians
> *celebrating the bombing,
> *> out on the streets, eating celebration sweets and making
> *funny faces for the
> *> camera.
> *> Well, THOSE IMAGES WERE SHOT BACK IN 1991!!! Those are images of
> *> Palestinians celebrating the invasion of Kuwait! It's simply
> *> that a super-power of communications as CNN uses images which do not
> *> correspond to the reality in talking about so serious of an issue.
> *> At the BBC here, we have these footages on videotapes
> *recorded in 1991, with
> *> the very same images. But now, think for a moment about the
> *impact of such
> *> images. Your people are hurt, emotionally fragile, and this kind of
> *> broadcast has very high possiblity of causing waves of anger and rage
> *> against the Palestinians.
> *> It's simply irresponsible to show images such as those.
> *> Russell Grossman | Head of Internal Communication | BBC
> *> Third Floor | London Broadcasting House | LONDON W1A 1AA
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