Staged and False News

LGF has 2 articles in the “fake news” category today. 

How French TV Fudged the Death of Mohammed Al Durah – Here

Documents how French TV made up a story of a “brutal killing” by the IDF. Examination of the raw footage shows the boy is in fact alive.

Reuters Cameraman Caught Staging Photos of Rock Throwers – Here

Documents how a Reuters cameraman was arrested and charged for encouraging rioters (presumably to get a better shot).  He even managed to tape hiself doing it.

If you have ever seen footage from Palestine, I highly recommend this video.

My option over the break.

What I don’t get is, why these news organisations get taken in by this. They can clearly see from their own footage, that the news they are broadcasting is 
not true. They know they are perpetuating a lie.
In this day and age, you’d think they’d know better.

So why do it? The best I can come up with is they assume all other incidents are true. But you would think that, after a while, these newsmen would start to question why every “incident” is staged. They would start to question if any of the other incidents they do not have raw footage for is staged too.

But I guess that’s too much to ask.

1 comment

  1. The news organizations are taken in…they feed on sensionilized story fake or not to get the rates. Its disgusting behavior and at best foolish arrogance!! I am going through a sttuation like this with Wave 3 TV Station in Louisville KY.

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