As I understand it there were two separate incidents, 1 on July 13th and 1 last Sunday. In both cases the military claimed an 'unidentified Iraqi civilian' saidloseyourname said:The impression I got was just that they changed one word from the quote in a later release, not that the quote was fabricated. 'ISF' was changed to 'children.'
to tailor the quote to fit the different circumstances the word children was changed to ISF." 'The terrorists are attacking the infrastructure, the (children / ISF) and all of Iraq. They are enemies of humanity without religion or any sort of ethics. They have attacked my community today and I will now take the fight to the terrorists,' said one Iraqi man who preferred not to be identified."
I'd be interested in reading more about his, pattylou.pattylou said:Well, I live in America and I have some examples. Did you discuss "fake news" last year? It was a NYTimes story, and grassroots action helped make the situation marginally better.
Shall I give more detail or have you "been there done that?"
cnn didn't mention anything about propaganda, it was an inference I'd made.Antiphon said:
Why look at it in this sort of relative light?? By analogy.... If the London police only kill one person wrongfully in the subway, then I'd conclude that law enforcement in the UK is not killing people wrongfully more often not. ??? Should this be the defense??antiphon said:
And why on Earth would propaganda being "new" or not, have anything to do with it?Anttech said:During war The Military always spread propagander, its not a new phenomina!.
It's a sad reflection on how people's expectation of standards in gov't has fallen to the extent that even when the Bush admin is caught red-handed with their pants down there is barely a murmer of discontent.pattylou said:Yes --- the ready made news.
This was the NYT article with which MoveON or PEN (I forget which) mobilised many of us:
The FCC issued guidelines partly in response to the deluge of emails that they received as a result. Stations are still allowed to broadcast fake news as segments in their "news" hour, but are required to identify it in some way, as a prepackaged segment. Read here:
Art was referring to the pre-packaged news reported in March, not to the CNN story in the original post.El Hombre Invisible said:What the hell does the Bush administration have to do with this?!? This was a US military-sourced story. Or two. Well, one and a bit.
Isn't it odd how perception makes such a difference here? Because it certainly did not say in the article that the quote was fabricated. I just had the impression that the military changed one word of a legitimate quote in a rerelease of the original statement to fit the targeting of children that had occured after the statement was originally made.Art said:The inference being that the military fabricated quotes from fictitious anonymous Iraqis in an attempt to lay claim to support from the Iraqi people in the 'war against terror'