Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The perils of the "CNN effect"

CTV News
Note: this video predates the UN approval of it's "take all necessary measures" resolution.

Really glad to see a media company readily admitting that not everything is what it seems, and that it's own presence is potentially affecting the conflict. Some quotes from the clip (This is the only way to document the video until I find a way to save Flash videos).
"Each day, each battle here, invites different versions of the truth."

"This is a conflict where credible information is at a premium."

"What we've observed...is a zeal...to shoot off assault rifles, anti-aircraft guns, even those SA-7 shoulder-to-air missiles. They do it out of paranoia, but mostly just for the cameras."

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