Manipulating The Media

Pat Dollard picked up this story from Front Page Magazine that you should check out.

Simply, on 9/12/2001, Yasser Arafat is pictured in an AP photo “giving blood” for 9/11 victims.

This is what was uncovered by Front Page.

As Joel Pollak recounted online at the site Guide to the Perplexed, Enderlin told his Harvard audience “that Yasser Arafat had faked his blood donation to the victims of the September 11th attacks. Enderlin said the event had been staged for the media to counteract the embarrassing television images of Palestinians celebrating in the streets after the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks.”

The story of Arafat’s blood donation was reported around the world in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, usually accompanied by photographs depicting Arafat in the apparent act of giving blood at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Enderlin elaborated on his contention that the scene depicted in the photographs was staged. According to Pollak’s account of Enderlin’s remarks, “Arafat didn’t like needles, and so the doctor put a needle near his arm and agitated a bag of blood. The reporters took the requisite photographs.”

Don’t always believe what you read or see. Ask questions as we can all be fooled. We may think we are more sophisticated than that, but technology has made this type of thing easier than ever.

I always knew Yassar was low, but faking giving blood after 9/11 takes the cake.


~ by thedark2 on January 30, 2008.

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