Saturday, January 10, 2009

CNN Responds to Video Controversy

Following up on an earlier post, CNN has responded to the furor over an apparently faked video from the recent Israeli/Hamas conflict:

There's no truth to accusations by bloggers that a Palestinian camera crew staged a video showing the death of the videographer's brother after an Israeli rocket attack, said the team's employer. "It's absolute nonsense," Paul Martin, co-owner of World News and Features, said of accusations leveled by bloggers at videographer Ashraf Mashharawi.

Many bloggers remain unconvinced. CNN didn't disclose the nature of Martin's news enterprise. If you check out their website, you'll discover that customers can commission stories for a price. A new business model for CNN?

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