Thursday, August 14, 2008

CNN war propaganda scam

CNN showed Georgian forces attacking South Ossetia,and Claimed it was Russians attacking Gori.

CNN, and possibly other western media are airing misleading footage of the war between Georgia and Russia, skewing public opinion in favour of the Georgians, according to a Russia Today cameraman interviewed this morning.

The Russia Today satellite TV company aired the interview on its English language news channel, but the story is yet to appear on the Internet or in any other news outlet.

The Russian cameraman charged that CNN had used his footage of Georgian forces attacking Russian civilians in Tskhinvali, the provincial capital of South Ossetia, but then claimed it showed Russians attacking Georgians in the Georgian town of Gori.

The Georgian assault on Tskhinvali, described as an act of genocide and a war crime by Russian officials and other eyewitnesses, led to the slaughter of at least 2,000 civilians. The fact that Georgia, backed by the U.S. and Israel, were responsible for the provocation that led to the Russian response, has been buried by the majority of western corporate media.

Western media bias to skew popular opinion in favour of the U.S. and NATO client state Georgia was evident from the very start of the conflict.

A prime example of media bias in shielding Georgia from responsibility for the carnage is the fact that news outlets like the BBC continue to report that "thousands of civilians were killed in Georgia", with the obvious inference being that these are victims of the Russian onslaught. But these victims were not killed in Georgia, they were killed in Ossetia - by Georgian forces.

While the Ossetians claimed over 1000 dead the BBC neither reported this or any newsreel coming out of Ossetia showing the destruction caused by the Georgian shelling of the breakaway republic. All we are getting is one-sided reports of the destruction being caused by the Russians.” Chimes of Freedom Blog
or see the video here:


Green Gordon said...

This is all taken from the original article, right and isn't completely your opinion is it? The number of deaths has yet to be verified, but I think it's a bit premature to say 2000 civilians (not that I have any idea)

DocRichard said...

You're right Gordon, I just pasted an email in. Because I was so furious.
However I have now followed the link, and seen the video of the Russian cameraman. He convinces me, because he has an emotional authenticity.

Truth is always the first casualty of war, and I am sure that lies and humanitarian abuses will be done by both sides.

We should write to the BBC asking them to verify the provenance of this clip.

Cassandrina said...

The BBC came out on the side of the Georgians without having any information since they had no veteran reporter available as they were all in China.
Since then they have given the Russian side of the argument in spite of them being provided with Putin's agenda some 3 days ago, by an experienced Russia watcher, and did not investigate or tell us of it.
In the last 3 days this expert's forecasts are coming horrifically true.
Only Russian fellow traveller's and possibly the loony left can support Russia's moves in the last 2 days.

DocRichard said...

Cassandrina, your comment is a bit obscure. What expert?

I dislike comments containing words like "loony left". I personally am neither left nor loony. I cut my political teeth years ago in opposing the Soviets' abuse of psychiatry, in committing dissidents to mental wards.

The topic of discussion here is that the CNN and BBC are alleged to have used footage of damage done by Georgians to a town, and presented it as damage done by Russians to a different town.

I support neither Russia nor Georgia, nor yet the hypocrite Bush. I support truth in reporting, a speedy end to this tragic violence, and peaceful measures to prevent this kind of nonsense happening in future.

Do you?
And what is your comment on the alleged perversion of truth committed by the CNN and BBC?

Thanks for commenting