Richard Landes has produced a 14-minute video accompanying his column on the French court of appeals judgment reversing the defamtion verdict against Phillipe Karsenty in connection with his criticism of the infamous France 2 television report on the death of Muhammad al-Dura:In the asymmetrical warfare of global Jihad against the West, the “weak” side treats the media of the “strong” side as a theater of war, and no single case shows the Western journalism’s vulnerability to this kind of manipulation better than the Al Durah affair. Nothing illustrates the dysfunctions of our media more than their pervasive refusal to reconsider this case...
The video takes a look at the staging of other more recent instances of Pallywood (disseminated by the New York Times and Time) as wel as the al-Dura hoax reported by Charles Enderlin and broadcast by France 2.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008