CNN busted running phony Gaza propaganda, doesn't fess up (updated)

Down the memory hole goes fake video run by CNN to tug on viewers' heartstrings, following its debunking by clear-headed observers. The "most trusted name in news" lacks the integrity to fess up for channeling Palestinian propaganda, though.

The network was caught running an obviously faked video of a Gaza Palestinian supposedly being treated in the wake of an Israeli attack, supposedly recorded by a camera man who was his brother. The problem was that the "doctor" who playing the role of an emergency room physician administering CPR had not a clue what the real thing looks like. Little Green Footballs exposed the fraud, so CNN pulled the video from its website without explanation.

However, the propaganda lives on in the form of a text-only story. Hoystory writes:

So, the video was questionable enough that it had to be removed, but the story supporting the fradulent video stays?

That's not bad journalism, that's out and out propaganda.

You can view the video, and keep in mind the comments of a real doctor posted on LGF:

I'm no military expert, but I am a doctor, and this video is bullsh-t. The chest compressions that were being performed at the beginning of this video were absolutely, positively fake. The large man in the white coat was NOT performing CPR on that child. He was just sort of tapping on the child's sternum a little bit with his fingers. You can't make blood flow like that. Furthermore, there's no point in doing chest compressions if you're not also ventilating the patient somehow. In this video, I can't tell for sure if the patient has an endotracheal tube in place, but you can see that there is nobody bag-ventilating him (a bag is actually hanging by the head of the bed), and there is no ventilator attached to the patient. In a hospital, during a code on a ventilated patient, somebody would probably be bagging the patient during the chest compressions. And they also would have moved the bed away from the wall, so that somebody could get back there to intubate the patient and/or bag him. In short, the "resuscitation scene" at the beginning is fake, and it's a pretty lame fake at that.



Hat tip: Instapundit, Clarice Feldman

Update: CNN has reposted the video, claiming it is genuine. LGF makes mincemeat of the laughable assertions.
Down the memory hole goes fake video run by CNN to tug on viewers' heartstrings, following its debunking by clear-headed observers. The "most trusted name in news" lacks the integrity to fess up for channeling Palestinian propaganda, though.

The network was caught running an obviously faked video of a Gaza Palestinian supposedly being treated in the wake of an Israeli attack, supposedly recorded by a camera man who was his brother. The problem was that the "doctor" who playing the role of an emergency room physician administering CPR had not a clue what the real thing looks like. Little Green Footballs exposed the fraud, so CNN pulled the video from its website without explanation.

However, the propaganda lives on in the form of a text-only story. Hoystory writes:

So, the video was questionable enough that it had to be removed, but the story supporting the fradulent video stays?

That's not bad journalism, that's out and out propaganda.

You can view the video, and keep in mind the comments of a real doctor posted on LGF:

I'm no military expert, but I am a doctor, and this video is bullsh-t. The chest compressions that were being performed at the beginning of this video were absolutely, positively fake. The large man in the white coat was NOT performing CPR on that child. He was just sort of tapping on the child's sternum a little bit with his fingers. You can't make blood flow like that. Furthermore, there's no point in doing chest compressions if you're not also ventilating the patient somehow. In this video, I can't tell for sure if the patient has an endotracheal tube in place, but you can see that there is nobody bag-ventilating him (a bag is actually hanging by the head of the bed), and there is no ventilator attached to the patient. In a hospital, during a code on a ventilated patient, somebody would probably be bagging the patient during the chest compressions. And they also would have moved the bed away from the wall, so that somebody could get back there to intubate the patient and/or bag him. In short, the "resuscitation scene" at the beginning is fake, and it's a pretty lame fake at that.



Hat tip: Instapundit, Clarice Feldman

Update: CNN has reposted the video, claiming it is genuine. LGF makes mincemeat of the laughable assertions.