CNN airing misinformation about Palestinian celebrations?
My girlfriend alerted me to a very interesting article from the Sept 17 issue of the Saint Petersburg [FL] Times entitled "Debunking the week's rumors".
One thing that caught my eye in the article and which I found extremely disturbing follows:
I'm not sure what to think of this. If it's true, it seriously damages CNN's credibility (what little remained after being taken over by AOL).
The CNN footage of the Palestinians dancing in the street was shot in 1991. CNN says that footage was forwarded to it by the Associated Press and Reuters, and it was dated Sept. 11, 2001. The network assumes that's correct. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who condemned the terrorist attack, reportedly attributed any celebrations to a small band of children.