Awhile back, CNN was caught with its pants down. CNN’s “on the scene source Danny” in Syria was caught staging events. CNN’s source and camera operator can be seen ordering gunfire and explosions in an area that is otherwise quiet. They are also heard discussing the script, which is clearly false. The Syrian government has stated that Western media is propaganda. There is certainly violence by both sides in the Syrian conflict, but this shows the class nature of the media.
This isn’t new. During the first Gulf War, similar cases of staged events were uncovered:
“Charles Jaco was the CNN reporter famous for covering the 1990 Persian Gulf War.
The first part of this video shows the stage set he was on, and he was clowning around with fellow CNN staff. The Saudi Arabian “hotel” in the background were fake palm trees and a blue wall in a studio. This clip was leaked by CNN staff.
The second part of this video was a live CNN satellite feed recorded onto VHS showing the final cut. Charles Jaco was wearing a different jacket, but he had the same act. The acting was terrible as Charles Jaco wore a gas mask, and his fellow correspondent Carl Rochelle wore a helmet. The sirens and missile sound effects are part of the stage set. The camera never pans out or shows the sky.”
Other media has also created fake videos: