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CBS takes heat for fake fireworks shots
news.yahoo.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Joe Pompeo

Posted on 07/08/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT by perfect stranger

You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won recent unwelcome notoriety--fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown.

CBS has been caught doctoring Fourth of July footage after Bostonians realized Thursday that the network's images of fireworks over various city landmarks were not only breathtaking, but also fake.

An area research scientist appears to have been among the first to point out the discrepancy on a Boston-based blog. Then the Boston Globe got wind of the scandal and blew the story up in its pages Friday, noting that "it would not have been geographically possible to see the fireworks above and behind the landmarks in question"--including the State House, Quincy Market, and home plate at Fenway Park--"since the display was launched from a barge in the Charles River and in directions away from those places."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bostonglob; boycottviacom; fakephotos; fauxtography; orwelliannightmare; pravdamedia; ratherbiased; rathergate; seebsnews; stalinisttactics; viacommies; waronerror
ANITC...

Another Nail In The Coffin

1 posted on 07/08/2011 5:43:08 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

To me... this is not a big deal. They wanted to showcase some places in historic Boston. So what?


2 posted on 07/08/2011 5:45:55 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: perfect stranger

Hey, its CBS. Fake but factual.


3 posted on 07/08/2011 5:46:03 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: perfect stranger
Photobucket
4 posted on 07/08/2011 5:48:47 PM PDT by IrishPennant (We've vanquished them in Tripoli before...bring it!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Fake photos and fake video is the same as lying.

Photojournalists who get caught doctoring their photos are immediately fired.


5 posted on 07/08/2011 5:49:05 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Winstons Julia

To me I think it’s disingenuous. CBS made it appear to be real and factual when it wasn’t. I mean, isn’t the MSM supposed to be truthful? (yeah yeah, I know). CBS should have had a disclaimer at the beginning of the show saying it wasn’t the real deal. Just saying.


6 posted on 07/08/2011 5:49:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: SkyDancer

But it was really an entertainment show for the fourth of July.


7 posted on 07/08/2011 5:51:45 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: perfect stranger

Don’t worry though, last-place Katie was fair and balanced during the election and all that /huge sarc


8 posted on 07/08/2011 5:56:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: perfect stranger

Seeing the World Trade Center in the NYC fireworks might have been your first clue...


9 posted on 07/08/2011 6:08:18 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: perfect stranger

Anyone remember the fake fireworks for China Olympics?

No-one seemed to make a big deal over that. Too bad. Because we’re supposed to see how awesome the Commie Chinese are.


10 posted on 07/08/2011 6:11:57 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: IrishPennant

LOL - First thing that came to mind when I read the title..


11 posted on 07/08/2011 6:20:00 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: perfect stranger

Windows screensaver?


12 posted on 07/08/2011 6:43:27 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: perfect stranger

Looks like See B.S is at it again.


13 posted on 07/08/2011 6:51:59 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: perfect stranger

CBS- the fake (Rather) and fail (Couric) network...


14 posted on 07/08/2011 6:53:33 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: IrishPennant

That’s one of my favorite “busted” media moments.


15 posted on 07/08/2011 7:08:33 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: vetvetdoug
Hey, its CBS. Fake but factual.

Yeah, I had no idea Dan Rather had been relegated to fireworks coverage.
16 posted on 07/08/2011 8:37:43 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: perfect stranger; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Joe 6-pack; Revolting cat!
This looks shooped:

The Boston Glob felt duty bound to expose this fraud yet they fell whole hog for the porn site photos that antiwar traitors were pitching as evidence US "troops" were "raping" "prisoners".

And the Left has the audacity to tell the Tea Party to trust the media and the photographic evidence that is presented daily?

Please.

17 posted on 07/09/2011 10:13:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: perfect stranger

Why is CBS News still on the air?


18 posted on 07/09/2011 11:26:05 AM PDT by grayeagle
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