Skip to comments.CBS takes heat for fake fireworks shots
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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Another Nail In The Coffin
To me... this is not a big deal. They wanted to showcase some places in historic Boston. So what?
Hey, its CBS. Fake but factual.
Fake photos and fake video is the same as lying.
Photojournalists who get caught doctoring their photos are immediately fired.
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.
But it was really an entertainment show for the fourth of July.
Don’t worry though, last-place Katie was fair and balanced during the election and all that /huge sarc
Seeing the World Trade Center in the NYC fireworks might have been your first clue...
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.
LOL - First thing that came to mind when I read the title..
Looks like See B.S is at it again.
CBS- the fake (Rather) and fail (Couric) network...
That’s one of my favorite “busted” media moments.
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?
Why is CBS News still on the air?
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