In two posts, here and here, an accusation that CNN used 10 year old footage of Palestinians celebrating has been presented here. Marcio A. V. Carvalho of State University of Campinas - Brazil;, who made the claims has now recanted. His post to Indymedia is as follows:
Last September 13, I've sent an email to a social theory list in which
I provided some information about the falsity of the images of
Palestinian celebration for the terrorism in USA, information given to
me by a teacher. I spent the last day looking for that teacher, and,
unfortunately, when I found her, she DENIED having access to such
She said that she was sure she had seen the images back in 1991, but
SHE CAN'T PROVE. She was not willing to provide further information,
DENYING what she had said before to a full class of students.
I sincerely apologize for this uncertain information; unfortunately I
can't prove the information contained in my last post; IT'S ONLY A
CONJECTURE, THAT THOSE IMAGES OF PALESTINIANS CELEBRATING IS FALSE. I
bought the idea myself, and reproduced it for you because of the
importance of it, in the case it was to be confirmed.
Whatever news I get I'll pass to you.
Márcio A. V. Carvalho
State University of Campinas - Brazil
"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog,
it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx