Inveterate Enderlin

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally published at www.trans-int.blogspot.com] At the close of “Controversy? No Controversy…”, my last post on the Al-Dura/France2 affair, I asked readers who follow the French media to post comments or send me e-mail regarding uptake of the affair in the major French media that I may have missed. As I noted in the post, and [...]

Controversy, No Controversy…

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally published on www.trans-int.blogspot.com] The ability of France2 to continue using its Mohammed Al-Dura footage as if there was no question about its authenticity (see previous post), thus ignoring the public revelations of Luc Rosenzweig, Denis Jeambar and Daniel Leconte regarding the content of the rushes, reflects the sad fact that in France these revelations [...]

Controversy? What Controversy?: France2′s Continued Use of the Al-Dura Footage

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally published on www.trans-int.blogspot.com] On its nightly news program of last Wednesday, February 9, France 2 used an extract from its famous Mohammed Al-Dura footage to illustrate its lead story. Here is how France2 news anchor David Pujadas identified Mohammed Al-Dura: “little Mohammed, the Palestinian child killed during an exchange of gunfire at the start [...]

Seeing, But Not Seeing the Rushes: The NYTimes on Mohammed Al-Dura Affair

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally published at www.trans-int.blogspot.com] Via its European edition, the International Herald Tribune, the NYTimes has today finally acknowledged the controversy surrounding the Mohammed Al-Dura affair: or what perhaps, more precisely, should be called the “Mohammed Al-Dura/Charles Enderlin/France2 affair”. (See my previous post “The Fake, but Accurate Intifada”). Trusting, no doubt, that their colleagues at the [...]

The Fake, but Accurate Intifada: New Developments in the Mohammed Al-Dura Affair

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally published at www.trans-int.blogspot.com] On September 30, 2000, the nightly news program of the French public television channel France2 shows images apparently depicting a Palestinian boy and his father caught in the crossfire of a clash between Palestinian militants and Israeli troops in the town of Netzarim in the Gaza Strip. The voice-over of the [...]