Patterico's Pontifications

4/30/2005

Al Jazeera: Fairer Than the L.A. Times

Filed under: Dog Trainer,International — Patterico @ 9:27 pm

Earlier, I reported that the L.A. Times edited out information about a satellite recording which proved that the car bearing Giuliana Sgrena was speeding towards a U.S. checkpoint, just as the U.S. had always maintained.

It turns out that even Al Jazeera has reported about the satellite footage:

The CBS television network reported yesterday that satellite data had shown the car had been travelling at about 60mph.

When Al Jazeera is giving you a more complete picture than your own hometown paper, you know you’re in trouble.

UPDATE: Eugene Volokh notes that the Islamic Republic News Agency (the official news agency of Iran) has also reported on the satellite recording.

7 Responses to “Al Jazeera: Fairer Than the L.A. Times

  1. News Flash! Sgrena lied!
    Well, not really much of a revelation for those who followed this story, but

    Media Lies (11ee8e)

  2. If you saw ‘control room’ you wouldn’tbe surprised that al-jazeera gives complete records.

    actus (0f2616)

  3. This may be another one of those news media circle-jerks where they are all reporting rumors others are reporting, on stuff originating at CBS. It may be prudent to hold off reporting on this until a second (or first) source can be obtained.

    Ladainian (91b3b2)

  4. Actus, I saw Control Room.

    Ladainian, you may be right. Who knows? Do you think that is their justification?

    Patterico (756436)

  5. “Actus, I saw Control Room.”

    my favorite part was:

    AMERICAN REPORTERS: “They freed jessica lynch”
    AL-JAZEERA REPORTERS: “Who? What?”

    actus (0f2616)

  6. So I guess bad weather was behind the Italian decision to bail on the copter and take a convoy instead. If it was still cloudy or foggy at the time of the slaying shooting, no satellite picture would be available — only vehicles with those trick transponders would show up on maps. I really can’t tell what that newly released report says about this.

    Ladainian (91b3b2)

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