CNN republishes fake atrocity video; Update: CNN responds

posted at 8:00 pm on January 9, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday evening, I wrote about CNN’s use of an obvious fake video, sourced from Hamas’ webmaster, of an alleged Israeli attack on two young boys playing on a roof.  After being exposed by blogs, CNN took the video down without any explanation.  As of 4:30 pm ET today, though, the video has returned to CNN’s site, although they seem to have turned off the embedding for it. This version did get onto YouTube earlier — in fact, we used that to discuss this on today’s TEMS episode:

There are several points that clearly show this to be a fake. Yesterday I wrote about the doctors and the ridiculous effort at CPR, plus the inclusion of notorious pro-Hamas activist Mads Gilbert. When Duane and I looked at this again, we saw a few other points as well.

  • Take a look at the blood on the operating table.  For penetrating wounds, there is almost no blood, and what little there is looks washed out — almost orange.  The body should have been covered in blood, and much more than that should have transferred to the sheets, especially if someone was giving CPR.
  • The video alleges that the Israelis used a missile from an unmanned drone to attack the rooftop, but look carefully at that roof.  A missile hitting that roof would have left much more than a six-inch-diameter impact crater, even if it didn’t explode.
  • Also, the plastic chair is sitting normally in the blast zone, and the clothes remain on the clothesline in the background.  A missile blast that killed two boys on that roof would have done much more extensive damage.

It’s not only a fake, it’s an absurd fake.  It’s not even done well, and Gilbert’s dramatic headshake at the end of the supposed CPR — in which Doctor #2′s hands keep coming off the body — is only the cheesy coup de grace.  Why did CNN republish this?

Update: And as soon as I wrote this, HA reader Pete L sends me CNN’s explanation:

There’s no truth to accusations by bloggers that a Palestinian camera crew staged a video showing the death of the videographer’s brother after an Israeli rocket attack, said the team’s employer.

“It’s absolute nonsense,” Paul Martin, co-owner of World News and Features, said of accusations leveled by bloggers at videographer Ashraf Mashharawi.

“He’s a man of enormous integrity and would never get involved with any sort of manipulation of images, let alone when the person dying is his own brother,” Martin said. “I know the whole family. I know them very well. … [Mashharawi] is upset and angry that anyone would think of him having done anything like this. … This is ridiculous. He’s independent.”

Maybe Martin can explain how a missile hits a roof and kills two boys but does no more damage to the roof than what a pickaxe could do in five minutes — and how the furniture didn’t get disturbed.

Update II: Charles has more at LGF.


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Do not trust al-CNN.

BKennedy on January 10, 2009 at 2:32 AM

CNN..in bed with terrorists.

Black Adam on January 10, 2009 at 4:25 AM

…JUST on the other side.

The whole thing’s a ludicrous fake.

Why must they use children? Has it come to that, from every corner and in every stitch?

FAKE.

ChipDWood on January 10, 2009 at 6:00 AM

Dan Rather said his Bush story was true right up until the bitter end when he was fired resigned. Now CNN follows in his footsteps.

kanda on January 10, 2009 at 7:37 AM

CNN – Corrupt News Network

petefrt on January 10, 2009 at 8:36 AM

kanda on January 10, 2009 at 7:37 AM

He’s still saying it was true, isn’t he?

Jim Treacher on January 10, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Oh give me a break! How much more fake can this video be?

I didn’t read all of the other comments, but did anyone else notice the child being put into the grave? At one point, his arm is at his side and his hand on his stomach. Unless it was tied to something, there is no way his arm would have stayed in that position if the boy was dead.

I also found the grieving odd, too. From watching previous “real” videos of families mourning a death, where was the wailing and the beating of their heads? They looked more like their favorite soccer team just lost. Actually, I think there would be more wailing in that case, too.

behiker on January 10, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Seanie D on January 9, 2009 at 11:19 PM

Wow, have you no shame! Geez…

Keemo on January 10, 2009 at 9:15 AM

seen more believable deaths on ‘ER’..

DaveC on January 10, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Maybe Martin can explain his unusual CPR technique.

I have my BCLS (basic cardiac life support) certification and that doesn’t look like any CPR I was trained to do.

Mommynator on January 10, 2009 at 9:50 AM

It’s sad how the “news” is now overt propaganda. I say let them continue with the obvious fakes — maybe some people will be sucked in, but in the end, maybe when O’Boingo is exposed as the massive fake he is, the sheeple will start to wake up.

mr.blacksheep on January 10, 2009 at 9:50 AM

OK, so trained medical professionals NEVER just go through the motions for a family when they bring in a dead child. They always stick to procedure. Even if there’s a backlog of wounded from a battle.

Ya know, two things, if I was a trained medical professional with the charge of trying to save a life, I would try. I wouldn’t make some halfassed attempt at it. I also wouldn’t “go through the motions” in an environment where that kind of technique can get you beheaded by Uncle Abdullah.

And the Israelis don’t have ANY of our M429 anti-personnel air burst rockets in their arsenal. We’d never sell arms to the Israelis.

Seanie D on January 9, 2009 at 11:42 PM

I’m not saying they don’t have any. I’m saying it’s extremely unlikely that antipersonnel ordnance would leave the minuscule damage we saw on that roof.

And it’s not like this is conspiracy theory stuff; the Paleostinians have pulled this kind of nonsense before in the past. Provable fakes. Welcome to the latest fakery.

john1schn on January 10, 2009 at 9:53 AM

I question this “death.” Where was the swarm of people to pick up the bits of the victim? There’s always a car swarm or gathering when a “victim” is portrayed.

Sorry guys, I call BS on this one.

john1schn on January 10, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Here’s an interesting comment from ConfederateYankee’s story on this matter yesterday:

Wow! The Israelis shot the boys with a missile from a UAV. I checked their OOB for UAVs and didn’t see any that carry missiles or other ordnance. Can anyone help?
Posted by Bob R at January 8, 2009 08:11 PM

I’d be interested in hearing whether anybody can confirm this. That would prove fraud beyond a shadow of a doubt, if true.

philwynk on January 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM

CNN:

“He’s independent.”

The MSM keeps using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

Dave Shay on January 10, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Sure, the video is genuine. It is made out of real, bona fide 1′s and 0′s, after all.

commenter on January 10, 2009 at 10:23 AM

I can’t help but wonder if the boy in the video actually was dead, and these men used his body as a prop in the video. It would explain the small quantity of blood. It might also explain why the “doctor” was apparently squeamish about performing CPR on the body.

Dead children have been ghoulishly used as props in staged scenes before.

forest on January 10, 2009 at 10:33 AM

What forest said. That kid is dead, in my opinion. I’m reminded of Green Helmet dragging around the corpse of the baby a couple of years ago, as well.

Nothing hit the roof of the house.

Krydor on January 10, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Maybe Martin can explain his unusual CPR technique.

I have my BCLS (basic cardiac life support) certification and that doesn’t look like any CPR I was trained to do.

Mommynator on January 10, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Looked more like the “doctor” was feeling him up, which is disgusting in its own right.

john1schn on January 10, 2009 at 11:15 AM

here is a great recent documentary by the respectable media company World News and Features.

ROCKET MEN OF GAZA

Israel has mounted a large-scale invasion of parts of the Gaza Strip, and threatens to do so on an even bigger scale again soon. This in what it says is a response to rocket attacks on Israeli collective farms and cities. The Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip have refused to condemn rocket-firing, arguing they are a legitimate weapon of resistance. But Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the rival group Fatah, said recently at a press conference that rocket attacks are “entirely pointless”. Still, fighting units in the Gaza Strip that are loyal to Fatah are continuing to fire rockets – as are men from Hamas and from Islamic Jihad. Film-maker Paul Martin, of WORLD NEWS & FEATURES, has gained exclusive access to the men who fire the rockets. Martin filmed with a militant group as they prepared to risk their lives – and his – in a rocket-firing operation. He presents a unique view of the ROCKET MEN of Gaza.

WoosterOh on January 10, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Just to point out, Martin is Glorifying the terrorist.

WoosterOh on January 10, 2009 at 11:31 AM

this is really sick, how absolutely morally inverse our MSM elites are. Palin really is there anti-thesis, no wonder they go nuts over over.

the educated ‘progressives’ in the MSM elite, may actually be closet anti-semites/nazi’s….see “liberal fascism” and the Eugenics movement.

jp on January 10, 2009 at 12:20 PM

the educated ‘progressives’ in the MSM elite, may actually be closet anti-semites/nazi’s….see “liberal fascism” and the Eugenics movement.

jp on January 10, 2009 at 12:20 PM

There’s nothing closet about their anti-semitism–they’re becoming quite open about it. It’s the new cool thing for the hip left.

Matt Helm on January 10, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Update II: Charles has more at LGF.

Fake, but we don’t need fanatical cheerleaders to point that out.

sethstorm on January 10, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Fake, but we don’t need fanatical cheerleaders to point that out.

sethstorm on January 10, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Why shouldn’t the media point it out?

the_nile on January 10, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Why must they use children? Has it come to that, from every corner and in every stitch?

FAKE.

ChipDWood on January 10, 2009 at 6:00 AM

It’s for the children.

Johan Klaus on January 10, 2009 at 1:23 PM

All the news that is fit to fake.

Johan Klaus on January 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Fake, but we don’t need fanatical cheerleaders to point that out.

sethstorm on January 10, 2009 at 12:57 PM

I think that the terrorist are the fanatics.

Johan Klaus on January 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Notice my screen name? PJ = USAF Pararescue Specialist. That means five years dealing with PRECISELY this type of situation.

Seanie D, you get further in left field with every post.

batterup on January 9, 2009 at 10:56 PM

This person knows from which they speak.

PJ Emeritus on January 10, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Fake for sure:

CPR

rooftop was not site of rocket explosion

However, the child may have been dead, but is he the brother of videographer Ashraf Mashharawi?

slp on January 10, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Really, really smart bombs.

ThePrez on January 9, 2009 at 8:11 PM

But did the bombs go to Hahvad?

Sapwolf on January 10, 2009 at 4:18 PM

As for the latest updates, The World News and Features website is hosted by nepras.net, which is owned by Ashraf Mashharawi.

BohicaTwentyTwo on January 10, 2009 at 5:05 PM

I know this is kinda picky, but…….

Israel Herons UCAV’s are loaded with “Hellfire Missile”

From the vid they are claiming that a “Hellfire Missile” hit the roof of a concrete and sands stone.

We are shown a small pockmark about 2 in x 1.5 in

The problem is there shouldn’t be a small pockmark, or a hole.

In fact if that building was hit with a “Hellfire Missile” there shouldn’t be a building left.

The “Hellfire Missile” has 2 types of warheads A duel HEAT round, that would have passed through the roof of that building and exploded just below it. The roof would be gone.
High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT); 20 lb (9 kg) tandem anti-armor

The other charge is called a MAC, or Metal augmented charge, or more commonly called a Thermobaric weapon (Think MOAB, that is a Thermobaric weapon)

If it was hit with one of those there would be no building left.

This vid at about the 2:19 mark shows what happens when a building is hit by a “Hellfire Missile”

http://www.strimoo.com/video/10939462/Army-Air-Power-in-Iraq-Destroys-Rigged-Building-Youtube.html

The name of this Missile describes what it is.

DSchoen on January 10, 2009 at 5:33 PM

Late to the party and I just watched the “video”. OMG is CNN trying to say this is real! What a frickin joke. As an experiment I asked my 11 year old daughter to watch the video and comment about the “CPR”. The first thing she said was “I thought you had to push a lot harder for CPR”. She based this comment on “what I’ve seen on TV”. Even she thought there was soemthing wrong. I worked in an ER for two years and did Aeromedical Evacuation on C-130′s for six years as an EMT in the USAF. I performed CPR at least eight times during that period. THAT WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO REAL WORLD CPR.
CNN = Comedy News Network

dddave on January 10, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Oh give me a break! How much more fake can this video be?

I didn’t read all of the other comments, but did anyone else notice the child being put into the grave? At one point, his arm is at his side and his hand on his stomach. Unless it was tied to something, there is no way his arm would have stayed in that position if the boy was dead.

I also found the grieving odd, too. From watching previous “real” videos of families mourning a death, where was the wailing and the beating of their heads? They looked more like their favorite soccer team just lost. Actually, I think there would be more wailing in that case, too.

behiker on January 10, 2009 at 9:06 AM

You’re right.

The boy had to be alive and holding his arm to his stomach.

The family is too subdued.

You can note for any future news stories, Dr. Gilbert is a commie liar and the CNN editors are idiots.

slp on January 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM

I’ve been saying it for over two years now and here on Hot Air. CNN is corrupt. What’s new?

Travis1 on January 10, 2009 at 7:41 PM

CNN’s Staged Video Updates (LGF)

Media | Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 9:17:11 am PST

Here’s an interesting update to the story of the obviously staged video from Gaza promoted and vouched for by CNN.

The company that provided this video story to CNN and several other news outlets is World News & Features, as we pointed out yesterday after CNN published their defense of the piece.

At the lower right of the World News & Features front page, we find a link to Nepras.net as the designer of the site.

A WHOIS lookup for worldnf.tv reveals that the domain is hosted by Nepras.net:

Domain Name: WORLDNF.TV
Created on: 07-Feb-06
Expires on: 07-Feb-09
Last Updated on: 07-Feb-08

Administrative Contact:
Martin, Paul
World News & Features
High gatte
London N6 6AT
United Kingdom

Technical Contact:
Martin, Paul
World News & Features
High gate
London N6 6AT
United Kingdom

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.NEPRAS.NET
NS2.NEPRAS.NET

And the primary contact and general manager for Nepras.net is none other than the “freelance photographer” who filmed that staged hospital scene, Ashraf Mashharawi.

Overnight, I received several more emails from doctors and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), all expressing the opinion that the video is staged and that the “CPR” shown is an obvious fraud, for many reasons. So far, not one doctor has written to say the technique shown in the video might be genuine.

UPDATE at 1/10/09 11:21:43 am:

And more connections to Hamas; the official website of the Hamas television station (Aqsa TV) was registered by Mashharawi’s company:

Domain Name: aqsatv.ps
Creation Date: 2006-03-13
Expiration Date: 2009-03-13
Status: Active

Domain Name Owner:
Name: aqsatv
Address: gaza
Tel:[redacted]
Fax:
Country: Palestine

Administrative Contact:
Name: aqsatv
Address: gaza
Tel: [redacted]
Fax:
Country: Palestine

Technical Contact:
Name: aqsatv
Address: gaza
Tel: [redacted]
Fax:
Country: Palestine

Registrar:
Name: Nepras For Media & IT
Address: [redacted]
Tel: [redacted]
Fax: [redacted]
WebSite: http://www.nepras.com

Keemo on January 10, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Disgraced Tailwind fraud and former CNN reporter / Saddam supporter Peter “Baby Milk Factory” Arnett could not be reached for comment.

viking01 on January 10, 2009 at 9:25 PM

It doesnt pass the smell test..
I have seen as all of you have real explosives both used for target practice and real combat footage.
First the hole is almost at a perfect 90 degrees..
Now it is possible that a missle would come in at that angle
Bug HIGHLY unlikly

Second the amount of so called blast damage.
Any object traveling at a high velicity is going to leave shrapnel or other debris scattered around Usually in a downward cone shape or so the logic goes..
I dont see it here

And third that was a DOCTOR?
HELL in the army i think i could have done a better job at cpr on the manequin then he did

Sorry it doesnt pass my smell test..
War is deceit mohammed was well known for saying..
yep its a fake..

jcila on January 10, 2009 at 9:29 PM

It’s good to be skeptical on these points, and it’s clear what CNN’s agenda was in highlighting the story. But really, people, there’s nothing in the video to suggest fakery. The blood on the table isn’t the wrong color, and depending on where the wound was and how quickly the victim died there’s no reason to expect Hollywood puddles of gore (an extremely small shrapnel wound, just like an extremely small bullet wound, can be fatal). The chair and laundry could have been placed after the attack, even by other residents of the building. And weapons don’t necessarily leave big holes, particularly if they have fragmentation warheads. Such weapons leave lots of small holes, indicating all sorts of directions of entry–much like one seen in the video.

That a child died in the Israeli attacks does nothing to suggest Israel “targets” children, unfortunate as it may be, so that argument made in the piece is ridiculous. Unfortunately, use of military force produces collateral damage that to most is unpleasant. That evidence emerges showing this ugly side of a war that most here (myself included) support doesn’t mean the evidence is a priori fake.

The only thing even remotely fishy here is the obviously ineffectual CPR–but there could be other explanations for that. Even if the doctor in question was hamming for the camera, that doesn’t mean the rest of the video is bogus. In a war, some women and children will die. If you can’t handle that reality, you should re-think your attitude about the use of military force.

Blacklake on January 10, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Just like that missile which hit the ambulance in Lebanon in ’06 – made a nearly perfectly circular hole exactly where the stobe-light hole would have been – and left the interior of the ambulance undisurbed.

The faked CPR does taint the rest of the video. At least in my mind it reduces the credibility of the entire video (and CNN along with it) to zero. Particulary given CNN’s past support of terrorist causes.

CrazyFool on January 10, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Blacklake
Collateral casualties happen , everybody accepts that . Hell , lying about collateral casualties are acceptable too . But please , if they are going to lie and make a production out of it with the help of their sympathizers in the western media , they should at least make a damn effort not to be obvious about it in the youtube age .
Hell , from the code scene alone , the bed was way up the wall , nobody was giving rescue breaths , the compressor by the way he was positioned looked like he was performing a Heimlich Maneuver rather than doing chest compressions , the team leader was acting for the camera and the nurse assisting them was just there for decorative purposes . Nobody was giving IV meds , there was nobody to help the compressor in case he tires out ( highly doubtful) and oh btw , the most obvious one , there should had been enough medical and nursing staff from the rest of the hospital to help out with an obvious code involving a child . Another thing , in a code blue situation , we will not permit non essential personnel in the room with us when we are doing a code and there is no hospital in this world and that includes this one that have a policy of having staff members and especially family members film an emergency situation . The most obvious reason why a hospital would this would be for propaganda purposes .

DinobotPrime on January 11, 2009 at 12:10 AM

well.. CNN fluffed McCain like he was the greatest Republican on the planet, so no surprise here. They’re the Communist News Network.

popularpeoplesfront on January 11, 2009 at 1:08 AM

A missile blast that killed two boys on that roof would have done much more extensive damage.

When this first came out I showed it to my husband who was incredulous at the lack of destruction. Myself have taken a couple of CPR courses and anyone who’s seen an actor act it on tv could have done a better job at faking it than the guy in the video. But I guess CNN is scrambling to cover their arses in such a bald display of favoritism and lack of professionalism.

4shoes on January 11, 2009 at 9:14 AM

CNN & the rest of MSM drank the Kool-Aid on the whole Israel-Palestine issue. The old adage: Follow the Money and you will find its root. There is a lot of Arab money being poured into the rest of the world to subvert the masses; this is just another case.

DL13 on January 11, 2009 at 9:21 AM

littlegreenfootballs.com has CNN by their short hairs on this story… If you’re looking for in depth reporting & ball busting factual data on just how badly CNN really hates Israel; follow all of the links posted.

Keemo on January 11, 2009 at 9:25 AM

So we now know that CNN is the tabloid television channel, or am I erring due to it being a cable channel?

DannoJyd on January 11, 2009 at 9:37 AM

silly…….

Drunk Report on January 11, 2009 at 1:02 PM

I noticed that CNN has no place for readers/viewers to leave comments on their stories.

Gee, you’d think they would like some feed back so they could do better fake stories?

opusrex on January 11, 2009 at 2:16 PM

“I noticed that CNN has no place for readers/viewers to leave comments on their stories.
Gee, you’d think they would like some feed back so they could do better fake stories?
opusrex on January 11, 2009”

Why would they?
Do you question their journalistic integrity?

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

DSchoen on January 11, 2009 at 3:00 PM

The noble, helpless Palestinian victim is one of the religious icons of the leftist world view, much like the helpless domestic poor who need government assistance to buy medicine, or the innocent criminal wrongly convicted and sitting on Death Row. Even among the center-right elements of the ruling class, the idea that 99% of the Palestinians are sweet, harmless captives of the radical 1% is a pervasive belief, and it’s as dangerous as the naive belief that 99% of Iraqis would welcome us with open arms after we took down the tiny minority of gangsters holding their nation captive.

The “captive population” mythology is essential to modern liberal Western thought, because it’s the only way they can rationalize inaction in the face of obvious aggression. All through the 90s, Clinton took no action against acts of war from Islamic fascism, saying it would be inhumane to subject the innocent populace of Jihadistan to the horrors of war because of the crimes perpetrated by a handful of extremists. That’s how we ended up with a little FBI squad wandering hopelessly around Yemen, treating the U.S.S. Cole like a crime scene surrounded by the chalk outline of a naval destroyer.

To accept that the bulk of a population might support acts of terror is utterly antithetical to liberalism’s beliefs on foreign policy. That’s why CNN editors rush with something like giddy relief to publish photos of Israeli “atrocities.” Liberalism cannot accept the concept of an “enemy nation” – at best, if prodded by its leaders, it can believe an individual like Slobodan Milosevic is “the next Hitler” and deserves to be overthrown. (Notice how nobody is putting together a glossy HBO miniseries about Slobo’s family and last days in power? He had the misfortune to be designated as evil by a Democrat president.)

This type of indulgence is exactly what terrorism needs to thrive. As long as it’s incredibly difficult to pick a few terror leaders out of a populace willing to shelter them, and the West is unwilling to make any population suffer for the actions of its leaders, the terrorist has a fighting chance for success. Israel seems to be in the process of altering that dynamic in the Gaza strip, and the Western media will do everything in its power to stop them, because this is not a battle they can conceive of Israel winning.

Doctor Zero on January 11, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Doctor Zero on January 11, 2009 at 3:27 PM

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the_nile on January 11, 2009 at 4:28 PM

I am going to say two things that I am 100% certain about:

1. That wasn’t CPR being administered

2. That rooftop wasn’t hit by a hellfire missile

Another thing I also found about the the video of the rooftop very suspect was the minimal amount of blood despite the fact that TWO young boys were mortally wounded there. One report said the other child lost his foot, but there isn’t nearly that much blood that I see.

Finally, if I was asked if the damage on the roof was caused by a Hellfire missile or a Qassam rocket, I would say the later. Just saying.

BohicaTwentyTwo on January 11, 2009 at 4:33 PM

The only thing even remotely fishy here is the obviously ineffectual CPR–but there could be other explanations for that. Even if the doctor in question was hamming for the camera, that doesn’t mean the rest of the video is bogus. In a war, some women and children will die. If you can’t handle that reality, you should re-think your attitude about the use of military force.

Blacklake on January 10, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Dude, the whole scene is theater. Re read the comments by myself and others who have real world experience running and/or participating in trauma codes both as civillians and in the military. NOTHING in the video comports with a real code. These are not inconsequential points. Since when do you not secure an airway and bag while doing compressions? Since when can an ER MD look at a cardiac monitor and read a rythem when cardiac leads are unattached (you can hear the warning beep throughout the video)? Since when do you not establish lines and push drugs, strip the patient, insert a cath, not compress the chest (not even bad technique b/c there was no compression. The guy doing the compressions is probably not even in the medical field b/c if he was, he’d at least be able to fake it a little.

There are more points made by others and myself in previous posts. These can’t be explained away as just oversights or “just there way of doing things” or b/c they lack drugs and training. Douche bag number one (on the left) (Mads Gilbert) is a western trained, known physician who is running the code, he’s in charge of everything we see happening. He knows what should be going on and yet he makes no attempt to intervene and tell douche bag number two “hey jerk off, you’re doing poor cpr technique and not compressing the chest, this kids going to die” he makes no effort to say, “where the f**ck is the airway, Why aren’t you pricks bagging? We need to get this kid intabated! “We need blood gases” We need an x-ray to either locate the projectile, view the cardiac shadow, r/o a pneumothorax..whatever.

This is how it is done and yet there is ZERO effort to do anything. Instead Douche bag number one looks at the monitor and points to a non existent cardiac rhythms while the disconnected lead warning beep is blaring, shakes his head, looks around and at the end we can see Douche bag number 3 finally hand a packet which I recognize as cardiac monitor patches and apply them to the chest.

On top of everything, the video has been edited severely which is why some of the things happen out of order in the video.

As I said previously, I showed this to 3 experienced ER nurses and an EMT without explaining the circomstances surrounding the video and everyone picked up that this was bogus.

Apparently no one at CNN carries a Red Cross CPR card, because if they did, they recognize that the whole video was fishy and worthy of further vetting with an expert in the field.

Here’s what I think happened: This is a propaganda video of convenience that was shot on the fly and for which Mads Gilbert is an active and willing participant. I say on the fly, b/c if it were planned out, Gilbert could have provided a little more direction on how things should look and work. My guess is he was working in the ER treating patients for various things and someone decided to shoot a propaganda video on a kid with some sort of less than fatal injury.

The fact that they are not doing real chest compressions (Mads sees this and yet doesn’t make any effort to take over or correct the compressions) tells me that 1) the patient is alive, b/c real cpr would hurt/might break ribs etc…and would explain why they are not bagging this kid (if it were a corpse it wouldn’t matter) 2) Mads probably assumed the clown behind the camera would not focus on the actual compressions. Camera clown guy probably thinks the compressions add a bit of authenticity to the whole drama, nor realizing that it is in fact the loose thread that causes the whole thing to start to unravel. 3) The fact that the whole thing is badly edited suggests that there wasn’t much going on (like real code stuff) and/or there needed to be outtakes…someone starts laughing, the kid sneezes and sits up. But it is edited and some scenes appear out of sequence and you have to ask why.

I challenge ANYONE who beleives this video to address the SPECIFIC points of the code that I and others have raised. Until you can explain these away, nothing else matters.

moxie_neanderthal on January 11, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Dude, the whole scene is theater. Re read the comments by myself and others who have real world experience running and/or participating in trauma codes both as civillians and in the military. NOTHING in the video comports with a real code…
moxie_neanderthal on January 11, 2009 at 5:15 PM

I think I mentioned in my own post that the behavior of the people in the hospital shot seemed fishy. I have no trouble with the notion that the child was already dead, and that the hospital folks were mugging for the camera for propaganda purposes. But that was the only aspect of the video presented that seemed fishy–converse to what many here were saying and, I suspect, would like to think. The blood looked real, the fragmentation damage looked real, it appeared to be a real dead child. I accept that collateral damage happens, and I abhor Hamas’s cynical eagerness at using Palestinian civilian deaths (the younger the better!) to service their sick propaganda purposes. However, that doesn’t make everything in the video fake. Indeed, Hamas would be less despicable if it were all fake. Instead, from the looks of it they tried to capitalize on the death of a child. That’s the way they operate.

Blacklake on January 11, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Blacklake on January 11, 2009 at 6:57 PM

WTF guy? The ER scene is fake, the bomb blast area is also a total fake. Imagine the kinetic energy involved with a missle strike…does this look anything like any genuine missle strikes you’ve scene in photos or legit news reports? Maybe this is that top secret, super smart kid missle that the guy shooting the video suggests. I guess these only deliver enough ordinance to only kill kids but thankfully doesn’t damage anything else.

Guy, you don’t have a clue about the medical malpractice performed shown in the video and you sure as heck don’t know anything about the military side of the ledger. So besides the the ER scene and the make believe impact area, it looks like a pretty legit video. Is that about right?

moxie_neanderthal on January 11, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Blacklake
How much would you bet that the dead child was the result of a friendly fire incident from a trigger happy Hamas militiaman full of piss and vinegar firing an RPG without thinking about it . The blood looked real , fine , it’s also easy to placed a wounded man on the bed to get the necessary gore needed prior to the filming of the video and replaced the wounded man with a slightly wounded child who happens to have an excellent acting ability to play dead . Did you notice that nice blanket covering the kid , guess what , in a code , that blanket would be shoved aside and the boy was badly injured , there would had been an obvious blood stain on the blanket . When they took out the bottom sheet and used it to cover the dead boy , the bottom sheet had no blood stain , but the mattress had a nice big red stain on it . That does not match , if the bottom sheet was bloody , then we can account for the blood stain on the mattress , since the sheet was white , then the kid was either dead hrs before he was brought to the ER or the young man is alive and well , smarting from the leg wound he suffered .

DinobotPrime on January 11, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Didn’t CNN also “report” that Israel fired on the U.N. “humanitarian” relief delivery, as well? The latest I heard was that (surprise) a HAMAS shooter took out the delivery driver (I guess they had to fabricate an excuse to try to explain away all those black unis for HAMAS that made their way into the UN “humanitarian relief” delivery. Is it any wonder FOX regularly kicks CNN’s collective @$$3$?

SpartRan on January 11, 2009 at 8:04 PM

…The blood looked real,… Blacklake on January 11, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Yes, but…

Please look at the the video, you can see the stain on the sheets, around the boy’s left hand. Later the child is rolled and lifted to expose the bloody area, showing the viewer a puddle of blood. It is intended to elicit emotion, repulsion and sympathy. It is likely real but it is not from a wound.

Here is why it is more likely from a blown IV or an IV left running in a deceased patient. Other than the location of that stain (hand not body) it is the character of the stain. Blood is made of up many components. In simple terms blood is basically liquids and solids. This is a terrible example but sufficient to illustrate: Blood is like chili – solids and liquids, now add some water to your chili and slowly pour it on some cotton sheets. Now drip a little more water slowly. The watery parts will wick away and the solids will remain mostly centered but diluted. As the spill wicks a few small solids get carried along, as they deposit the outer areas become almost entirely fluid. Thus the stain becomes lighter & lighter as it expands. In the video, the diameter of expansion/expansion color, and the center color is more in line with diluted blood – IE a blown IV or an IV that now leaks because the patient is deceased and the veins no longer function.

A blown IV hardly elicits sympathy, and a deceased child is more sympathetic if there is blood involved. It is a manipulation meant to cause the viewer, in their moment of horror, to believe the most important part of their story – “Jews murder children”. That is the purpose of this video. If you don’t uncover the lies in the video, then the intent of the video is left as truth.

Enough people have spoken logically to understand that the damage on the building is inconsistent with the story given by the video.

CNN is promoting Hamas’ propaganda and shielding the most likely real killers – Hamas. This child was probably a human shield, or killed in a weapons cache. We will never know.

“We are going to win, because they love life and we love death” Hassan Nasrallah. He should add “and because CNN will help us.”

batterup on January 11, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Anyone who works for CNN or any of the drive-by’s in the news media are prostitutes for the liberal agenda. And the funny thing is – these “useful idiots” of the news media will be the first to be rounded up for the “Zyklon B” showers if the Islamo-fascists have their way and destroy Western civilization. And I can’t really say that thought bothers me a lot.

HondaV65 on January 12, 2009 at 8:13 AM

We act like this is “news”… CNN has been and will continue to be in bed with ANY Terrorist group as long as it is fighting AGAINST America or Israel. What is this, the fourth or fifth PROVEN time that the Liberal far left wacks at CNN have pull this garbage and yet Americans still watch this horrible Anti-American network. The very same fools and idiots that elected BHO to march us into the pits of hell by confering with people that want us ALL DEAD!

Morons!

Folks, we better, as a country, wake the hell up and get ready for a fight in our own streets and schools and malls for our very lives… Terrorists, like Hamas and others are on the way and Obama will HELP them get here faster by saying it’s AMERICA’S fault and the Jews. Are we ready?

Mark Garnett on January 12, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Baghdad Bob was more reliable then CNN…at least he was more entertaining.

Pulchritudinous Patriot on January 12, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Ok. CNN’s own updated report says:

Raafat Hamdouna, administrative director at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, said Friday that “Mahmoud Khalil Mashharawi, a 12-year-old, was brought to the hospital, and he was breathing, but he was hit in the head and all over his body by shrapnel.

But if you look at the picture on that SAME PAGE, there’s a photo of the boy, being held by the cameraman/brother. The boy’s head is clearly visible, and there are no visible wounds, or shaving of his head where doctors tried to get to shrapnel, or bandages, or blood/blood stains.

Then there’s the whole rigor mortis thing when they’re burying him.

hawksruleva on January 12, 2009 at 4:07 PM

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